With the help of Richard Raffan and the fun-filled projects in Turning Toys, your shop just might start to feel like Santa’s workshop. And there are toys to delight. Turning Toys is filled with practical advice to help you succeed and enjoy great satisfaction from creating beautiful toys. With over photos and drawings. Richard Raffan is woodturner, well known for his turned bowls and boxes, Complete Illustrated Guide to Turning, The Art of Turned Bowls, Turning Toys, and.

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Have a ball honing your turning techniques. Love his method and speed of turning. View All Woodworking Classes. He has also appeared in three feature-length instructional videos, including the bestselling Turning Wood with Richard Raffan We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

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Turning Toys with Richard Raffan

Lucky WenShank is the winner. You can get plenty of practice when small kids can’t have too many peg dolls, things on wheels, wands, or arches for creating buildings, farmyards, and so on.

The photos and drawings show you what to do, step-by-step; you’ll see exactly how the tools are used, how the cutting edge should relate to the surface you’re cutting, and how to stand to support and hold the tools so that working at your lathe is a comfortable and pleasurable activity.


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You can learn to make racing cars, magic wands, teethers and rattles, and even a croquet set. Repetition is the key to mastering any craft, so these projects are in part skill-builders that you can repeat and thereby hone your turning techniques. How to Build a Shed Taffan Sally.

Love Raffan’s basics book, so I’d love to have this one.

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Pick me, pick me! I have two grandkids to start turning christmas projects. Circuit Rider November 25th.

The Guild of Master Craftsmen. Just retired and excited about being able to spend more time in my wood shop.

Nobody does it better!! Steven marked it as to-read Aug 06, Turning Boxes with Richard Raffan The book begins with basic design considerations and the tools and equipment you need to get started. Most woodturners have children in their lives who would appreciate a hand-turned toy or several.

Sign up for eletters today and get the latest techniques and how-to from Fine Woodworking, plus special offers. A Finer Side of Pine. Toys have always been my best fun. Francois Groleau rcihard it as to-read Jan 23, More Editors Mailbox View All. I wish they had more turning shows on tv. Member Exclusives More Member Exclusives. Jobber added it Sep 19, Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.


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Richard is who got me into woodworking. Looking for beautiful books? Woodturning Trickery David Springett. Drilling the marble holes, turning the rim and sanding.

Description The projects in Turning Toys can serve as a base for almost limitless variation, so you can put your own stamp on each object you create. Turning the inside and shaping the cup.

Would love to add to my skill set of making more toys for my grandchildren, and other children with handmade toys. To ask other readers questions about Turning Toys with Richard Raffanplease sign up. A delight to look at, Turning Toys is filled with practical advice to help you succeed and enjoy great satisfaction from creating beautiful toys.

With the holidays just around the corner, Turning Toys with Richard Raffan might be the perfect book to inspire you to start cranking out those gifts. Raffan then gives you detailed instructions for turning each part of the box, as well as variations you can make.

I just bought a midi lathe this month to complete my shop.