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UPDATE: A Lesson Plan for Wood Turning by James Rodgers

comments (184) April 24th, 2014 in blogs

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A Lesson Plan for Wood Turning
Linden Publishing, Inc. 2014.
$19.95; 112 pp.

TonyT won a copy of this new book.

Author James Rodgers has been teaching woodturning for over a decade. He took that experience and wrote the book A Lesson Plan for Wood Turning to provide step-by-step instruction for beginning turners. The book is designed as a self-directed course in woodturning safety, tools and techniques and builds upon itself with each skill and project. The projects focus on skill development and are documented with over 200 color photos so the student will see proper cutting motions and positions. This book would also make a great guide for teachers.

TonyT is the lucky winner. His comment was chosen at random.

Be sure to check in for more give aways. Next up is Taunton's Outdoor Wood Projects.

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Comments (184)

FunForFoscue FunForFoscue writes: Really, really would like to win this book!
Posted: 8:17 pm on May 7th

snips_hfx snips_hfx writes: It's hard to find a good fundamentals book. I am looking forward to reviewing this one as I have just acquired my first lathe and looking for a beginners' guide.
Posted: 11:36 am on April 23rd

Raymond in Trenton NJ Raymond in Trenton NJ writes: This book would be a big help.
Posted: 10:07 am on April 23rd

tmercer tmercer writes: Perfect companion for the new lathe I'm getting ready to buy!
Posted: 11:09 pm on April 22nd

joesnare joesnare writes: Hooray! Now I can put my expensive and beautiful Jet lathe to work making great turned wood.
Posted: 5:54 pm on April 22nd

jazzer jazzer writes: Have the lathe and the turning tools and was planning on buying a new chuck this summer. The book would be a great help.Thanks.
Posted: 4:53 pm on April 22nd

veggiefahmah123 veggiefahmah123 writes: I teach woodturning in my shop. Sure could use this for my students!
Tom Libby
Posted: 1:37 pm on April 22nd

veggiefahmah123 veggiefahmah123 writes: I teach woodturning in my shop. Sure could use this for my students!
Tom Libby
Posted: 1:37 pm on April 22nd

veggiefahmah123 veggiefahmah123 writes: I teach woodturning in my shop. Sure could use this for my students!
Tom Libby
Posted: 1:36 pm on April 22nd

MKWerman MKWerman writes: I could sure use this!
Posted: 11:40 am on April 22nd

dkohn67 dkohn67 writes: Looking to expand my woodturning skills and always on the search for new helpful resources. Let's see if this book offers a new twist on an old american tradition.
Posted: 9:17 am on April 22nd

Espressotom Espressotom writes: I have started wood turning at the age of 54. I am now 54. So far, everything I have learned about woodworking has been self taught. It all started 35 years ago with the restoration of an old house. Just started and figured things out as I went along.

I think this book would help speed up the learning process and help me use the tools as efficiently as possible.
Posted: 7:30 am on April 22nd

Ginkgo Ginkgo writes: I seen a couple of demos, have a basic set gouges, but not the confidence to really fire up and try something nice. So far it has been a couple of "make-do" items let me know I need to learn a lot.
Posted: 8:41 pm on April 21st

JEarch JEarch writes: I have recently started turning, and after creating a few piles of shavings, one thing I have learned is that I have a lot to learn!
Posted: 8:32 pm on April 21st

flwoodie flwoodie writes: This would be an excellent addition to my library.
Posted: 8:24 pm on April 21st

brianstrick brianstrick writes: As a professional technical trainer, I often marvel how it takes me weeks or months to learn something, then how I can create illustrations and training charts and pass that information on to others in a matter of minutes.

I'd love the opportunity to learn the right way to turn projects. I've got the lathe, new carbide insert bit tools, the set of turning tools I've had for 40 years since high school; now if I could only learn how to hollow out end grain where the speed of the workpiece against the tool is nearly zero at the center! Small fitted lid boxes are my "thing"...
Posted: 6:30 pm on April 21st

JKFrey JKFrey writes: Help!!! My turning sucks!!
Posted: 5:42 pm on April 21st

cahudson42 cahudson42 writes: Another hat in the ring!
Posted: 3:05 pm on April 21st

user-3268621 user-3268621 writes: My son would love this book
Posted: 2:35 pm on April 21st

