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When it’s your turn to discover turning – learn from the best. Turning, a special issue from Fine Woodworking, is your roadmap to exploring this special skill that that is gaining in popularity every day. Join the legions of craftspeople who find that turning is a low-budget, high-reward pursuit that fits nicely into busy schedules and suits those with limited shop space.

Getting the fundamental rights. From choosing a lathe to finding the right wood, Turning provides a solid introduction for newcomers with in-depth information on chucks, scrapers, faceplate turning, and accessories.  For the more advanced, there are detailed techniques for making furniture parts, spindles, Shaker knobs, and inspiring master classes.

Stylish, quick-to-make projects. Turning has great appeal in today’s high-tech world because really nice-looking projects can be completed in hours rather than weeks. So, even at the busiest times of year, you can still enjoy some shop time and get the satisfaction of turning out a handsome pen, or fanciful bowl, or cute toy. And, any time of year, it’s an easy way to turn out beautiful handcrafted gifts.


Get Turning now and see how much fun you can have! 

Additional Information
About No
Issue Number No
Cover 154
Publication Year 2014
Other Formats D17030
Isbn No
Author Editors of Fine Woodworking
Dimensions No
Pages 124
Format Magazine
Toc Gearing Up
Choosing a Lathe
The 4 Turning Tools Everyone Needs
Four-Jaw Chucks Change the Game
Scrapers Make Life Easier
Taking Stock: Finding Wood

Master the Basics
Spindle Turning 101: Smooth Cylinders
Spindle Turning 101: Sharp Details
Faceplate Turning Fundamentals

Furniture Parts
Authentic Shaker Knobs
Two Classic Shaker Legs
Turn a Pad-Foot Leg
Divide and Conquer a Sheraton Leg

Other Projects
Pen-Turning Basics
Turning Toys: Wheely Fun
Turning Toys: Spinning Tops
Turning Toys: Bilboquet
Secrets of Segmented Turning
Barley-twist Candlesticks
Two Master Classes

Finishing Touches
Clear Finishes
Colorize your turnings
Intro No
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  • by Editors of Fine Woodworking
  • Magazine
  • Product Code: TP-FWW10017030
Availability: In Stock