In this book Stephen Hogbin, internationally recognized woodturner, takes 11 of his most innovative creations and describes his techniques and ideas in a step-by-step project format. All of these projects begin with the lathe, but each features inventive cutting into the turned elements and recombining pieces to make entirely new forms. These projects don't require advanced technical skills, but will encourage you to break out of the basics of woodturning.
Softcover: 144 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.
This is the first comprehensive book written on the uses of InLaceŽ resin inlay for gourd artists and woodturners. Chapters present carving techniques in gourds, mixing resin, insetting, sanding, and polishing. The most common challenges working with resin inlay are addressed and ten gourd artisans and a woodturner share their experiences. An extensive gallery of gourd and wood turned art will inspire readers to add personal touches to their projects.
Softcover: 64 pages
This book is a compilation of projects originally published in Woodturning Magazine from England. It includes 29 different projects of an intermediate skill level. Some of the projects included in the book range are: lampholder, jewelry box, laminated vase, square lidded container, persian Drum, shaker stool, bookends and miniature goblets. Each project is shown in many pictures with step by step instructions.
Softcover: 115 pages
The pyrography work shown in this book is nothing short of amazing! The author has had a passion for this art since the age of 11. He is now a teacher with a degree in Visual Arts teaching in schools and giving workshops.
If you ever wanted to decorate your turnings or other projects, this book will give you a great foundation of technique and inspiration. The chapters include information on materials, techniques, design and other materials to use. Projects shown in detail include a chessboard, tree vase, cheeseboard, milking stool and napkin rings. The photography is excellent. This book is highly recommended.
Softcover, 95 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
This is a good book for beginners. It has 335 color photographs on 80 pages. All work is done on a Jet Mini Lathe and covers the basics of tool use along with sharpening and finishing. Each project is shown in a step by step basis. The projects include a goblet, decorative mushrooms, potpourri pot, a Hawaiian Bowl and Ornamental birdhouse. A gallery of work from other turners is included and is great for inspiration.
Softcover: 80 pages
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