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A Course In Wood Turning by Otto K. Wohlers is an exceptionally comprehensive guide for anyone looking to delve into the art of wood turning. From the very first page, it becomes clear that this book is a labor of love, as the author's passion for the craft shines through in every paragraph.

The book is structured in a thoughtful and logical manner, starting with an introduction to the tools and equipment needed for wood turning. Wohlers goes above and beyond, providing detailed explanations and illustrations that offer a clear understanding of each tool's purpose and usage. This attention to detail is carried throughout the book, making it an invaluable resource for beginners and seasoned wood turners alike.

One of the standout features of this book is its emphasis on skill development. Wohlers not only demonstrates how to execute various wood turning techniques but also provides insightful tips and tricks for improving one's craftsmanship. The step-by-step instructions, accompanied by high-quality photographs, ensure that readers can follow along and achieve remarkable results.

In addition to technical guidance, A Course In Wood Turning offers a glimpse into the history and evolution of wood turning as an art form. Wohlers provides context and shares anecdotes from his experience, truly immersing readers in the world of wood turning. This combination of practical instruction and storytelling makes the book engaging and enjoyable.

Furthermore, the author's writing style is clear, concise, and accessible. Wohlers avoids jargon and technical language, ensuring that readers of all levels can grasp the concepts presented. His explanations are straightforward and easy to follow, making this book an excellent choice for those who are new to wood turning.

If there is one criticism to offer, it would be the limited coverage of advanced wood turning techniques. While the book successfully covers the fundamentals, more experienced wood turners may find themselves craving additional challenges and new creative possibilities. However, this minor drawback does not diminish the book's overall value and usefulness.

In conclusion, A Course In Wood Turning is an extraordinary guide that imparts both technical knowledge and a deep appreciation for the art form. Otto K. Wohlers' expertise and dedication are evident on every page, making this an essential resource for anyone interested in wood turning. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned enthusiast, this book is sure to enhance your skills and ignite your passion for this age-old craft.

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[Transcribers note: Mis spelled words in the original left as is. Below is a list of all known mis spelled words kept from the original:

Table Of Contents Classification of Plates bowels should be bowls

Chapter II SPEED OF THE LATHE centrificial should be centrifugal

Chapter IX METHODS OF FASTENING STOCK epecially should be especially

Chapter XI SPIRAL TURNING modelling should be modeling

Chapter XI PLATES B V 2 b, b´ midde should be middle]




[Illustration: BRUCE MILWAUKEE (Publishers Stamp)]



Copyright 1919

Archie S. Milton

Otto K. Wohlers


This book is the outgrowth of problems given to high school pupils by the writers, and has been compiled in logical sequence. Stress is laid upon the proper use of tools, and the problems are presented in such a way that each exercise, or project, depends somewhat on the one preceding. It is not the idea of the writers that all problems shown should be made, but that the instructor select only such as will give the pupils enough preliminary work in the use of the tools to prepare them for other models following.

The related matter on the care of the lathe and tools, the grinding of chisels, the polishing of projects, and the specific directions and cautions for working out the various exercises and projects with the drawings, make the book not only valuable for reference, but also as a class text to be studied in connection with the making of projects... Continue reading book >>

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