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Woodturning Evolution: Dynamic Projects for You to Make


Two of the country’s leading woodturners, Nick Agar and David Springett, have collaborated to produce this new and exciting book. Together, they have developed a novel approach to woodturning using thin, narrow planks of wood (usually of little use to woodturners) to produce hollow, twisted vessels. This turning method is described in detail and there are 14 designs, each accompanied by fully illustrated step-by-step instructions plus an inspirational gallery. Nick Agar also describes how he uses his highly original decorative methods and artistic skills to complete the finished vessels. This is a fresh and exciting approach to woodturning that creates modern, dynamic pieces.

The Creative Woodturner: Inspiring Ideas and Projects for Developing Your Own Woodturning Style


The Creative Woodturner is not your usual “how-to” woodturning book. It won’t tell you what a chuck is, how to sharpen a scraper, or how to turn a goblet. Instead, this book is a “how-to” for unlocking curiosity, how to break the rules, and for following one’s own artistic path with confidence. Designed to give readers a wide perspective on creativity, The Creative Woodturner begins first with insightful commentary, quotes, and examples from the woodturning and art community that will both inspire and inform. In addition, the author shares his Idea Tools: questions to ask during the planning and creative process that are as important to the creation of the woodturning project as any equipment in the shop.

Contemporary Woodturning: Techniques & Projects


Woodturning, a form of woodworking where the wood is moving while a stationary tool is used to cut and shape it, is capturing the attention of crafters near and far. "Contemporary Woodturning," a clearly illustrated guide for those of all skill levels, features step-by-step instructions for creating 15 original projects with contemporary flair. Easy-to-follow and supported by over 750 inspiring photos, chapters include expert information on spindle and faceplate turning, end-grain hollowing, as well as some nifty decorative techniques such as pyrography, texturing, carving, piercing, and coloring. In addition, readers will have instant access to the most up-to-date information on tools and equipment, sharpening, abrasives, and finishing, plus health and safety issues . Whether you're a seasoned turner or just starting out, "Contemporary Woodturning "will bring an abundance of technique and encouragement to your shop.