It’s the classic introduction to the art of woodturning, revised and updated, and stuffed with facts on fundamentals, tools, and techniques, and practical examples of projects! Lathes, chisels and gouges, bowl turning, flat work, turning between centers, drilling, chuck selections: you’ll find them all here, with working methods fully illustrated. It will tell you the best size lathe for the object you’re turning; which drills perform best for metalwork and other jobs; how to reverse rotation in the wood lathe; ways of polishing the finished item; and how to make the most of high-speed steel tools, grindstones, and bandsaws. Try your newly honed skills on 15 practical and ornamental projects. Make tool handles; goblets and egg cups; the ever-popular peppermill; an automatic tea dispenser; a cheese or chopping board–and one to serve the cheese on; table and standard lamp bases; jar lids; shallow dishes and fittings; round containers; hourglasses; and napkin rings. Adorn them with a variety of decorations, ranging from pretty vines to funny faces. Even work with laminated and checkerboard designs. Peter Child is one of the great masters of turning, and here’s your chance to take his course! 247 pages, 184 b/w illus.