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by A.B. Petrow If you are considering selling your work, Handcrafted Hardwoods™ Marketing Your Woodcraft by A. B. Petrow is for you. *Finding & getting accepted into craft shows *Making money selling work *Handling credit card sales *Display techniques *Photography *Top 500 best craft fairs *Top galleries *195 pages *Soft Cover
by James Rodgers Woodturning is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the United States, but most beginning woodturners don’t have access to formal training or experienced teachers. Written by a professional woodturning instructor with over a decade’s teaching experience, "A Lesson Plan for Woodturning" is a systematic, skill-building introduction that helps beginning woodturners master basic woodworking techniques on their own. Each project is thoroughly documented with step-by-step instructions, illustrations and photographs, showing the specific tasks, positions, and cutting motions needed to successfully complete the project. The projects are simple, direct, and focused on skill development. Readers can easily develop their own similar projects following the same general steps. *112 pages *Soft Cover
by David Springett Spheres within spheres, stars within cubes, delicate lattices with no apparent means of support, woodturners over the centuries have developed a whole range of extraordinary structures which seem at first sight to be quite impossible. In fact, all of these things can be made by anyone who has basic woodturning skills, an ordinary lathe and simple hand tools, because this book shows you how. A best seller when first published in 1993, this book has been thoroughly revised and republished as a new edition including color photographs, stunning illustrations and step-by-step instructions that are even easier to follow than before. *Revised edition *192 pages *Soft Cover
by Dale Nish Woodturned Christmas ornaments are delicate, fun to make, and their variations are limited only by your imagination. This book, by Dale Nish, features twelve easy-to-follow projects accompanied by detailed photos and illustrations. Timeless designs include ornaments with a traditional look as well as more contemporary pieces. A colorful gallery provides an inspiring array of additional ornament ideas from todays leading woodturners. *126 pages *Soft cover
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by Allan Batty This 30 page booklet is an accumulation of important basic points in woodturning gleaned from over 40 years of experience in the woodturning trade. Numerous line drawings and clear text, combine to make this a must read for even the experienced turners. Included is information on lathe speeds, tool selection and use, sharpening, finishes, thread chasing and much, much more. *5-1/2" x 8-1/2" format *36 pages *Soft Cover
by Don Ward
Learn how to turn unique pen designs using the Slimline pen kit and its strongest attributes with clear, step-by-step instructions and 291 color photos in Turning Modified Slimline Pens: Beyond the Basics by Don Ward.
The designs and techniques used in this book include: *Changing the lengths of the pen’s barrels *Eliminating the center band *Adding accent rings and center bands made from various materials *Building blanks from sections of contrasting woods *Recessing the clip and finial *Using rifle shells and shaft sections of hunting arrows for pen barrels *Making a one-piece barrel for the Slimline pen *Coloring pen barrels with wood dye *Using CA glue and boiled linseed oil together to produce a superb and brilliant finish *96 pages *Soft Cover
by Mark Sanger For thousands of years we have created hollow forms to store everyday objects and things of value, but functional objects can also be beautiful in their own right. This comprehensive book will guide the beginner through everything they need to know to get started with turning their own hollow forms. You will learn how to work with different types of wood, which tools to use, and how to apply basic techniques with confidence. Learn the basic principles of form, proportion, and design and how to apply this knowledge to your own work. Seven striking projects are set out in a clear, step-by-step format and progress in difficulty. Projects include an open-necked vase, two-part vase with inset neck, squat hollow form with inset base, end-grain form produced from seasoned wood, cross-grain lidded form with finial top, and green hollow form. *168 pages *Soft Cover