JAWhite JAWhite writes: This sounds very interesting as books geared for the true novice and give a good foundation for further advancement are scarce.
Posted: 1:43 pm on April 21st

geraldvg geraldvg writes: I'm getting pretty far down the road to become really proficient at new skills, but really would like to learn more about how to turn wood and end up with something more than the satisfaction of making a lot of chips.
Posted: 12:41 pm on April 21st

Fuzzy52 Fuzzy52 writes: I definitely need to improve my turning skills. A book like this would be a valuable resource!
Posted: 12:25 pm on April 21st

ShawnG ShawnG writes: I want to learn to turn
Posted: 9:28 am on April 21st

dnbrooks dnbrooks writes: I could really use this. I am definitely turning impaired!

Posted: 9:06 am on April 21st

BA3 BA3 writes: As a novice, this would be a welcomed bookshelf addition.
Posted: 7:31 am on April 21st

dcooper dcooper writes: All knowledge is welcome as I move towards being a better woodworker/turner.
Posted: 6:53 am on April 21st

user-69634 user-69634 writes: would love this book for teaching
Posted: 6:52 am on April 21st

uscggunslinger uscggunslinger writes: Winner winner chicken dinner...I hope.
Posted: 6:43 am on April 21st

BostonDB1 BostonDB1 writes: Happy Dyngus Day everyone! Count me in for the offer!
Posted: 6:43 am on April 21st

macbaxter macbaxter writes: This would be a great springboard for getting into woodturning. Would love to have it!
Posted: 4:51 am on April 21st

StephenPaul StephenPaul writes: I would love this book as I intend to get back into turning and need some guidance.
Posted: 2:09 am on April 21st

FoxOne FoxOne writes: I am building a turning reference group for the bookshelf and this would be the leading manual / book on that section.
Posted: 4:59 pm on April 20th

wwilliams1 wwilliams1 writes: Looking forward to winning especially since I am approaching retirement and can actually have the time to do all the fun things I would like to do!
Posted: 4:00 pm on April 20th

Garver Garver writes: I really could use this book I'm very new to wood turning, have a good lathe, But not much experience yet. Then I have to learn to read the book.
Posted: 2:27 pm on April 20th

br1896 br1896 writes: Lessons would be a big help.
Posted: 10:34 am on April 20th

boloduck boloduck writes: would be a great addition to any woodworking library .....
Posted: 10:32 am on April 20th

flcracker flcracker writes: I've always wanted to try turning a bowl, this might give me a chance of not screwing up.
Posted: 8:15 am on April 20th

micfro micfro writes: I need this book to take my skills to the next level.
Posted: 7:13 am on April 20th

mamulengo mamulengo writes: If I had this book, I surely would turn every single page more than once!
Posted: 4:39 am on April 20th

user-3288169 user-3288169 writes: I'm a german woodturner and I would like it to have this book standin in my selfmade bookshelf. It would be not alone, there are lot of other english woodworking books.
Posted: 2:28 am on April 20th

carkon carkon writes: I'm a self taught woodworker and turner. Good reference books are always welcome. This looks like a good one.
Posted: 10:27 pm on April 19th

Lori K Lori K writes: Would really like to add this book to my turning library.
Posted: 10:00 pm on April 19th

gdstutts gdstutts writes: Just finished preparing most of a walnut tree for turning, I need this book!
Posted: 9:45 pm on April 19th

bmwz3coupe bmwz3coupe writes: Excellent timing for a lathe book. Just finishing up my new base cabinet for my lathe with 9 dawers for storage.
Posted: 9:27 pm on April 19th

iampapabear iampapabear writes: Oh yeah, sign me up, love the lathe!
Posted: 9:08 pm on April 19th

Toolmanic Toolmanic writes: I've turned pens for the last the last year and a half and just yesterday tried my hand turning a tea cup. The books in my library didn't help much but the addition of this title surely would.
Posted: 9:00 pm on April 19th

mwgwwob mwgwwob writes: Simply.... I NEED this book!
Posted: 8:49 pm on April 19th

ebanista ebanista writes: Looks like a good book for me
Posted: 7:46 pm on April 19th

hotvwr32 hotvwr32 writes: I have been turning for a number of years, but I always believe one can learn more in your craft. I would like to be the winner.
Posted: 7:23 pm on April 19th

