First published as Turned Bowl Design in 1987, this book has been completely updated with new information and all-new color photography. In this in-depth examination of bowl design, master turner Richard Raffan teaches how to create bowls that will delight long after the colors and figure of the wood have faded. Great bowl design is about shape. Raffan shows how to create enduring and beautiful shapes from both an artistic and practical point of view, from creating the turning blanks to refining the details.
In this new revised edition, Master woodturner Richard Raffan presents an extensive introduction to the craft of woodturning. Included in the book are chapters on the lathe, centerwork, faceplate turning, tools, stock, abrasives and finishes. You will find exercises to improve your techniques, projects, and exhibition of work guaranteed to inspire you. Loaded with photos and drawings.
Book - softcover, 202 pgs., 266 photos, 166 drawings
This book by Richard Raffan takes the reader through a step by step path of turning a bowls. His expert knowledge of turning is shown throughout this down to earth instruction of tools, wood selection, design and solutions to common bowl turning problems. Sanding and Finishing, Chucking, Rough Turning and Finish Turning and shapes are all covered in detail. Adding texturing and detailing, coloring and rim types are shown.
Softcover: 186 Pages
Create custom toys in your workshop while honing your turning techniques. Repetition is the key to mastering any craft, and these projects are a fun way to refine your skills as you repeat them with the expert guidance of Richard Raffan. A delight to look at, Turning Toys is filled with practical advice to help you succeed and enjoy great satisfaction from creating beautiful toys. You’ll learn exactly how to use all the tools required, control the cutting process, and work comfortably at your lathe. Turning Toys will inspire you to try your hand at a variety of wooden toys not found in stores including: racing cars, wands, stackers, spinning tops, and a croquet set.
Softcover: 192 pages
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