by Simon Easton Discover a classic craft with a creative, contemporary twist with Woodburning with Style by Simon Easton. With his contemporary flair and creative use of pattern and texture, Easton will take you on a journey from the concepts and basics of woodburning to the tips and techniques that will encourage your creativity and develop your style. *207 pages *Soft Cover
by Nick Agar & David Springett Two expert wood turners, Nick Agar and David Springett, have developed a radical new way to use narrow strips of wood (usually of little use to woodturners) to produce curvy, graceful, asymmetrical vessels. They offer their innovative methods and stunning designs to the home woodworker in 14 unique projects, complete with guidance on tools, techniques, and materials. *176 pages *Soft Cover
by Richard Raffan Thousands of novice turners have learned to turn with Turning Wood with Richard Raffan. Completely revised and updated, this classic is the definitive book on turning. With new techniques and up-to-date information on tools, this book is a great resource for every turner. Turning expert Richard Raffan's easy-to-follow instructions show you how to choose the right chucks and tools for the job, sharpen and maintain your tools, handle tools safely and efficiently and learn the basics with ease. *202 pages *Soft Cover
by Terry Porter Terry Porter brings a lifetime of experience working with wood in this excellent book. More than 200 species of the world's most important timbers are described in detail with color photography of each species, as well as information on physical properties, seasoning, typical uses and safety considerations. A further 200 species are listed in brief. Aimed at the individual or small-scale user, whether professional or amateur. *Compact size: 6-1/2" wide by 8" tall *287 pages *Soft Cover
by Terry Martin
Every woodturning journey enthusiastically begins with learning the basic techniques for crafting with one’s own hands. But, as time goes by, is mastering the techniques the end in itself? As a woodturner, how do you learn to combine your technical prowess with the creative vision needed to turn your own designs?
The Creative Woodturner is not your usual "how to" woodturning book. It won’t tell you what a chuck is or how to sharpen a scraper; you probably already know all about tools and techniques. Instead, this book is a "how to" for unlocking your curiosity, breaking rules, and developing your own artistic style. With 16 one-of-a-kind boxes, vessels, and bowls, a helpful list of IdeaTools, and insightful commentary from the art community, Terry Martin, a world-renowned woodturner and instructor, will teach you to think and see differently so your time at the lathe is not spent imitating someone else, but creating the original ideas that will set you apart. *160 pages *Soft Cover
by Bonnie Klein A legendary woodturning expert reveals the techniques that lead to woodturning success. Whether you are an enthusiastic beginner or an experienced turner, these practical and fun-to-make small projects are Bonnie Klein "classics" that will ultimately improve your woodturning expertise on any size lathe. Twelve step-by-step projects demonstrate a wide variety of techniques and decorative enhancements, accompanied by full-color photographs and easy-to-follow instructions. *72 pages *Soft Cover
by Bernard Hohlfeld A great resource for woodturners of all skill levels, Turning Natural Edge Bowls, offers valuable instruction on wood selection and preparation, design, turning, and various finishing techniques to help you create beautiful natural edge bowls. Over 214 full color photographs throughout the step-by-step instructions and gallery help you to visualize each process and provide useful design options. *80 pages *Soft Cover
by Nick Arnull
Contemporary Woodturning by Nick Arnull is a clearly illustrated guide for woodturners of all skill levels and features step-by-step instructions for creating 14 original projects with contemporary flair. Easy-to-follow instruction 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, Nick provides information on tools and equipment, sharpening, abrasives, finishing, and 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.