Blaire Blaire writes: I turn to turn wood.
Posted: 6:32 pm on April 19th

Woodwkr47 Woodwkr47 writes: For years I have been dibbling with woodworking and taking many various classes at woodcraft, north Bennett street school, and Phil Lowe while I worked full time to raise my family.
I recently retired and now it is time to fine tune my skills. This books seems like it is just the right tool to get me on the right course with step by step turning projects.
At my age I could use a step by step manual for just about everything I do.
Thanks for the opportunity .
Posted: 4:22 pm on April 19th

user-2497298 user-2497298 writes: Just finished a couple other books on turning. Looks like a good volume to run through when it's time to actually power up the lathe.
Posted: 4:19 pm on April 19th

user-2513746 user-2513746 writes: Been turning for years but always great to have all those little tips revised, would love to see this great book.
Posted: 4:15 pm on April 19th

avocado101 avocado101 writes: Ive just started woodturning and this book would be perfect for me!
Posted: 4:08 pm on April 19th

Jeff_Muscatine Jeff_Muscatine writes: A nice offer - looks like a very good place to start or to get a thorough refresher
Posted: 4:06 pm on April 19th

Richard8 Richard8 writes: Sounds exactly what every new wood turner needs. It would be a great course reference.
Posted: 3:22 pm on April 19th

Paladin2025 Paladin2025 writes: Thanks for this fabulous giveaway opportunity. There are lots of self-help turning books out there, but this one looks like it's structured just right.
Posted: 2:52 pm on April 19th

RayTurns RayTurns writes: What a great time to go back and re-visit the basics to proper turning technique.
Posted: 2:35 pm on April 19th

leeh522 leeh522 writes: I have to either win it, or buy it.
Posted: 2:33 pm on April 19th

Wixom Wixom writes: I have access to a Powermatic 2442 lathe and this book would come in handy to teach me more skills on how to use it more efficiently. I hope I win.
Posted: 2:28 pm on April 19th

toomuch toomuch writes: I would love to have this book so I could better learn how to use the lathe on my SHopsmith.
Posted: 2:05 pm on April 19th

wvb wvb writes: I got an old Craftsman lathe many years ago and finally started turning a couple of years ago. A friend has been teaching me some things, and I've been using a couple of books as well as articles and videos from Fine Woodworking. Another instruction book will always be appreciated, especially if it is taught by Mr. Rogers.

Posted: 2:04 pm on April 19th

user-2863731 user-2863731 writes: 66 years ago my dad had a lathe and with a little of his help I made the only baseball bat I ever owned. I haven't done any turning since. I recently acquired an old Shop Smith and cleaned it up and it runs fine. Now my grandson wants to learn to turn. Is this the best book for both of us?
Posted: 1:57 pm on April 19th

Al_Phelps Al_Phelps writes: Looks like some of the turnings I have attempted. Some good some not so good. Surely would help!
Posted: 1:27 pm on April 19th

Tomball Pa Tomball Pa writes: This would make a fine additional to my woodworking library.
Posted: 1:24 pm on April 19th

coxdd44 coxdd44 writes: Thanks for offering a free book on wood turning. I would really like to have this book. I have tried to read most of the wood turning books around.

Delmer Cox
Posted: 1:20 pm on April 19th

sawdust55109 sawdust55109 writes: I am just starting my journey in the woodturning neighborhood. Perhaps Mr. Rogers can teach me.
Posted: 1:18 pm on April 19th

natloz natloz writes: Good Afternoon
I would appreciate a chance to review the book as a potential template for a future class in turning for beginners. Thank you for the opportunity.
Posted: 1:12 pm on April 19th

DionsaurPets DionsaurPets writes: Straight forward manual for the creative art of woodturning.
Fits right in with any home library for the serious craftsman.
Posted: 1:11 pm on April 19th

grymoire grymoire writes: Maybe I'll be lucky today.
Posted: 12:51 pm on April 19th

grymoire grymoire writes: Maybe I'll be lucky today.....
Posted: 12:50 pm on April 19th

Lutro Lutro writes: Looks like a very interesting book.
Posted: 12:38 pm on April 19th

kenking2 kenking2 writes: A perfect companion to my restored Walker Turner 12" lathe.
Posted: 12:27 pm on April 19th

user-2388378 user-2388378 writes: I have recently taken up wood turning. Each different book or author on the subject has given me new insights into the techniques. I look forward to learning more from this book either by winning a copy or purchasing one in the future.
Posted: 12:25 pm on April 19th

CaptainNorm CaptainNorm writes: I have been primarily a hobbyist furniture builder but would like to learn more about turning. I just inherited a variable speed lathe and am anxious to learn the proper techniques.
Have purchased a couple of Taunton books but more are better.
Posted: 11:20 am on April 19th

kerngm kerngm writes: Always room in the book shelf for another good wood turning book!

