This book is great for those interested in learning to chase threads on the lathe. Theads can be used on salt shakers, boxes, puzzles and many other projects. The descriptions are to the point and very clear.With over 400 color photos and helpful illustrations this book shows how to make 20 projects including: Box Basics, Barrel and Ball, Castle Money Box, Lighthouse Puzzle, The Truck, The Wedding Ring Box and more. Wood choice is discussed in detail as that has a bearing on the end results.
113 pages, 400 color photos
Inside this book is a wealth of techniques researched and developed over a five-year period by the author. This exhaustive reference on woodburning covers all aspects of pyrography including: detailed instruction on creating feathers for bird carvings, scales for fish carvings and fur for animal carvings. A variety of techniques are covered including: contour sculpting, texturing, layering, undercutting and pyro-calligraphy. Equipment, types of wood and other mediums, care and use of tools and safety are discussed at length. Originally printed in 1993 this book is considered by many professionals to be the definitive text on the subject of pyrography.
Hardcover 421 pages
Previously published as "Masterful Woodturning," this book will take you to the next level of woodturning. Build your woodturning skills while making thirty-three great projects with master craftsman S. Gary Roberts' guidance. If you can form open bowls and lidded boxes, and are familiar with spindle turning, you're ready to advance to the next level of this enjoyable form of woodworking. Dimensional drawings accompany the detailed instructions for each project. In addition, Roberts provides invaluable pointers based on his many years of experience.
Malcom Tibbets is a segmented turner who's work resides in collections around the world. This new book offers his step-by-step master plan for designing and making segmented turnings. It assumes the reader has some woodtuning experience and shows how this type of turning is an art. form without limitation!
The topics covered include: Woods to use, Wood preperation, Two methods of cuutting segments, Jigs for cutting parts, gluing and clamping, Stave construction, Inserting round or diamond designs, large vessel techniques, and Sphere cutting techniques. He shows how to make a "ribbon form"
There are plenty of tricks sown to help save time and make the process easier. The description is very detailed and the pictures. You will also learn how to make "Segmeted Ribbons", which on first glance, don't look like they came from a lathe. If you are interested in segmented turning, this book is well worth the price. 184 pages
Softcover, 184 pages
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.
Bill Bowers illustrates and explains the processes of turning spirals. Richly illustrated and explained in simple terms, he gives the novice as well as the expert all necessary information to fashion gallery quality spiral turned pieces. Multiple tips on how to turn delicate spirals as well as hand thread chasing are included. Various combinations and permutations of techniques are applied to standard turnings making unique artistic pieces. A gallery provides ideas for the turnerís own creative endeavors. This well illustrated text offers the basics of turning spirals and should be on the bookshelf of every woodworker, woodcarver, and woodturner.
Softcover: 76 pages
This is a well regarded book on turning that has a clear straightforward style. The reader is guided through the fundamentals of wood carving. Included in the book are lessons for the beginner that help to build a sound basis for understanding carving and how to achieve the desired results. Incised and relief carving are covered as are, wood selection, staining, and finishing. The book contains 34 illustrated designs for projects with excellent photos.
Chris Pye is a well known English woodcarver and author for 30 years. This book illustrates how carved elements can beautify turned work and provides beginners with all the carving basics needed to add decorative marks, lettering, piercing and relief carving to bowls, plates, a stool, furniture and more.
Softcover: 176 pages
A comprehensive guide for those who want to learn carving, this manual provides a handful of lessons, including how to choose the best woods, safe tool handling tips, making cuts, and executing a variety of techniques. The careful step-by-step instructions that are explained in a warm conversational voice help novice crafters find quick success and encouragement as they work on a number of carving motifs and three projects for both relief and in-the-round styles. For serious beginners eager to know more about a timeless craft, this go-to reference provides an answer to every question.
Softcover: 160 pages
From making the first cut to applying the finish, this comprehensive reference details every aspect of woodcarving. All the essentials are covered for beginning woodworkers, such as how to choose appropriate woods; how to set up a wood shop; how to select, use, and sharpen tools; and how to perform fundamental techniques, such as the push cut, pull cut, stop cut, and slicing cut. General carving styles, from classical to whimsical to rustic, are also covered, as are the basic steps of power carving. Eight projects designed to help newer woodworkers build proficiency and a handy resource section round out this fully illustrated, must-have resource for woodcarvers.
Softcover: 275 pages
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