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By Alan Lacer

Chosen from greater than 15 years of articles from one of many country's most sensible turners, Alan Lacer's Woodturning tasks & recommendations has every thing you must discover ways to flip and take your lathe talents to the subsequent level.

This booklet contains an in-depth examine options, instruments and chucks that would support ideal your middle turning talents. You'll study the correct instruments to exploit, the best way to deal with them competently and the way to take care of them. Lacer's professional guide is helping you grasp the bowl gouge, the spindle-roughing gouge, the skew and different crucial turning instruments. You'll additionally achieve perception into completing options, French sprucing and dealing with spalted wood.

Once you've sharpened your talents with the instruments & concepts part, positioned your new wisdom to the attempt with 20 appealing tasks masking a variety of became kinds and turning techniques.

Sharpen your end-grain hollowing abilities through turning a stunning wine goblet
Practice turning spheres by way of growing your personal bocce ball garden game
Gain perception into making multiples via turning matching desk legs
Turn a desk lamp to perform flowing contours
Learn easy methods to paintings with eco-friendly wooden via creating a natural-edge bowl
And a lot more!
Complete with specialist guide, step by step photographs, publications to resources and fabrics and information for heading off universal pitfalls, this publication is bound that will help you increase your turning craft – and make a few attractive items within the technique.

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The lines here are clean and sleek. indd 46 46 12/19/03, 7:57:07 AM 1 Follow the basic directions on pages 25 and 26 for mounting the stone and doing a beaded collar. Use matte khaki brown 11º beads for most of the collar. Use an accent row of the antique gold and then one or two rows of the silverlined brown 14º beads to end. 2 Make the first couched row with 11º antique gold beads, alternating with 8º matte khaki brown beads. The outside couched row is the antique gold cube beads. Lay a ring of antique gold 11º beads between the collar and on top of the first couched row, and couch them in place.

Continue in this manner until you reach the length desired. Figure 3-23 11 When you reach the desired length, remove the stop bead and attach the clasp. Refer to Figure 3-24 to see how the strap should look. indd 32 12/12/03, 8:58:05 AM Right-Angle Weave Variations The instructions for doing right-angle weave are covered on pages 18-20. The graphs shown here, along with the variations in the photo, are meant to give you ideas of how you can change the basic stitch to achieve a look you like to make a necklace or bracelet strap.

Indd 33 12/12/03, 8:58:11 AM The Fringe Adding fringe to beaded jewelry can enhance the overall look and appeal of the finished piece. This is especially true of beaded cabochons and amulet bags. Fringe can be used anywhere you think you need it to decorate your item, though it is most commonly found at the bottom of the piece. Experiment and add it where you think it looks best. Straight Fringe To do a straight fringe, decide which beads you wish to use. They may be beads that you have already used in your piece or different ones in colors that match or contrast.

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