Projects include: *Turned and decorated fruit *Offset gem bowl *Jewelry *Carved-rim bowl *Moroccan-style coffee pot *Sycamore rocket box *Flame twist vase *Flared-rim bowls *Decorated oval flask *Diamond-rim bowl *Hanging vessel *Trio of nesting boxes *Ginger jar *Contemporary wall hanging *192 pages *Soft Cover
by Keith Rowley This book guides you through every aspect of turning, with advice on which tools to buy and which lathe to choose. With eight carefully designed, well illustrated projects. *160 pages *Soft Cover
by Dale Nish This book provides woodturners with a unique opportunity to learn the techniques of the world's master woodturners. More than 600 detailed photographs show how these craftsmen turn a rough block of wood into a finished turning. Included in the book are first-hand descriptions of the work of David Ellsworth (hollow turnings), Ray Key (boxes and platters), Melvin Lindquist (vases, natural top bowls), Ed Moulthrop (giant turnings with P.E.G.), Rude Osolnik (laminated bowls and twig pots), Richard Raffan (wet turned bowls and scoops), Al Stirt (fluted bowls), Jack Straka (Hawaiian style bowls). *Includes 32 gallery pages, 16 in full color *217 pages *Soft Cover
by Dennis Keeling Learn how to create a custom segmented woodturning in Segmented Turning by professional turner Dennis Keeling. This book takes you step-by-step through the basic techniques for creating closed segmented, open segmented, and ornamental segmented turnings. Keeling focuses on the fundamentals of accuracy in the three types of construction, as well as the equipment, tools, and materials used for those forms. Keeling also showcases the work of seven other segmented turners, discusses changing technology, and health and safety concerns of working with wood in this way. Following the comprehensive technique instruction are 10 projects that progress in difficulty, from beginning to advanced. At the end of the book, a gallery of segmented designs provides inspiration. *184 pages *Soft Cover
by Mark Baker Written for the beginning woodturner, Woodturning: A Craftsman's Guide by Mark Baker provides instruction on every topic you need to start woodturning. Mark guides you through the basics of woodturning including lathe use and anatomy, how to select wood for turning, sharpening turning tools, proper tool use, and more. Learn simple woodturning techniques and skills through three projects: a bowl, candlestick, and box. If you want to see the steps in action, all three projects are demonstrated on the accompanying DVD. *Book: 128 pages *DVD: 206 minutes
by Dick Sing Internationally known woodturner Dick Sing leads you through all the steps needed to create beautiful bowls. Using clear, step-by-step instructions and over 350 photographs, Dick describes turning bowls ranging from basic to advanced, including a "natural top" bowl, in which the bowl's rim incorporates actual bark from the tree. You will learn how to prepare the wood, rough out a bowl before drying, and select the most appropriate equipment for turning. Dick demonstrates the proper use of bowl gouges, scrapers, and other tools needed for each step. Sanding and finishing techniques are covered as well. Finally, the gallery includes a wonderful selection of bowls in different woods and styles to inspire ongoing work. Hone your woodturning skills while producing elegant bowls you will be proud of. *80 pages *Soft Cover
by Barry Gross
Whether you're a beginner or advanced pen turner, the Pen Turners Workbook by Barry Gross offers valuable information and in-depth instruction to help you create stunning, one-of-a-kind pens you'll enjoy turning.
Barry shows you how to select the right lathe and tools, how to modify standard pen kits, cast your own resin blanks, market your pens for sale, and more. You'll enjoy the challenge of turning something new and with Barry's instruction you're sure to succeed. *144 pages *Soft Cover
by Dick Sing Dick Sing has put together seven basic projects which are well designed and should expand your woodturning skills and imagination. Using clear step-by-step instructions and color photos, Dick shows the turning of decorative clip magnets, rare earth magnets, bolo tie slides with matching earrings, switch knobs and duster brushes. Dick shares a variety of tips and holding methods using scrap blocks, double-face tape, jam chucks, drill chucks, and four jaw chucks. He also shows ways to decorate projects with beads, chatterwork, contours, and captive rings. The gallery section has nine full color pages of his small projects. These projects may be small in size, but they are big on fun, flair and satisfaction. *64 pages *Soft Cover
by Chris West Chris West covers all aspects of turning these useful and beautiful tabletop accessories. Inside you’ll find inspiration for a range of designs with step-by-step instructions for each. *175 pages *Soft Cover
