View Full Version : Basic Beginner Lathe Tips

12-01-2005, 10:20 AM
Anyone know of a good thread for info on the
basics of wood turning on a lathe. What chisel to start with, stock
(round or square), technique. Just some quick tips for a beginner
to practice. Thanks in advance!

12-01-2005, 07:14 PM
A book I found helpful was "Turning Wood" by Richard Raffan, Taunton Press.
Taunton Press is the publisher of "Fine Woodworking " magazine. Their web site probably offers DVD/videos for beginner and advance turners. I think the Woodcraft store in Woburn also has seminars on turning, check their web site. Sorby tools might also have how to info available for free.

12-08-2005, 06:46 AM
The Raffan "Turning Wood" video is great. They reference the page of the book as the video moves along. Just watching the way he moves can really help you out.

Pete F.
12-30-2007, 11:34 AM
Google wood lathe projects and you will find some good woodturning sites
This one has some good beginner stuff, the free stuff is interesting, they do want money for some.