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The Fundamentals of Woodturning

Fundamentals of Woodturning

by  Mike Darlow

Through his previous book 'The Practice of Woodturning', Mike Darlow has shown himself to be uniquely competent to analyse the techniques and principles of woodturning.  In this book, he uses this insightful approach to guide the novice and more experienced turner though a range of projects designed to improve competence and confidence with the tools of the trade.  Lavishly illustrated using both photos and clear drawings, this book brings together in a single volume almost everything the woodturner will need to know to both enhance his turning skills and to derive from those new-found skills fulfilment and reward.

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Woodturning Methods

by  Mike Darlow

Mike Darlow is renowned as a turner with strong and strongly-expressed opinions!  In this new book he proves that he knows what he is talking about too by giving insights into the methods he has developed over his years as a professional woodturner.  These include tried and tested methods for turning spheres, spindles, rings and ellipses; eccentric, multi-axis and slender turning as well as chucking and drilling in the lathe.  Mike covers all these aspects with his usual thoroughness and clarity.  He gives fresh insights, explains new devices and shows through old etchings and engravings how methods have developed over the centuries.

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Beyond Basic Turning
Off-Centre, Coopered and Laminated Work

by  Jack Cox

A very aptly-named book: this one goes beyond - way, way beyond - basic turning, yet makes these advanced techniques accessible to all.  In this book you will find detailed descriptions and instruction on the arts of coopering, laminated turning, segmented vessels, off-centre turning and much more.  With more than 350 illustrations, little is left to the imagination and the photographs of finished work provide inspiration to those following in Jack Cox's sure footsteps.

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Beyond Basic Turning

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Domestic Utensils of Wood

Domestic Utensils of Wood

by  Owen Evan-Thomas

This book was originally published in 1932 and has gone on to become one of the standard references in its field.  Through this facsimile of the original book, we are now privileged to enjoy the information that was available to our forebears.  The period covered by the book runs from the 16th to the mid-19th centuries and many of the items illustrated are now housed in the Pinto Collection at Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery (UK).  Turners and carvers seeking inspiration or a deeper knowledge of design will find this book useful as will collectors of treen.  With its lavish illustrations, this book will find a place of honour on many bookshelves.

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Mouldings & Turned Woodwork of the 16th, 17th & 18th Centuries by T. Small & C. Woodbridge

A large format volume with exceptionally clear and detailed drawings showing the application of mouldings.

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Woodturner's Wooden Clock Cases by Tim & Peter Ashby

This is a modestly priced source book for woodturners who wish to make their own clocks.  Contains instructions on how to complete five projects from scaled and dimensioned plans.

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