The Lathe Book

A Complete Guide to the Machine and its Accessories

The Lathe Book

By:  Conover, Ernie

Product ID:  070541
$27.95 Paperback (2nd ed.)
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Taunton Press

8.0 X 10.0 in
192 pg

HOUSE & HOME / Woodworking

No other book gives you such valuable information on the essential turning tool. Completely revised and updated, The Lathe Book is the comprehensive guide to woodturning machinery, incorporating the many innovations in the lathe and its accessories.

This book covers every aspect of the lathe, including how to choose one, how to select tools and accessories, how to maintain and repair the machine, and basic techniques.

You will get:

  • expert advice on choosing a lathe
  • tips on maintaining a lathe for optimal performance
  • easy-to-follow basic techniques that help build lathe skills
  • more than 220 color photos and illustrations

Ernie Conover is a veteran woodworking author with nine books, many videos, and hundreds of articles to his credit. His work has received numerous awards and been the subject of several one-man shows. Ernie lectures widely for clubs, trade show groups, and woodworking stores and is frequently called upon as a consultant and expert witness in the woodworking field. He is also a lathe designer, having developed his own lathe and worked on the designs of the Nova and the Powermatic 3520b. When not writing, lecturing, or consulting he is active in providing academic oversight and teaching at Conover Workshops (—a craft school founded by the Conover family.