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Turning Basics for Furniture Makers

By Steve Shanesy

Format: DVD

SKU# Z6069

Turning is unlike any other woodworking – because everything is happening at once! So, watching turning – instead of just reading about it – is the most effective way to learn. With this video, you'll quickly discover how to master basics and beyond, so you can incorporate turning into your workshop skills.

Learn to turn now!

  • Parts for Furniture, Table Legs, Finials & More
  • Tool Selection & Use
  • Sharpening
  • Cutting Coves, Beads & More
  • Workholding Techniques
  • Turning Tips & Tricks

Author Steve Shanesy is Publisher and Editorial Director of Popular Woodworking and Woodworking Magazine. A 30-year furnituremaker, he took up turning five years ago to expand his shop skills. "Turning has become one of the most enjoyable, relaxing and fun parts of woodworking," he says.

SKU Z6069
Author/Speaker/Editor Steve Shanesy
File/Trim Size 7.5 x 5.25
Format DVD
ISBN 13 9781440302213

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Look elsewhere Review by Les

The DVD is clearly for a beginner. Having said that, I think Mr. Shanesy clearly shows he is not a very good turner. His tool selection is weak at best and his turning technique looks amateurish. He is not a good model for someone interested in getting into spindle lathe work. There are a number of excellent intros to spindle turning on the market and I would advise an interested person to look elsewhere. Try Ernie Conover's DVD on the very same topic.

(Posted on 9/22/2014)

Great Content . . . Amateur Production Review by Wayne Stiles

This is a great DVD to introduce beginners to the art of turning on a lathe. Steve gives basic instructions on a variety of common projects, and he demonstrates basic turning skills, including the proper way to sharpen chisels. My only gripe is that the production quality is amateur (most notably, in the different levels of audio for various scenes). Otherwise, a fine introductory DVD for turners.

(Posted on 4/22/2010)

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