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Turning Hollow Forms, Book

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Learn to turn beautiful, functional vases and other hollow forms—includes seven stunning projects.

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Vases and other hollow forms have been important functional objects and cultural artifacts for thousands of years. In this comprehensive guide to turning hollow forms, you'll learn to make your own contributions to this rich history. The book provides everything you need to know to get started, including which tools to use, how to work with different types of wood, and how to perform basic techniques with confidence. Once you've learned the principles of form, proportion and design, you'll be ready to turn your own hollow forms, choosing from seven striking projects that are set out in a clear, step-by-step format and progress from easier to more difficult.

  • Introduction
  • How to Use this Book
  • 1. Health and Safety
  • 2. Wood
  • 3. Tools and Equipment
  • 4. Anatomy of Forms
  • 5. How to Use Hollowing Tools
  • 6. Open-Necked Vase
  • 7. Two-Part Vase
  • 8. Squat Hollow Form
  • 9. Two-Part End-Grain Vase
  • 10. End-Grain Hollow Form
  • 11. Cross-Grain Lidded Form
  • 12. Green Wood Hollow Form
  • Gallery of Work
  • Conversion Chart
  • Suppliers
  • Useful websites
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Author
  • Index

About the Author:

Mark Sanger started woodturning as a way to relax and then turned it into his vocation. Now a teacher, demonstrator, and writer on the subject, he sells his work through galleries and private commissions. He lives in the south of England.

What's included

(1) Turning Hollow Forms Book

Technical Details

  • Manufacturer Part Number: 071492
  • Weight (lbs): 1.3000
  • Cover Style: Soft Cover
  • Pages: 168
  • Topic: Lathes, Turning, Woodworking, Lathe