Here’s a great 2 part video series from Guy Bradbury explaining the basic of wood turning. He does a great job of going through the basic tools and techniques. It’s really great video for anyone wanting to learn turning wood.

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 PART2:

 

  • We also found a great online book which goes into great detail for the beginner:
  • Chapter 1: Learning to turn
  • Chapter 2: The workshop and equipment
  • Chapter 3: The tools
  • Chapter 4: Sharpening tools
  • Chapter 5: Safety
  • Chapter 6: Making the cut
  • Chapter 7: The effect of grain and other factors on the cut
  • Chapter 8: Introduction to spindle turning
  • Chapter 9: Spindle turning - setting up for practice
  • Chapter 10: Spindle turning - roughing down
  • Chapter 11: Spindle turning - the planing cut
  • Chapter 12: The 'V' cut
  • Chapter 13: Cutting a bead
  • Chapter 14: Cutting a cove
  • Chapter 15: Chapter 15: Spindle turning - the final cuts


You can read the whole book free here: http://www.turningtools.co.uk/wtintro/wtintro.html

 

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