by Rex Burningham and Kip Christensen Here is the definitive guide to pen turning. Rex Burningham and Kip Christensen have combined their efforts to produce the best pen book on the market. Through clear text and superb photography they describe various ways of approaching the task. The beginner to the seasoned pen maker will find this book a valuable source of information. In addition to turning pens freehand, they demonstrate alternative methods including using a router, Sherline pen lathe, and an ornamental milling machine. *166 pages *Soft Cover
by Mark Baker This book is for the turner who is looking to advance their skills. There are over 50 projects that will challenge you. Objects such as cylindrical, diabolo and clamshell boxes, round-bottom, flared and winged bowls and minimalist platters. Each project comes with diagrams, wood and tool requirements, and even suggestions for alternative designs. *192 pages *Soft Cover
by Ed Glenn and Greg Keats Making your own duck and game calls is a lot of fun and allows you be as creative as you like. This book takes you step-by-step through the process of turning duck and game calls on the lathe including drilling, turning, finishing and assembly. Also included is a comprehensive collection of tips, techniques and completed works from some of the most accomplished craftsman in the field. *128 pages. *Soft Cover
by Betsy Sloan Schiffer Publishing® Inlace Techniques: Resin Inlay for Gourd and Wood Crafts by Betsy Sloan addresses some of the most common challenges of working with resin inlay and serves as a comprehensive guide for gourd artists and woodturners alike. Covers carving techniques, tips and tricks, and troubleshooting Teaches how to mix, apply, buff and polish InLace products Features design ideas, templates, & gallery of completed designs *64 Pages *Soft Cover
by David Ellsworth This is the book woodturners worldwide have been waiting for. In his first ever book, the grandmaster David Ellsworth teaches woodworkers and artists how to learn his highly evolved techniques and signature style that will inspire turners of all levels. *Signature hollowing techniques *How to turn green wood *Tool sharpening *Developing the creative process *Exceptional gallery photos *247 pages *Soft Cover
by Doc Green This book is an invaluable reference guide for every woodturner regardless of experience or skill level. Doc Green explains and illustrates essential practices for securing wood on your lathe and provides step-by-step instructions on how to use every thing from drive centers, faceplates and chucks to collets, cole jaws and steady rests. Doc has also included several skill-building exercises and projects that will help you practice and retain these valuable techniques. *175 pages *Soft Cover
by John English
Everything a woodturner needs to know about using and implementing the exciting new technology of replaceable carbide cutting tips is included in this guide. Woodturning tools have taken a quantum leap since the recent introduction of these tips that have greatly simplified the task of turning in dry stock. Carbide-tipped woodturning tools are safer, faster, easier, and more efficient than traditional tools that require grinding the end of a piece of fluted steel to one of dozens of subjective profiles.
The technology of the carbide cutters is fully explained, as are the various shafts and the function of the handle designs, providing insight into how and why these cutters act as they do, and why they are shaped as they are. Removing the intimidating aspects of turning, the guide explains the elimination of sharpening, addresses the issues of chatter and fatigue, and advises on maintenance, techniques, and usage. A number of projects are included--such as a candlestick, spinning tops, and a basic bowl--that can be completed right away by novice turners, rather than waiting for years to gain enough experience to do the same job with traditional tools. *128 pages *Soft Cover
by Richard Raffan Most woodturners have children in their lives who would appreciate a hand-turned toy (or several). The projects in Turning Toys can serve as a base for almost limitless variation, so you can put your own stamp on each object you create. The photos and drawings show you what to do, step-by-step; you’ll see exactly how the tools are used, how the cutting edge should relate to the surface you’re cutting, and how to stand to support and hold the tools so that working at your lathe is a comfortable and pleasurable activity. *192 pages *Soft Cover
by Richard Kleinhenz Learn how to create your own custom turned pens with the Pen Turner's Bible by Richard Kleinhenz. Learn how to turn basic variations of a slimline pen, how to decorate pens and pencils using the Beall® Pen Wizard, how to create a closed-end pen, and much more. With over 25 different projects covering a range of topics, Richard will have you creating pens with more imagination and appeal than you ever thought possible. *152 pages *Soft Cover
by Dick Sing Dick shares his techniques for creating beautiful Christmas ornaments, decorative eggs, and egg kaleidoscopes. Detailed step-by-step instructions and color photographs outline the process of turning each project. This includes wood selection, tool use, and using homemade fixtures for chucking and turning. Dick shows special techniques and "tricks" he uses to solve common problems such as egg templates, egg chucks, egg kaleidoscope mandrel and more. An 11 page gallery with 21 photos of finished projects makes a great conclusion to this excellent book. *64 pages *Soft Cover