Posted: 11:16 am on April 19th

Jknot Jknot writes: This would be a great resource to help me learn on the lathe I inherited from my grandfather.
Posted: 11:06 am on April 19th

ltcwdl ltcwdl writes: Would love to learn how to turn lidded boxes.
Posted: 11:04 am on April 19th

fishcad fishcad writes: I'm fairly new to turning - just some small spindle turnings. I'm still looking for a good step-by-step guide to getting started the right way.
Posted: 10:36 am on April 19th

RMGroh RMGroh writes: You can never have too many books on wood working! And that includes books on using the lathe - I really like the idea of a book covering a series of developmental steps in wood turning. I have been using a lathe for over 40 years (on and off) and I am still a newbie and always striving to get better. As another writer commented, I may have to buy this book on my own!!
Posted: 10:30 am on April 19th

keithac keithac writes: I will likely buy it anyway as I plan to get started in wood turning and will need all the help I can get
Posted: 10:25 am on April 19th

missoulamatt missoulamatt writes: Struggling along without a plan.
Maybe this book would help. Matt
Posted: 10:21 am on April 19th

pabull pabull writes: If i don't win this book, i might actually have to buy it...

Thanks for this great book give away!
Posted: 10:07 am on April 19th

clearcutter clearcutter writes: it always great to read something about a skill you are trying to improve and some information can save a lot of trial and error so I would love a book on turning.
Posted: 10:06 am on April 19th

Bugsyboat Bugsyboat writes: I'd like to win it and learn some new techniques.
Posted: 10:03 am on April 19th

grin grin writes: Yeah Baby.
Posted: 10:02 am on April 19th

user-3283864 user-3283864 writes: I enjoy woodturning when I have the chance and am always looking for information about it. Kindly enter me in your contest. Thanks.
Posted: 9:58 am on April 19th

woodchip20 woodchip20 writes: Just started turning recently, would really be a nice addition to what I have been reading and watching (video's). Wood turning is a lot harder than I expected! Richard Raffan video has helped more than anything thus far. But I do need to read some stuff from other turners. Great giveaway thanks!
Posted: 9:56 am on April 19th

jonsailhob jonsailhob writes: This book might convince me to upgrade my lathe.
Posted: 9:49 am on April 19th

Fiveoaks Fiveoaks writes: I have a spot next to the recliner that will just fit this book for some evening reading. Also to CarlSr, congratulations on your retirement.
Posted: 9:33 am on April 19th

rexthedog rexthedog writes: Another free book! You guys are great!
Posted: 9:30 am on April 19th

kovalcik kovalcik writes: I have a couple people who want me to teach them to turn. This would be very useful.
Posted: 9:29 am on April 19th

Robert R. Robert R. writes: Centering, whether in pottery or wood turning, is a significant philosophical topic. It ultimately relates to one's self concept, keeping oneself in balance. So even our hobbies have things to tell us.
Posted: 9:27 am on April 19th

CarlSr CarlSr writes: Just retired and would love this book.
Posted: 9:25 am on April 19th

shopdog shopdog writes: As one who occasionally teaches wood turning I am always on the lookout for new how-to books on the subject.
Posted: 9:18 am on April 19th

woodshop56 woodshop56 writes: I could use this book to hone my skills on the lathe.
Posted: 9:15 am on April 19th

Charles888 Charles888 writes: no, pick ME. I'd love to hone my lathe skills.
Posted: 9:10 am on April 19th

wsam wsam writes: Maybe with some knowledge from this book I can dust off the lathe I pushed away into a corner!
Posted: 9:01 am on April 19th

Mr. Bill Mr. Bill writes: This sounds like s perfect book for someone just getting into turning.
Posted: 8:51 am on April 19th

maisegirl maisegirl writes: I would love to learn how to turn wood into so many useful and beautiful things!
Posted: 8:47 am on April 19th

