Art of Turned Bowls - WoodWorld of Texas

Art of Turned Bowls

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When first published in 1987, The Art of Turned Bowls was a work ahead of its time. Now, considering the resurgence in popularity of this woodworking genre, the book is perfectly poised for rediscovery. Retooled with fresh full-color photographs of contemporary bowls featuring the work of award-winning turners from around the world, Richard Raffan's classic has been totally updated to meet the demand of today's turner. With a unique talent for making even the most abstract ideas accessible, the world's most admired turning teacher offers an invaluable wealth of design advice. Practical, informative, and undeniably inspiring, this new edition also expands its exploration of form and developing profiles. Along with a good lathe and a reliable set of tools, The Art of Turned Bowls belongs in the shop of every serious turner.

Table of Contents:

1. Wood
What to Look for and Where to Find it

2. Preparing Blanks
From Log to Lathe

3. Form
The Good, the Bad, and the Sublime

4. Walls, Rims, and Bases
Bowls that Feel as Good as the Look

5. Green-Turned Bowls
Working with Warp

6. Surface Decoration
Detailing, Coloring, Burning, Sandblasting

7. Decorative Reshaping
Carved, Pierced, Hacked, Hewed, and Joined

Further Reading
Photo Credits


uthor(s): Richard Raffan - Designing Bowls with a World-Class Turner

Our Price: $24.95
Page Count: 160
Size: 0x8.5x0.5
Type: Soft Cover
ISBN: 978-1-56158-954-8

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