by Michael Cullen No matter what your age, there is something mesmerizing about a spinning top. In this book, Michael Cullen takes you step by step through the process of making 16 different styles of these amazing little toys. Each top in this collection has been selected for its unique design and characteristics. Also included is a section finishing including coloring, and painting along recommended finishing techniques. *Soft Cover *128 pages
by Judy Ditmer Judy demonstrates her techniques for making beautiful jewelry from a variety of woods. The book takes you step-by-step through the process of creating this wearable art form. More than 280 color photographs with written information will take both novice and experienced turners into the intricacies of wooden jewelry. The extensive gallery illustrates many of the infinite varieties of forms this jewelry can take. *64 pages *Soft Cover
by Richard Raffan Thousands of novice turners have learned to turn with Turning Wood with Richard Raffan. Completely revised and updated, this classic is the definitive book on turning. With new techniques and up-to-date information on tools, this book is a great resource for every turner. Turning expert Richard Raffan's easy-to-follow instructions show you how to choose the right chucks and tools for the job, sharpen and maintain your tools, handle tools safely and efficiently and learn the basics with ease. *Book: 202 pages. Soft cover *Video: 114 minutes
by Keith Rowley This book and video guides you through every aspect of turning, with advice on which tools to buy and which lathe to choose. With eight carefully designed, well illustrated projects. A must for every woodturners video library. *Book: 160 pages. Soft Cover *DVD: 88 minutes
by Malcolm Tibbetts This book is a must read for the segmented woodturner. It is the most comprehensive step-by-step guide available to those interested in segmented work. Included are more than 40 full color finished project photos, and more than 230 color photos of step-by-step work, jigs and fixtures and related tools and equipment. Several charts and drawings are shown. The book is written for the turner who has some woodworking experience and is familiar with woodworking machinery. Basic lathe-turning skills are necessary for successful completion of the projects. *184 Pages *Soft Cover
by William Smith Here is a new and exciting aspect of woodturning. Going beyond traditional segmented works, the design feature being gaps left between segments. Step-by-step instruction and more than 170 color photographs illustrate the process of creating unique segmented turnings without requiring special tools or equipment. Technical information is provided in 7 pages of drawings, charts and index wheels. Areas of concern include wood selection and preparation, jigs, glue, tools, finishes and advanced techniques. Various woods and patterns produce beautiful vases, boxes, and sculptural pieces that are beautiful and rewarding. The gallery includes 17 color photos of finished works. *64 pages *Soft Cover
with Glenn Lucas A professional woodturner since 1995, Glenn Lucas is renowned for his efficient tool use and skill at the lathe. Mastering Woodturning Tools and Techniques echoes his successful classes and demonstrations. It will help beginners identify each of the basic turning tools and gain an understanding of how and where to use them. It will also benefit the intermediate turner in refining their sharpening and tool skills. *75 minutes
with Rex Burningham & Kip Christensen
Rex Burningham and Kip Christensen have done it again. After producing Turning Pens and Pencils, the definitive book on pen making, they follow with two videos about turning pens. Through detailed steps, Kip and Rex cover basic fundamentals, advanced techniques, design variations, and material selection.
*Making the basic Slimline Pen *Creating unique pen styles using the Slimline Pen *Decorative techniques including wire burning, finger grooves, no-centerband designs and a fixed antler centerband design *Adhesives for pen making *Materials for pens, including woods, plastics and antler *68 minutes Video II:
*The European style pen *Making a European style pen with a blackwood centerband *The Americana style pen *Techniques for turning plastics *Turning Antler *Tips and Tricks including: Drying blanks, cleaning tubes, the "potato trick", drilling jigs and tips, barrel preparation, repairing defects, and buffing *88 minutes
with Glenn Lucas
The project is based on an eleventh century bowl that was recently discovered at a Viking settlement in Dublin which is now in the National Museum of Ireland. In this video, Glenn takes you step-by-step through the process of turning the Viking bowl's elegant shape. The same valuable techniques used in making this bowl can be applied to turning the shape of any bowl. Also included, a short film "Early Morning Project".
