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Ellsworth on Woodturning

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David Ellsworth is the grandfather of the wood art movement and Ellsworth on Woodturning is the book woodturners everywhere have been waiting for. This first-ever book from David the grandmaster of woodturning, woodworkers and artists can learn to replicate his highly evolved techniques and signature style. There are step-by-step directions and crisp photos showing exactly how Ellsworth creates an open bowl, a natural-edged bowl, and an astounding hollow vessel featuring a tiny opening and coin-thin walls. While sharing his vision, Ellsworth reveals not only his techniques, but the power of the creative process—the feeling of direct engagement with the wood that develops an artist from each project to the next. For anyone new to the lathe, Ellsworth on Woodturning provides expert tips for getting started. Intermediate and advanced turners will appreciate advice on everything from working with green wood to design to tool making and sharpening. Best of all, vibrant color photographs of Ellsworth's work will inspire artists to unlock the natural beauty in wood.

Ellsworth on Woodturning Provides Information On:

  • Working With Green Wood & Dry Wood.
  • Managing Materials.
  • Why Turning Tools Work.
  • Making Tools & Tool Handles.
  • Sharpening.
  • Chucks, Glue Blocks & Faceplates.
  • Design.
  • The Body.
  • Turning an Open Bowl with a Cut Rim.
  • Turning an Open Bowl with a Natural Edge.
  • Turning the Exterior of a Hollow Form.
  • Turning the Interior of a Hallow Form.
  • Turning Spirit Forms.
  • Jam Chucks & Vacuum Chucks.
  • Sanding.
  • Finishing.
  • Drying Green Wood Vessels.

Ellsworth on Woodturning Specifications:

  • Softcover.
  • 248 Pages.
  • Author - David Ellsworth.


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