Turning Wood with Richard Raffan

And for over 20 years, woodturners have been turning to Richard Raffan for expert advice and inspiration.

Author: Richard Raffan

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 156158956X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 218

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The appeal of woodturning is simple: with only a few hand tools and a lathe, remarkable results can be quickly achieved, including beautiful bowls, boxes in the round, lamp bases, and furniture parts. And for over 20 years, woodturners have been turning to Richard Raffan for expert advice and inspiration. Revised and updated to embrace the increase and improvement in turning tools and lathes now on the market, this updated and expanded edition of his 1985 classic covers everything from the lathe -- how it works and how to choose the right model -- to fixings, cutting tools, safety, measuring, centerwork, and more. Raffan also includes a brand new chapter on crafting hollow vessels.

Turning Bowls with Richard Raffan

Turning a bowl may seem daunting, but woodworkers can create beautiful bowls with the expert advice and instructions in this book.

Author: Richard Raffan

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561585083

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 196

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Turning a bowl may seem daunting, but woodworkers can create beautiful bowls with the expert advice and instructions in this book. Richard Raffan walks them through the process -- from wood selection and design advice to surface embellishment and finishing techniques. With step-by-step photos and detailed drawings.

Turning Toys with Richard Raffan

This book will bring you many happy and fruitful hours at the lathe creating heirlooms for future generations.

Author: Richard Raffan

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781621130109

Category: CRAFTS & HOBBIES

Page: 185

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Most woodturners have children in their lives who would appreciate a hand-turned toy (or several). The projects in Turning Toys can serve as a base for almost limitless variation, so you can put your own stamp on each object you create. Repetition is the key to mastering any craft, so these projects are in part skill-builders that you can repeat and thereby hone your turning techniques. You can get plenty of practice when small kids can't have too many peg dolls, balls, or things on wheels. You'll see ways of salvaging a situation when things go wrong, as they inevitably do when you have a catch or the wood splits. Disasters become design opportunities. The photos and drawings show you what to do, step-by-step; you'll see exactly how the tools are used, how the cutting edge should relate to the surface you're cutting, and how to stand to support and hold the tools so that working at your lathe is a comfortable and pleasurable activity. Few things can be more satisfying than making stuff for people you know, let alone love, especially when you can watch them using and enjoying the products of your labors. This book will bring you many happy and fruitful hours at the lathe creating heirlooms for future generations.

All New Turning Projects with Richard Raffan

But this is more than a book of projects. Readers will learn how to apply Raffan s acute sense of design and proportion to their work, their details will be crisper, and they ll be able to produce better work, faster."--Wheelers.co.nz.

Author: Richard Raffan

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781627107921

Category: Lathes

Page: 192

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"Thousands of novice turners have learned to turn with Richard Raffan because he can explain the complex and sometimes confusing steps in turning in a clear and understandable way. This book will continue this long tradition with a collection of appealing new woodturning projects candlesticks, a lamp and shade, sets of plates and bowls, even a turned duck call. The projects range from simple to complex, and Raffan provides complete instructions with step-by-step photos and drawings. These projects will lead the reader through a skill-building course in woodturning. But this is more than a book of projects. Readers will learn how to apply Raffan s acute sense of design and proportion to their work, their details will be crisper, and they ll be able to produce better work, faster."--Wheelers.co.nz.

Turning Boxes with Richard Raffan

Each project features detailed instructions and shop photos with step by step explanations of the tools being used.

Author: Richard Raffan

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561585090

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 154

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Each project features detailed instructions and shop photos with step by step explanations of the tools being used.

Taunton s Complete Illustrated Guide to Turning

The author discusses the tools and techniques of "spindle turning," presenting step-by-step instructions for completing a wide variety of projects, accompanied by more than nine hundred color photographs.

Author: Richard Raffan

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1561586722

Category: House & Home

Page: 246

View: 432

The author discusses the tools and techniques of "spindle turning," presenting step-by-step instructions for completing a wide variety of projects, accompanied by more than nine hundred color photographs.

Richard Raffan s Turning Guides

Woodworkers will want all three of these essential turning books -- along with this handsome slipcase!

Author: Richard Raffan

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561586011

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 544

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Taunton's classic books on turning -- Turning Bowls and Turning Boxes -- are now available in a three-volume set which includes Turning Wood with Richard Raffan. Woodworkers will want all three of these essential turning books -- along with this handsome slipcase!

The Art of Turned Bowls

Practical, informative and undeniably inspiring, this title also explores form and developing profiles. Along with a good lathe and a reliable set of tools, The Art of Turned Bowls belongs in the shop of every serious bowl turner.

Author: Richard Raffan

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561589548

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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When first published in 1987, The Art of Turned Bowls was a work ahead of its time. Now, considering the resurgence in popularity of this woodworking genre, the book is perfectly poised for rediscovery. Retooled with fresh full-color photographs of contemporary bowls featuring the work of award-winning turners from around the world, Richard Raffan's classic has been totally updated to meet the demands of today's turner. With a unique talent for making even the most abstract ideas accessible, the world's most admired turning teacher offers an invaluable wealth of design advice.

Turned bowl Design

Tells how to select wood for turning, describes the qualities of a well-shaped design, and demonstrates special turning techniques

Author: Richard Raffan

Publisher: Taunton

ISBN: 9780918804822

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 169

View: 506

Tells how to select wood for turning, describes the qualities of a well-shaped design, and demonstrates special turning techniques

Turning Wood

Author: Richard Raffan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Lathes

Page: 202

View: 757