Turning for Furniture: Creating Furniture Parts on Your Lathe

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Taunton Press, 1996 - House & Home - 136 pages
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Turn your ordinary projects into one-of-a-kind designs with Turning for Furniture. In this classic DVD, Ernie Conover shows you how to turn a beautiful assortment of furniture components -- including decorative chair legs and bed posts, knobs, pulls, and ornaments -- and increase your project options.

You'll also learn how to:

  • Turn a simple chair stretcher
  • Make custom knobs and pulls
  • Turn chair legs
  • Duplicate parts with ease
  • Turn an offset foot

The next best thing to a private lesson, Turning for Furniture takes you right into expert woodworker Ernie Conover's shop for an unforgettable 55-minute lesson. You'll see firsthand exactly how to do the work -- the tools, the techniques, and the subtle rhythms of each process.

Impossible to miss a single step! Go directly to the chapter you want to watch and replay it as often as you want. Master it before you move on!

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
Table Legs
57
Chair Parts
71
BedPosts
77
Structural and Decorative Columns
87
Pulls and Finials
97
Applied Moldings
105
Tabletops
111
Holding Material on the Lathe
117
Sharpening Jigs for Grinders
127
INDEX
133
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Woodworking expert Ernie Conover, co-designer of the Conover lathe, Ernie is also the author of The Lathe Book, Turn a Bowl with Ernie Conover, and Turning for Furniture.

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