Mark is the former editor of Woodturning magazine in England, author of the popular book Woodturning Projects: A Workshop Guide and a woodturner for many years. In this book, he sets out to provide a practical guide to 150 woods from around the world that are useful to woodturners.
Fifty species of wood are covered in great detail including: drying suggestions, description, working qualities, and technical specifications. Excellent photos of each wood are shown including different figured patterns that may occur. A piece turned from each of the 50 species is shown as well. A brief description of 100 species of wood makes up the next section of the book. Each wood is pictured along with drying information, general characteristics, cutting suggestions and technical specifications.
Softcover, 189 pages
Softcover (Flexbound): 288 pages
The patterns of woodburner Deborah Pompano are intricate, detailed and tasteful. You'll learn what 5 burning tips she recommends, how to create a variety of dimensions, shades and textures with your woodburner and how to develop your drawing skills for use in pyrography. This book includes patterns with individual elements, border patterns, and central images which can be mixed to create designs, or you can refer to one of the complete composition patterns. Also included are two practice exercises, one step by step project and close up instruction on lettering.
Softcover: 176 pages
With his contemporary flair and use of pattern, Easton takes the reader on a journey from the concepts and basics of woodburning, to tips and techniques that encourage creativity and the development of style. Step-by-step projects such as coasters, key rings and a wall clock are mixed in with lessons on everything from making simple marks to texturing and lettering.
A great addition to any crafting library, Woodburning with Style will have beginners wanting to learn more and experienced pyrographers inspired by Easton's designs. Softcover: 208 pages
In over 25 years as a full-time wood carver, David Sabol has created life-like animals, beautiful landscapes, festive Christmas ornaments, stunning storybook characters, and distinctive signs for business and historical sites.
From simple to more sophisticated techniques, this book includes a broad sampling of creative projects with step-by-step instructions and colorful photos that show you how to make each one a work of art.
The projects are designed to give beginners a working knowledge of many carving styles, and become increasingly more challenging as you move through the book. Every piece you create will hone your skills for the projects that follow.
For anyone who wants to master the essentials, Wood Carving Basics is the perfect place to start. You'll learn how to: Select wood from a wide range of types, Choose tools from knives & gouges to V-tools & power carving devices, Sharpen and care for your tools, Relief carve wildlife & landscapes, Chip carve, power carve & burn wood, and Paint & finish your carvings. If wood carving sparks your desire to make something with your own hands, this book delivers all the expert advice you need.
Softcover: 192 pages
These plans show you everything you need to know for building a traditional Kaleidoscope and cradle stand. Included are: a history of kaleidoscopes, full sized plans, detailed instructions and a materials list. Sources of supply for mirror and other materials are also included.
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This is the fourth in a series of excellent books by Mike Darlow. The book has 180 pages and contains 540 photos and drawings from turners around the globe. It covers design from early times to the present and gives the woodturner a process to use to apply good design to his or her work. The chapters include the following: The Design Process, A history of Aesthetics, Ornament and Mouldings, Columns, Designing Spindles, Box Design and Vessel Design.
Softcover: 180 pages
Derek Hayes shows how accomplished turners uncover the designs concealed within the wood. It covers good principles of using shape and color and offers a look into the design process that will inspire and guide you in your own work. Follow the step-by-step process in 300 full-color photos and hundreds of instructive illustrations. Begin developing your design sense with a clear understanding of basic principles and move on to explore proportion, pattern, and form.
Softcover: 176 pages
From David Springett, the author of Woodturning Wizardry, comes the resource book that experienced turners need to challenge their skills.
The fascinating projects in this book will leave you stunned. The projects in this book include mind-bending geometrical shapes, twisted polygons and puzzles. Also included are how to make gravity-defying clocks and other unusual challenging pieces. Close up photography guides the woodturner through each and every project.
We are glad to see this book back in print again. It is the most detailed book on making turned wooden jewelry we have seen. This book covers the entire process of making jewelry from stock preparation to finishing. The 12 projects covered in the book include: neclaces; earrings, broaches, bangles and rings. The author also covers wire inlay techniques, finishing, wood banding, gold leaving and carving. The small size of the projects in this book make it perfect for the use of all those small pieces of exotics left over from other projects. If you are interested in making jewelry, this book is a must.
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