These books go through wood turning basic tools & cuts including some of the most basic wood lathe and tools such as beveled chisels for turning wood.
To start turning the wood, plant the tool (chisel) on tool rest and push chisel into the rotating wood. Keeping your tool nice and sharp is very important. A spindle gouge bevel has a shallow gouge. When turning wood using a chisel to make a v-shape you can’t cut up-hill on the wood, you must cut down hill.
If you are looking to purchase a wood lathe you may want to read this review about the best wood lathes and buyer’s guide. It provides some good information about what to take into consideration when buying a wood lathe and which wood lathes are good including our recommendations.