Tape #21

David Springett: Woodturning Wizardry

Run Time: approx. 2 hours

I found this tape very interesting to watch. (Although the tape quality of this copy is only fair, though still perfectly watchable) If you have seen David Springett's book "Woodturning Wizardry" then you have seen the items he covers in this video. In this video he shows how to make the Lattice Pomander, the Spiked star in a sphere, and the Chinese Ball which is a ball within a ball within a ball. All of these projects are very involved and time consuming but very interesting as well. Even if you don't feel up to tackling one of these very involved projects, watching this video might just inspire you to use some of the techniques demonstrated to come up with your own ideas. David shows how he uses a special jig to turn the spheres first then how he uses hemispherical chucks to hold the spheres while turning these very nifty items. He also describes how to make the custom tools needed for these projects. If you have the time to put into it, I think these turning projects would be very fun and rewarding.