Practical woodturning projects
to build your skills at the lathe
skill-building projects for woodturners with expert, shop-tested instructions and illustrations from the pages of American Woodturner, journal of the American Association
The quickest and best way to
become proficient at the woodturning lathe is to stretch your skills by making
useful projects. Each project gives you an opportunity to practice turning
while trying new techniques. Each successful project graces your world with a
handmade object that’s both useful and beautiful, to enjoy at home or to give
as a gift.
For the table: Coasters, napkin
rings, salt & pepper shakers, spice mill, ice cream scoop, all-wood goblet.
Great gifts: Letter opener,
all-wood pen, decorative clock, crochet hook, ring holder, quarter display,
branch mushrooms, holiday ornaments
For the workshop: Tool hands,
jam and expansion chucks, virtual woodturning with Sketch-Up.
Selected skills include choosing
wood, faceplates and jam chucks, skew chisel, drilling and fitting, end-grain
turning, hollow turning, decorative effects, making multiples, and design at
Since 1986, American Woodturner
has been a genuine treasure-trove of practical and reliable information written
by woodturners for their fellow woodturners. Practical Woodturning Projects is
available as a 64-page printed book or as a digital download readable on all
your electronic devices.