by Mike Darlow
The second book in Mike Darlow's popular "Woodturning Series," this book features clear language and crisp full-color illustrations and is an invaluable woodturning reference. Enthusiastic woodturners will discover special techniques that are seldom seen in one volume, among them chucking, turning spindles, drilling, forming round objects, and multiaxis turning.
The featured projects -- aimed at elevating woodturning knowledge and talents -- include chucking a spoon, creating a ring, and turning a sculpture of a tree from a block of wood. Many of these tricks have been mined from the long history of woodturning and are accompanied by old engravings and historical materials to provide perspective and depth.
Woodturners of all abilities will find plenty to challenge them in this guide to creating delightful and beautiful adornments. Using just a lathe and ordinary or laminated wood, you can produce a whole range of jewelry from the 12 step-by-step projects including earrings, rings, necklaces, bangles, and brooches.
Learn how to decorate your turned pieces with such techniques as staining, dyeing, and inking; inlaying with wire, beads, wood banding, and gemstones; and using paints, inks and powders.