Ornamental Turning

By T.D. Walshaw
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The art of ornamental turning in wood (and, in former days, ivory) has a long and distinguished history and it has recently experienced a renaissance among craftspeople. This is Tom Walshaw’s definitive guide to the art, aimed not only at the experienced woodturner, but also at the novice.

Tom Walshaw provides comprehensive chapters on purpose-built ornamental lathes (both antique and modern), essential accessories, using cutting & decorative tools, plus detailed information about screw threads and templates. There are also clear directions on using a standard engineer’s lathe to create ornamental work.

Contents:
● Ornamental Lathes and their Equipment
● Cutting Tools and Materials
● Principles and Practice of Surface Decoration
● Setting Up the Machine
● Manipulation of the Equipment
● A Few Examples
● Ornamental Turning on Engineers’ Lathes
● The Geometric Chuck
● Conclusion
● Holtzapffel Screw Threads
● Neatsfoot oil
● Construction of Curvelinear
● Templates
● Index
● Index of Illustrations

Fully illustrated with close-up photographs of work in stages and finished projects, plus detailed plans and diagrams, this is the classic instruction book for any woodturner wanting to master the art of ornamental turning. This is an essential reference work for all woodturners and collectors of turned art.

The author Tom Walshaw is better known to hobbyists under the pen name “Tubal Cain” – the writer of many best-selling home workshop and model engineering guides.
Order code
S-ORTURN
Publisher
Special Interest Model Books
ISBN
1854861085
ISBN-13
9781854861085
Format
Paperback, 208 pages
Published
1990
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