UPDATE: Book Giveaway: The Frugal Woodturner by Ernie Conover
The Frugal Woodturner: Make and Modify All the Tools and Equipment You Need by Ernie Conover
Fox Chapel Publishing, 2010.
$19.95; 136 pp.
If you want to start turning but are afraid that it will cost too much to get going then The Frugal Woodturner: Make and Modify All the Tools and Equipment You Need by long time Fine Woodworking contributor, Ernie Conover, is the book for you. In the book, Conover gives advice about choosing a lathe and turning tools. He even devotes a number of pages to making your own spring pole lathe and making some of your own tools. The book goes on to cover sharpening, finding wood for cheap, holding the wood on the lathe, and finishes. Finally, Conover suggest 3 different woodturning setups depending on how much money you are willing to spend. Just looking through this book makes me want to get out there and start turning.
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