Woodwork and DIY Books

Key, Ray: Woodturning and Design (4261)

B T Batsford 1st 1985
4to, v v min bmps + wr to bds o/w VG++/VG++ 590 gms
(Order reference 4261).

Ray Key is one of Britain's most respected and successful wood turners. He sets out in detail here how to master the basics of the craft, and then, by explaining many design principles, shows how to take your work that important stage further.

In a book that is both personal and instructive, he discusses the types of lathe that are commonly available and the ones he has used, other machinery necessary to help in the successful practice of woodturning (something not mentioned in most books on the subject), the hand tools required — with special emphasis on the development of high-speed steel tools, their benefits and disadvantages - chucks and accessories, general workshop advice, finishing methods and tips (some of which will be found a little unusual but highly useful). There are detailed and highly illustrated sections on the making of platters, boxes and bowls, finishing with some advanced projects designed to test and stretch the ability of those readers who have reached a higher standard of proficiency.

Processes and techniques are illustrated, as well as examples of finished work by the author and a number of internationally-known woodturners that will provide inspiration for all those practising this fascinating craft.

121 black and white photographs 181 line illustrations 9 colour photographs