In this newly revised and expanded 3rd edition, author and expert pen turner Barry Gross provides new pen kits and mechanisms with up-to-date techniques, along with in-depth instruction and creative ideas for any turner looking for new ideas. From choosing a lathe to pen turning basics and even marketing your work, no detail is left out. Included is a section on casting your own acrylic pen bodies, so you can customize by embedding your own artwork and memorabilia. Instructions for turning pens made from Corian®, InLace, antler and other materials included.
Softcover: 144 pages
If you've considered trying woodturning you'll find artist and author Barry Gross puts the fun back into turning with this approachable and enjoyable guide. Gross gives advice on every step of the turning process, including selecting the right lathe, basic safety and woodshop setup, an overview of the proper tools and how to use them, and the basics on sharpening, sanding, and finishing. Step-by-step instructions for eight projects such as a simple bowl and a pepper mill are included. This guide includes surprisingly simple solutions to common beginner challenges.
Softcover, 128 pages
Revised and Expanded 3rd Edition If you've considered trying woodturning, you'll love this approachable and enjoyable guide for the beginner. Barry gives advice on selecting the right lathe, tools, basic safety and wood shop setup, an overview of the proper tools and how to use them, and the basics on sharpening, sanding, and finishing. Instructions for eight projects such as a simple bowl and a pepper mill are included. This guide includes surprisingly simple solutions to common beginner set backs.
Softcover: 144 pages
Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition Nationally known artist Laura Irish introduces the reader to art form known as Celtic Knot work. She details the steps in creating these beautiful patterns that can be used for carving, burning or painting. Over 200 intricate patterns are included along with instructions for creating your own patterns. Included are chapters on Celtic line and knot patterns, plotting and graphing knots, layout ideas, pattern changes, finials for interlocking designs, adding color and a gallery of projects.
This book will be a great guide for decorating turnings and carvings.
Softcover: 231 pages
You can enjoy the possibilities of multi-axis spindle turning. This book offers a strategy for understanding multi-axis turning and the many options available to create unique forms. Dill, a self-professed “experimental turner,” takes readers step by step through this turning technique. Barbara Dill has a systematic approach where each step serves as a building block for future work. Soon you will have a vocabulary to build multi axis turnings with.
Over 270 color photos and diagrams offer detailed guidance, and illustrate the variables of axis placement, profile, orientation of the new axis to the center axis and how they apply to each "quadrant" of multi-axis work. Split turning methods, planning tips, tricks of the trade, and a three-sided goblet project are included. Also included are examples her own work and the work of other expert turners.
Hard Cover 128 pages
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