Hoeppr Hoeppr writes: This looks like it would be a great addition to the club library
Posted: 8:46 am on April 19th

scx297 scx297 writes: I've been turning for a while, but I still feel intimidated by the machine. I hope this book will give me more assurance.
Posted: 8:46 am on April 19th

user-569246 user-569246 writes: Looks like a good book to get me back into turning!
Posted: 8:33 am on April 19th

Geordie39 Geordie39 writes: I learned turning as a teenager by trial and error. I'm older by 50 years, and wiser now, I hope, and haven't turned since those early days. My untried "new" lathe, inherited from an old furniture-maker, awaits, but I want to do things right this time. I'd love to have this book to help me do that.
Posted: 8:14 am on April 19th

kcsneaker kcsneaker writes: Looks like a great book

Posted: 8:14 am on April 19th

happygramps happygramps writes: It is time to return to the joy of wood turning, and this book would be an excellent stimulus for that.
Posted: 8:08 am on April 19th

Kenny_White Kenny_White writes: every book has at least one new idea to me. Looks like a good one here.
Posted: 8:05 am on April 19th

jbeal jbeal writes: Sign me up!
Posted: 8:00 am on April 19th

jareed jareed writes: Always room for another book on the shelf. The only thing I have more off than woodworking tools is books about woodworking (not certain thats a good thing).
Posted: 7:51 am on April 19th

richdr99 richdr99 writes: Looks like a geeat beginner;s book. Added to my wishlist.
Posted: 7:47 am on April 19th

TonyT TonyT writes: Nothing like woodturning for instant gratification!
Posted: 7:46 am on April 19th

Harley Rider Harley Rider writes: I haven't done a lot of turning recently, the book would certainly help me get back to one of my passions. I am really interested in turning pens and pencils.
Posted: 7:36 am on April 19th

DaveWoodworker DaveWoodworker writes: I'm in the drawing now. Yippee!!
Posted: 7:36 am on April 19th

ntarzia ntarzia writes: I love t turn and have self taught myself - but at some point a good teacher or lesson can change your level of capability by astonishing amounts. Learning is always fun and usually what we all learn after the self teaching bumps.
Posted: 7:34 am on April 19th

tighter tighter writes: I would really benefit from the expertise of James Rodgers! This looks like an amazing education opportunity! I hopeI win!
Posted: 7:31 am on April 19th

RobMcCleave RobMcCleave writes: As a beginning turner, this is definitely something I would get 'round to.
Posted: 7:26 am on April 19th

mwgroth mwgroth writes: I am relatively new to wood turning. There is so much to learn and so many things you can do. This book will address and create many opportunities.
Posted: 7:20 am on April 19th

psuleroy psuleroy writes: Sounds interesting.
Posted: 7:18 am on April 19th

SparrowHawk34 SparrowHawk34 writes: I need a new book to read and to improve my lathe skills. Pick me.
Posted: 7:11 am on April 19th

Twiddler Twiddler writes: I don't own a lathe yet but see one coming in the near future. As such, there will be a lot to learn and such a book will come in handy as a tutorial and reference.
Posted: 7:05 am on April 19th

doowhat doowhat writes: Maybe this book will teach me how to make something other than sawdust and kindling.
Posted: 6:57 am on April 19th

MickeyD MickeyD writes: Looks like a great book with plenty of action shots for the beginner - just what I need!
Posted: 6:52 am on April 19th

mrmmike mrmmike writes: Great timing! I just picked up a nearly new Jet lathe. This would be perfect to get me going.
Posted: 6:48 am on April 19th

Amarok27 Amarok27 writes: Being a woodturning beginner this would be a good chance for learning more techniques.
Posted: 6:46 am on April 19th

ScoFF ScoFF writes: I'd like to learn from this book being a new turner.
Posted: 6:45 am on April 19th

Jamesdh2415 Jamesdh2415 writes: Looks like a great addition to my library!
Posted: 6:38 am on April 19th

dave 07 dave 07 writes: I've got the lathe, I've got the wood and I've got the time....just need the inspiration (book)
Posted: 6:38 am on April 19th

rtdavis rtdavis writes: I'm beginning to put together resources for teaching turning. This looks great.
Posted: 6:37 am on April 19th

ohiocarpenter ohiocarpenter writes: Looking forward to getting this book...either by winning or buying. My lathe is taunting me!
Posted: 6:24 am on April 19th

terrylund terrylund writes: John_ who is a disabled veteran, you should look for an AAW turning club near where you live (you can search on because most clubs have folks who will gladly help new turners and many clubs are especially interested in helping our veterans.
Posted: 6:20 am on April 19th

sdicenso sdicenso writes: I have been turning for a while but I believe you can always learn something new!
Posted: 6:19 am on April 19th

