Part one of the book covers tools and supplies used along with finishing and woods. Part two includes about 50 projects divided into 5 categories: Boxes, Bowls, Platters, Hollow Forms and Natural edge work. Alternate designs for each project are also shown to give the turner more options. The first project in each section is shown being made from start to finish in detail. A gallery of turned work from well known turners finishes the book. This book is recommended for all those turners wanting to expand their horizons.
Softcover: 192 pages
Mark is the former editor of Woodturning magazine in England, author of the popular book Woodturning Projects: A Workshop Guide and a woodturner for many years. In this book, he sets out to provide a practical guide to 150 woods from around the world that are useful to woodturners.
Fifty species of wood are covered in great detail including: drying suggestions, description, working qualities, and technical specifications. Excellent photos of each wood are shown including different figured patterns that may occur. A piece turned from each of the 50 species is shown as well. A brief description of 100 species of wood makes up the next section of the book. Each wood is pictured along with drying information, general characteristics, cutting suggestions and technical specifications.
Softcover, 189 pages
This book and DVD set are designed to get you started with the rewarding craft of woodturning. Pop in the DVD to see the techniques in action, or pick up the book for instruction and ideas wherever you are.
Learn everything you need to know, from selecting wood, the basic anatomy of a lathe to holding, sharpening and using tools. Presented in a clear and easy-to-follow style, you will gain the confidence to apply this new knowledge and start creating beautiful turnings.
Softcover: 128 pages
DVD Running Time: 206 minutes
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