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Forum topic by Brent Golden posted 02-17-2012 01:40 PM 1069 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-17-2012 01:40 PM

I guess I should have said books for learning wood turning on lathes. Anyone know of a good book for this, or videos? Thanx

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#1 posted 02-29-2012 04:56 AM

Have you searched out You tube or here at LJs?

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#2 posted 02-29-2012 01:12 PM

Didn’t even think of you tube. Thanks

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#3 posted 02-29-2012 01:39 PM

Books or DVDs by Richard Raffan

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#4 posted 10-23-2012 10:56 AM

do a search on YouTube for “Captain Eddie Castelin”

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#5 posted 10-23-2012 02:27 PM

Cap’n Eddie ( is a good guy to watch on YouTube. Very funny. I am a huge fan of Carl Jacobson ( as well. Very good instructions. There’s another channel that has some good beginner turning videos here ( There’s a whole woodturning channel on there ( Obviously those videos are going to run the gamut, but you can easily find good stuff for beginners in there.

I second the recommendation of Richard Raffan. He’s an awesome turning teacher. Look for The New Turning Wood with Richard Raffan. There’s both a book and a DVD. I reviewed the DVD recently and am reading the book now. Check your local library.


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