Author: Editors of Fine Woodworking
Published by: Taunton Press
Published: 2013
Pages: 171
RRP: US$21.95

For those addicted to the mesmerizing and creative art of woodturning this book presents a great opportunity for inspiration and learning.

Part One of the book presents five chapters on tools, or rather the techniques required to achieve their function.

Richard Raffan, a contributing editor to Australian Wood Review and internationally renowned wood artist explains how to use the skew chisel. Ernie Conover follows up with scrapers, and then gouges. Ralph Tursini explains the mechanics and use of four-jaw chucks and Mike Mahoney discusses how to sharpen gouges.

The techniques covered include turning furniture parts, spindles, hollowing endgrain, faceplate turning, segmented and split turning.

Projects cover drawer pulls, Shaker knobs, pens, chisel handles, hollow vessel, bowls, boxes, lids, pad-foot leg, barley-twist candlesticks, Sheraton leg, and a classic floor lamp. Some techniques of finishing are also covered as well.

The forms covered range from basic to classic and traditional. This is a book you can learn a lot of technique from. After that, it will be up to you to inject some style and design flair.

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