WOODTURNING: A FRESH APPROACH
Did you know this had no less than seven reprints, including one in Spanish?
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the best turning book I have ever read"
think it is the most informative book I own"
A Fresh Approach
is a book that no serious woodturner or collector will want to be without. It
concentrates on the quality of turning designs, while retaining the element of
sheer enjoyment that is the heart of the craft.
Robert Chapman’s years of experience and insight ensure
that this is the first in-depth study of hollow turning, box making and bowl
turning techniques in a single volume to combine new
ideas with fresh applications.
The introductory chapters cover all aspects of woodturning that novice and intermediate turners need to unleash their full potential, including
Projects are grouped as lidded pots and boxes, bowls, and
hollow vessels, for which there is advise enabling you to tailor the projects
according to your level of skill, among them:
The work is lavishly illustrated with full colour
photographs and clear line drawings, enabling intermediate and experienced
turners to follow the projects without continuous reference to the detailed
information in the text. The closing chapter explains how to develop the skills
learned and encourages turners to acquire a mental image of turning shapes and
Around one hundred examples of the authors designs are illustrated within the three galleries using a wide range of timbers making the book a valuable reference for both woodturners and collectors alike.
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