I'm not much into turning, but the high school shop teacher, a lady, said it has been helpful to the students; has had lot's of viewings and is required watch before starting to use the lathe. November 2, We would like to watch together, maybe both of us will learn. May 18, Purchased over 2 years ago. The was supposed to be for those of us "getting started in woodturning". I would have liked to have seen more on sharpening of tools and exactly how you present the tool to the wood. A close up of a gouge actually cutting and how it is manipulated to perform the various cuts.
I saw some fine cutting in the video but I could not replicate it from what I saw.
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This video was above those of us "getting started". I learned a bunch anyway.
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April 29, Ralph H. There was much useful information in the DVD. Overall it was good. What I found lacking are the following: 1. Would be helpful to have had insight into speed of lathe vs. May 29, Joseph B. Getting Started in Woodturning. The DVD was a good intro to the basics. Good emphasis on safety.
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Sorry guys, it wasn't worth 30 bucks. I got these basics in junior high school 60 years ago. May 27, Antoni M. I thought it would be better then it was some of the things were OK could be more sharpening then it was' I I would not tell them to buy this video. Gerald H. Both stuck to prepaired script. Very elementary. Didn't really tell or explained how to do. Sort of a sales pitch for turning.
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If anyone wishes to start woodturning, better look elsewhere. No substance. Turning with sharp tools is much easier than when the tools are not at their best. Woodturning tools should be sharpened on a bench grinder, or better yet, a slow speed wet sharpener. Each tool has a particular bevel that must be maintained, and the curve of the sharpening wheel will help maintain the tool's concave edge. The wood that is being turned by the lathe must be turned at an appropriate speed.
A good rule of thumb is, "the wider the stock, the lower the speed. One key to safe woodturning is to keep your hands in safe positions that will control the tool, but keep the fingers clear of the action. For right-handed woodturners, the left hand will be against the tool rest and the right hand will be holding the handle of the tool.
Position the left hand so that the forefinger will be under the tool, resting against the side of the tool rest opposite the wood. The left hand's thumb will be on the top of the tool, helping to steady it against the forefinger and the tool rest. See the image above for an example. When turning, the gouge, chisel or scraper being used should always remain in contact with the tool rest.
There is no such thing as safe "free-handing" on a lathe. Ideally, the tool rest should be about a quarter-inch away from the wood, and the cutting tool needs to be in contact with the tool rest before it comes into contact with the wood. Additionally, there should be a limited distance between the point where the tool comes into contact with the tool rest and where it contacts the wood. Free download. Book file PDF easily for everyone and every device. This Book have some digital formats such us :paperbook, ebook, kindle, epub, fb2 and another formats. Getting Started in Woodturning Purchased 1 year ago.
Tools and Tips for Spring Yard Work I would have liked to have seen more on sharpening of tools and exactly how you present the tool to the wood. This required some trial and error for me, because I needed a pulley that would fit the V-belt and also that would align perfectly with the 4 slot spindle pulley on my headstock. It allows me four different speeds. The rubber or chloroprene belt which turns the headstock spindle. But a friend talked me into adding a Link belt. A link belt is a chain of chloroprene links that fit together for a custom sized belt. Why did I choose to use a link belt?
Here is the 5 foot length that I purchased on Amazon. Link belts like this can also be used on other machinery in your workshop bandsaw, jointer, table saw, etc.
The swich that controls the power to the motor. This feature may not sound all that important, but a good lathe should have a power switch that is easy to see and use, especially in an emergency. I wanted a power switch that had a larger stop paddle, in case the lathe needed to be shut off quickly.
Fortunately his power switch was easy to access, so he was able to stop the lathe in time, before his whole body got sucked in! It was easy to wire to the motor, and mount on the leg of my lathe base. The assembly that holds the motor-turned spindle and pulley system.
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The headstock is attached to the bed of the lathe. Some headstock pulleys like mine have an indexing mechanism see below that is convenient for fluting or reeding table legs or cutting sliding dovetails for a candle stand with a router the indexing mechanism should never be engaged while the lathe is running. The metal spindle that is rotated by the belt and pulley, and into which the tapered drive center is attached.
The removable tapered steel shaft that presses its point and teeth into the wood blank, securing it to the headstock spindle. Most lathes use a 2 Morse Taper.
The prongs are pounded into the end grain of the wood blank. Steb Centers have small teeth around the circumference of the spring loaded point in the center:. This design acts like a clutch on a hand drill when you get a catch on the lathe. Rather that the tool catching on the wood, and ripping a big chunk out of the wood and likely causing you to run for a change of pants the wood stops on your tool, and the Steb Center just spins.
This is especially comforting for new woodturners who are nervous about the dangers of a wood catch, especially with a skew chisel. Here is a good video that demonstrates how effective steb centers are at preventing catches:. The tool rest fits into the banjo s and adjusts up and down to allow support of the woodturning tool while it cuts the spinning wood.
Many lathes come with a medium sized tool rest, which will work, but will limit the amount of a longer spindle that you can work on without having to move the tool rest. For example, if you are roughing a wood blank for a spindle, it would be inconvenient to not be able to move the roughing gouge along the entire blank at the same time. However, long inch tool rests can be quite expensive, and require two banjos to work with your lathe. I find short tool rests, like this, to be useful when I am turning knobs for cabinets.
It would also be useful for someone wanting to get into pen turning. This is a 4-inch tool rest. A medium sized tool rest is useful for turning shorter spindles, and in my case, for turning replacement handles for wood chisels or saw files.