Alan Lacer's Woodturning Projects & Techniques by Alan Lacer

By Alan Lacer

Chosen from greater than 15 years of articles from one of many country's best turners, Alan Lacer's Woodturning tasks & concepts has every little thing you must learn how to flip and take your lathe abilities to the following level.

This ebook contains an in-depth examine ideas, instruments and chucks that may support ideal your middle turning abilities. You'll research the ideal instruments to exploit, the best way to deal with them thoroughly and the way to take care of them. Lacer's specialist 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 concepts, 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 initiatives overlaying quite a lot of became varieties and turning techniques.

Sharpen your end-grain hollowing abilities by way of turning a beautiful wine goblet
Practice turning spheres via developing your personal bocce ball garden game
Gain perception into making multiples through turning matching desk legs
Turn a desk lamp to perform flowing contours
Learn tips to paintings with eco-friendly wooden through creating a natural-edge bowl
And a lot more!
Complete with professional guideline, step by step pictures, publications to assets and fabrics and tips for fending off universal pitfalls, this e-book is bound that can assist you enhance your turning craft – and make a few wonderful items within the procedure.

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Apply glue or double-sided tape to the back of the card stock; center the card stock on the front of your blank card, carefully applying pressure to adhere (Figure 8). variations: Tapered Bouquet (Stencil 2). Make a bouquet with pretty tapered flower petals. Follow the original instructions with the following variations: Before Step 4. Add the tapered petals. On the stencil, tapers are indicated with a small circle. Squeeze out a dot of craft glue, and pull it into a taper by placing the tip of a toothpick in the center of the dot and dragging it in the direction you’d like your taper to go (Figure 1).

Holding the frame firmly in place, take your credit card and drag the ink from the left edge all the way across the design area (Figure 9). Don’t push too hard; the holes in the fabric are probably pretty large, so it will not take much to get the ink to pass through. Carefully raise the frame to the “up” position and view the print. Make a few test prints on scrap paper to get a feel for how much ink you’ll need; you may need to make more than one pass over the ink with your credit card. Once you are happy with the quality of the print, position your balsa-wood card in the center of the Work Surface template and make a print on it (Figure 10).

Be sure to trace the rectangular dotted line, which indicates the edges of the card, as well as any artwork that extends beyond the dotted line (Figure 3) (the templates provided with this project “bleed” off the edge of the card, so the silk-screened area is larger than the card). Turn the frame over so the fabric side is facing up and you can see your pencil drawing through the fabric. With the frame fabric side up, use a paintbrush to apply a thin, even coat of Mod Podge to the areas outside of the design you have traced on your screen; apply until these areas are completely covered (Figure 4).

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