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 is the first comprehensive book written on the uses of InLace® 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
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
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
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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