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The Lathe Book: A Complete Guide to the Machine and its Accessories

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Completely revised and updated, The Lathe Book, 3rd Edition is the definitive guide to this essential turning machine written by legendary woodturning author, teacher, and lathe designer Ernie Conover. In the 17 years since the 2nd edition came out, there have been tremendous advances in lathes, accessories, and sharpening equipment. Conover brings this classic reference book up-to-date, incorporating the many recent innovations in the lathe and its accessories.

  • Introduces the novice or professional woodturner to the expanded range of lathes now available, including invaluable information on choosing a lathe.
  • Features many new chucks for holding work.
  • Offers comprehensive advice on selecting turning tools, including the popular carbide-insert tools.
  • Outlines the groundbreaking developments in sharpening equipment.
  • Emphasizes the importance of full-face shield protection, hearing protection, and dust collection.
  • Includes information on basic lathe maintenance.
-- Ernie Conover

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If it is for sale in our store -- it is because we use it and love it!

We are happy to share our experiences with these tools which may enhance your own. Given care, maintenance, and love, each of these fine tools is capable of lasting a lifetime. We do limit warranties to those offered by our supplying manufacturers. If ever you have a question or concern regarding any of the tools we sell, please let us know.

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These tools, toys and supplies are in constant use by our students, timber framing crews, and family. At Shelter Tools, we have a working knowledge of every product we sell. Graduates will find particular items recommended in class and on site.


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