*1 hr 15 min
with Mike Jackofsky In this entertaining and detailed video, Mike shares his techniques for turning his signature hollow vessels. Mike’s comprehensive explanation and demonstration takes you through the entire process, from a basic block of wood to a beautiful hollow vessel. *124 minutes
with Ted Sokolowski Learn how to add value and beauty to your woodturnings with Metal Inlay Techniques by Ted Sokolowski. This entertaining DVD teaches you how to successfully inlay metal powders in your custom woodturnings to create a one-of-a-kind piece that's sure to draw attention. Ted shares his best secrets for success with his signature techniques and clear concise instruction. *69 minutes
with Glenn Lucas
Glenn Lucas is well known as a top production turner; he has analyzed every process he uses in his production and has refined each aspect in an effort to maximize efficiency and minimize wasted time and effort. This DVD includes Glenn’s techniques used for sharpening, the equipment he uses, right on down to his own cutting techniques.
In this video, Glenn clearly explains what tools he uses, how to sharpen them using today’s popular sharpening systems, along with a concise explanation of proper settings and benefits offered by each. Glenn also discusses proper free-hand sharpening techniques and when they are best used.
In addition to demonstrating how to sharpen his own tools, Glenn also covers sharpening other woodturning tools that he doesn’t frequently use, but are popular among woodturners today.
If you struggle with sharpening, this video is well worth a look.
*65 min. Chapters:
*Sharpening Systems: Overview *Bowl and Spindle Gouges *Oneway Wolverine Settings *Woodcut Tru-Grind Settings *Tormek Settings *Sorby Pro-Edge Settings
with David Ellsworth The purpose of this video is to explain the proper method of creating and maintaining the "Ellsworth Grind" on a bowl turning gouge. Also clearly demonstrated are the roughing, shaping, shear scraping and final smoothing cut all done with a gouge using the "Ellsworth Grind". *57 minutes
with Tim Yoder Learn how to turn three fun and unique holiday gifts with Holiday Turnings by Tim Yoder. Tim guides you through turning your very own snowman, christmas tree ornament, and a classic bell. With Tim's help you can turn a custom holiday gift for everyone on your list. DVD, NTSC * Approx. 80 minutes
with Glenn Lucas
In this video, Glenn demonstrates his tried and true platter making tips for turning an Irish Platter based on an heirloom in his collection. Like most of Glenn’s work, it’s a great functional turning for daily use and it can also be enjoyed as a decorative item too. As with all of Glenn’s turning videos, the video quality and content are exceptional while the information is easy to follow and understand.
*1hr 30 min
with Binh Pho In this video, Binh Pho demonstrates all the techniques used to create his one-of-a-kind signature pieces. Every process Binh uses to create these extraordinary pieces is explained in detail throughout with chapters focusing on: necessary equipment, selecting proper bits, colors, transfer materials and other necessary supplies. By following the steps outlined in this video, you too can produce spectacular work with a style of your own. Includes a bonus gallery showing many of Binh Pho's extraordinary pieces. *80 minutes
with David Ellsworth Covers sharpening; Faceplate designs, function and usage; turning an open bowl using the Superflute gouge with the Ellsworth grind; jam chucks; sanding. *115 minutes
with David Ellsworth Ellsworth's classic method of bringing the log to the lathe and turning a hollow form. Includes: Centering: roughing-out; shear-cutting with the Ellsworth Grind; sanding wet wood; finishing; cutting interior with bent tools; Measuring wall thickness and depth; jam chuck designs for finishing the base; polishing. *120 minutes
with Alan Lacer
This is a teaching video, and is recommended for anyone who wants to improve skill with the skew. The section on tuning, sharpening and honing the skew is very good. This alone is worth the price of the video. Highly recommended.
*Shaping, refining and tuning the skew *Sharpening and honing *Preparing the lathe for skew work *Reducing fear and working safer *Modification of the dead center *Planing and roughing cuts *Basic center work cuts *Suggested exercises *90 Minutes
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