Book - 208 pages, 400 color photos
Softcover, 199 pages, all color photos
This book from Mike Darlow is the third in his series of books on woodturning. It has the same point by point coverage as the other two books in the series. Woodturning Techniques focuses on thread chasing, new ways of hollowing, shapening techniques, nested cups and bowls, making jigs for woodturning and hand thread chasing.
Detailed information is also given in the areas of gluing wood before turning, split turnings, chatterwork, chucks and many more topics.
Softcover:192 pages with 400 color photographs, 90 color diagrams and 40 historical engravings.
280 pages, 540 color photos and illustrations.
Mike Darlow has left no detail behind in his latest in a series of 5 books on woodturning. He starts out with a history of chess showing the development of the typical pieces over the centuries, followed by a gallery of different pieces made by modern turners. Chess boards are discussed along with the process of designing chess sets.
Detailed measured drawings of nine different chess sets are shown on a grid making it easy to transfer to templates. Pictures of the finished pieces are provided as well. Included are a modern set designed by the author, a set from 1480, an English set from the late 1700's, a Biedermeir set from 1770, an elegant Russian set made in 1800, and four other designs.
The last chapter of this book covers the process of turning the chess pieces. All aspects are covered thoroughly including materials needed, carving methods, wood preparation, rough and finish turning, sanding, adding weight to the pieces, tools used, work holding techniques, sanding, and finishing. If you have ever wanted to make chess pieces, this book is a must!
Softcover, 168 pages.
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