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12th Aug 2002, 05:29 PM
Any suggestions for a book on woodturning basics for a newby turner?

Tim the Timber Turner
12th Aug 2002, 08:32 PM
Woodturning. A Foundation Course.By Keith Rowley.
By far the best for the basics. Streets ahead of any other book on the market and the largest consistant selling wood book in Australia, according to the book agents who import them.

Some days I turns thisaway, somedays I turns thataway and other days I don't turn at all.

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13th Aug 2002, 01:06 AM
I will second that. http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/biggrin.gif

Ian () Robertson
"We do good turns every day"

13th Aug 2002, 08:49 AM
Have a look at this site http://www.a1studio.freeserve.co.uk/

Brian Clifford - has 15 Chapters of down-loadable info - from tools, safety, spindleturning.
It's well worth a look

13th Aug 2002, 03:38 PM
I thoroughly agree with the above pundits.
Your local library may also have a copy of "Turning Wood" by Richard Raffan , which also has a video that accompanies the book.
Regards John H. http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/biggrin.gif

13th Aug 2002, 07:09 PM
Thanks fellas.

13th Aug 2002, 10:14 PM
I'd also recommend "Woodturning - A Manual of Techniques" by Hugh O'Neill published by Crowood Press if you can still get hold of it - It's rather an old publication - but then, I'm an old turner. http://ubb.ubeaut.com.au/ubb/smile.gif

When I first started turning I was tought all about keeping the bevel rubbing and cutting towards supported timber but nothing brought it home as well as O'Neill's first chapter which has you experimenting with planes, hammers and chisels on flat surfaces where you can see things happening in slow motion. This really gives practical instruction and, more importantly, the reasons behind the basics of turning.

Badger - A gruff short tempered animal that sleeps most of the winter