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
This book covers sharpening, tool use, basic to advanced techniques, spindle and faceplate work, turning vessels and boxes. It is designed to be kept near the lathe as a reference. The information is presented with many pictures to give a visual guide to technique.
The the topics covered include, Tools and Materials, Preparation, Wood, Fixing the wood on the lathe, Sharpening, Spindle Work, End Grain Techniques, Chasing Threads, Faceplate Work, Sanding, and Finishing. Each section has detailed instruction with over 850 color photos and drawings showing proper technique and use of the lathe. The descriptive text is useful, knowledgeable and to the point. Projects are included and are shown in a step by step presentation.
Hardcover, 246 pages.
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