EdABC EdABC writes: Great offer. Putting the book on my "get" list if I don't win :)
Posted: 6:14 am on April 19th

donjohn donjohn writes: Thanks for the offer. I enjoy woodturning. It is very rewarding to see piece of wood become a beautiful object. And, the finishing is a snap.
Posted: 6:05 am on April 19th

John_ John_ writes: I just acquired a Harbor Freight 40" lathe and do not have a clue as how to operate it. Can not afford lessons as I am on a fixed income as a Disabled Veteran and can not afford lessons. This book appears to be just what the doctor would order for me to get some well needed therapy.

Thank You for making this offer, no matter who should win.
Posted: 5:59 am on April 19th

xv144 xv144 writes: I am just learning to use a lathe I purchased last summer. This looks like a great book to help me get started.
Posted: 5:51 am on April 19th

CyberBiker CyberBiker writes: More to learn, yum

Posted: 5:33 am on April 19th

Greeff Greeff writes: I inherited a old wood turning lathe from my late father, and i have not used it at all foe years, as i do not know how to use it. maybe this book will give me some clues on how to approach a project and use the machine as one should.
Posted: 5:14 am on April 19th

jrichwhitt jrichwhitt writes: A comment.
Posted: 5:13 am on April 19th

DaveLA DaveLA writes: Though I've been a wood-turner for quite a long time I have found that there is always something new to learn about, or a new/better way of doing something.
Posted: 5:01 am on April 19th

JNorman JNorman writes: Thanks for making this offer. It looks like a good book.
Posted: 4:55 am on April 19th

picadilly picadilly writes: My wife would be so happy if I won this book as it would provide another way for me to be in the workshop and not under her feet. Life is good when our wives are happy, happy, happy.
Posted: 4:53 am on April 19th

smallboatexplorer smallboatexplorer writes: I've been attempting turning with a good will but too little knowledge. The book's structured approach should help me improve my efficiency AND the quality of my turnings.
Posted: 4:51 am on April 19th

BillRue BillRue writes: Looks like it would make a good addition to my woodworking library!
Posted: 4:35 am on April 19th

HithNibth HithNibth writes: This seems like an ideal book for me. I've taken up turning as a therapy after being retired from work following a serious breakdown.
Posted: 3:41 am on April 19th

EbenGP EbenGP writes: This will be a great ad for me. Thank you FWW
Posted: 3:36 am on April 19th

user-3014024 user-3014024 writes: Sounds like a good book
Posted: 3:20 am on April 19th

user-621450 user-621450 writes: Sounds great!
Posted: 3:17 am on April 19th

rodk1 rodk1 writes: You know it , I'd love it !
Posted: 3:13 am on April 19th

swainsboro swainsboro writes: Sounds like a good book.
Posted: 3:02 am on April 19th

Drilmanen Drilmanen writes: Want!
Posted: 2:51 am on April 19th

ottoparts ottoparts writes: I picked up a used lathe this past year and would like to expand beyond pen making.
Posted: 10:47 pm on April 18th

GuyG GuyG writes: As I work to improve all aspects of my craft a book as nice as this one will be a continual reference for turning. A systematic learning system is the way to build the necessary skills to turn correct and safe. It also builds the basis for continual improvement. If I win the book a review will be my pleasure.
Posted: 1:13 pm on April 18th

bprusa bprusa writes: I would love to win this book. I really think it will help me with my turning technique. Pick me!
Posted: 12:36 pm on April 18th

Randscripttools Randscripttools writes: This book would be a great addition to my library.
Posted: 12:21 pm on April 18th

AdventurousConifer AdventurousConifer writes: Looks like a great book. Just when I was thinking about buying a lathe and making some round posts for a bed frame.
Posted: 12:01 pm on April 18th

hkb hkb writes: This book would be a great addition to a library.
Posted: 9:33 am on April 18th

