Fixtures and Chucks to Make for Woodturning will help woodturners save money, expand their abilities and master new challenges, giving them more success and confidence at the lathe. It gathers all the essential information about woodturning chucks and fixtures in one place for the first time, making it more accessible. More than merely a reference for dedicated turners, this book is designed to help both beginners and advanced turners improve their skills and broaden the range of projects they tackle at the lathe, by presenting a carefully crafted combination of how-to advice and interesting, engaging projects. This book explains how to get the most from commercial chucks, centres and faceplates. It also shows how readers can make their own, tailoring the wood holders precisely to the work they want to do.
Clarence Green, a retired community college professor with a Ph.D. in physics, is a member of the American Association of Woodturners and his local turning club. Green has been a woodworker for more than 30 years, but turning wood only since 2004. In that time, however, he has thoroughly researched the field of woodturning and wood holding techniques for the lathe.