A systematic, skill-building instruction for all the essential basic woodturning skills, A Lesson Plan for Woodturningallows novice woodturners to master skills without the benefit of formal training. The equivalent of three semester-length classes, the book provides a complete, self-directed course in woodturning safety, tools, and techniques that provide a foundation for mastering more complex tasks. Each lesson is focused on skill development and thoroughly documented with step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and photographs that show the specific positions and cutting maneuvers needed to successfully complete the project. The structure, order, and specific exercises are based on years of classroom-tested experience in teaching woodturning to both adult and younger students.
James Rodgers is a professional woodturning instructor and the founder of the Mount Diablo Woodturning Center. He lectures throughout the United States and has published many articles on woodturning. He lives in Martinez, California.