Little did I know when I started turning that I would pursue the craft for a living, let alone write a book on my passion of turning hollow forms.
To say I am filled with pride is an understatement, not only because of the achievement of having a book in print, but also of the content.
Central to my ethos in working and indeed in writing this book, is a desire to keep it simple and practical. My intention in the book, which can be preordered from the links below, is to take the reader/turner through the whole process from tree/log to finished form, including;
Workshop set up and lathes.
Hollowing tools, how to choose and use them.
What to look for in a section of trunk or branch wood.
How to process for best results.
How to orientate for cross grain, end grain, seasoned and unseasoned forms.
Form and design as a guide for further investigation.
How to season successfully, using simple low cost methods.
A practical working section on wood technology, stripping away all but what is needed by the turner for success in hollow form turning.
7 progressive projects taking the reader through the various disciplines from an open end grain vessel to an unseasoned thin walled hollow form with small opening.
The result I am very proud of and am confident it will be a great addition for anyone wishing to start out in turning hollow forms. Why ?, well all of the information in the book is what I use on a daily basis, so I know it is tried and tested to be simple and effective.
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