Author(s): Carol Rix
This comprehensive guide is an invaluable resource for both new and experienced woodturners. It covers all aspects of woodturning, from the lathe and tools to preparing wood and planning your designs. The book is divided into three useful parts: One is a guide to setting up for woodturning, two details basic turning and using tools and three covers skills and techniques. Expert Carol Rix answers commonly asked questions and will tell you everything you ever wanted to know: such as choosing and buying a lathe, setting up your workshop, sharpening and maintaining tools and identifying and preparing timbers. It also includes a chapter on sanding and finishing turned work; specialist advice for glues, resins, painting and gilding; cut and carved shapes and a useful section on jigs for the lathe.
Australian author Carol Rix has been a woodworker since childhood. A school teacher for many years, Carol became a professional woodturner in 2001, working mainly with locally salvaged and recycled timbers on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. She teaches woodturning classes and regularly writes articles for The Australian Woodworker.