DHRiley DHRiley writes: I recently purchased a restored Powermatic 45. This book looks like it would really be a great way to start turning.
Posted: 1:32 am on April 18th

jcwnr jcwnr writes: include me, thanks
Posted: 8:32 pm on April 17th

piratesfan1 piratesfan1 writes: Been bitten by the woodworking bug, slowly getting back into it and would love to learn about wood turning.
Posted: 8:21 pm on April 17th

tenshotelk tenshotelk writes: please include me in the drawing and thanks!
Posted: 5:35 pm on April 17th

JBushman JBushman writes: So, I sold all my stock and quit the stressful job. My wife got a fancy five-string fiddle to play with and I got a Powermatic 3520B, a set of lathe chisels and a chuck. They are all oh so shiny (ooooh, aaaaah).

Problem is, I've never turned anything in my life. My wife can sure pull that bow so clearly that was money well spent. But she's raising an eyebrow at that as yet to be productive lathe.

So if you want a book review from a complete neophyte I may be a decent candidate.
Posted: 4:45 pm on April 17th

farms100 farms100 writes: looks like a good book

Posted: 4:36 pm on April 17th

RichardsWoodCraft RichardsWoodCraft writes: As a self-taught turner, this would be a great advantage to figuring out my questions.
Posted: 3:56 pm on April 17th

IanVanLeeuwen IanVanLeeuwen writes: Would love the book, have done some (very little) woodturning, and hope to do more when I recover from a stroke I had last fall. There is lots of wood out in the cow pasture behind our house. Who knows what all kinds and what kind of beauty could be made out of what others have thrown away as worthless
Posted: 3:56 pm on April 17th

Jackconklin Jackconklin writes: This appears to be an excellent way to begin learning all about turning.
Posted: 3:31 pm on April 17th

bartlettaj bartlettaj writes: A must .... to prompt me to turn more.
Posted: 6:56 am on April 17th

gregpete gregpete writes: As a novice would love to have this book.
Posted: 9:36 am on April 16th

levilunde levilunde writes: never win unless you play right?
Posted: 8:26 am on April 16th

hulamelaau hulamelaau writes: Woodturning is a craft where your only plan can be just to have fun, and bango you've got an excellent project. D
Posted: 10:39 pm on April 15th

sawcreatives sawcreatives writes: Would love to learn how to turn! Currently building my first workshop (shed) and will be slowly acquiring equipment as the wallet allows!
Posted: 5:01 pm on April 15th

konaman konaman writes: wood turning seems like such an art form, like pottery sculpting without a mulligan
Posted: 9:56 am on April 15th

eblanchette eblanchette writes: I would like to add this book to my collection!
Posted: 11:03 pm on April 14th

quattro quattro writes: I'd love to win this book.
Posted: 7:29 pm on April 14th

Hoeppr Hoeppr writes: I would like the book for our group library. It would be great for all of us to use.
Posted: 6:56 pm on April 14th

rtomson rtomson writes: I can't wait to get my hands on this. I'm (slowly) trying to teach myself and this would be a great resource.
Posted: 5:28 pm on April 14th

user-3311091 user-3311091 writes: It would be a great addition to our school workshop library!
Though does it come with international shipping?
Posted: 4:40 pm on April 14th

SoonerJFo SoonerJFo writes: Just getting started with turning after inheriting a brand new Jet Benchtop Lathe from my wife's grandfather. I could really use this book. There's a limit to how much you can learn from only watching YouTube videos.
Posted: 4:07 pm on April 14th

D11RDozer D11RDozer writes: one of these times...
Posted: 11:14 am on April 14th

TimH47 TimH47 writes: As a novice and somewhat intimidated turner I'm sure I would find this very useful.
Posted: 9:15 am on April 14th

Joe__G Joe__G writes: Thanks for the opportunity....
Posted: 6:41 am on April 14th

TomComputer TomComputer writes: This book might actually get me to make that project for my wife she keeps asking me about.
Posted: 2:04 pm on April 13th

ShooterBoy ShooterBoy writes: Wow. Turning is what got me interested in wood working, but I just figured out the basics through trial and error (mostly the latter). This would be a tremendous pickup!
Posted: 1:46 pm on April 13th

barnettbuilder barnettbuilder writes: I promise I will learn from it! I'm just now getting into this form of wood working.
Posted: 10:23 am on April 13th

yrmh1 yrmh1 writes: Oh how I'd love this book!
Posted: 9:30 am on April 13th

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