O'Donnell's Woodturning Techniques

O'Donnell's Woodturning Techniques


By (author) Michael O'Donnell

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  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 191 pages
  • Dimensions: 206mm x 274mm x 14mm | 640g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2009
  • ISBN 10: 1565234057
  • ISBN 13: 9781565234055
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations, black & white tables
  • Sales rank: 1,103,854

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A beautifully illustrated practical guide to the process of woodturning aimed at both the recreational turner and the experienced craftsman, O'Donnell's Woodturning Techniques is a comprehensive source book that covers materials, equipment and machinery, how to store timber, workshop safety, tools, and sanding and finishing. Projects include a lamp, bowl, box, mushroom and more. With stunning and detailed photography in a step-by-step approach, readers will see often complex techniques broken down into easily digestible parts that are logical and easy to follow.

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Whether you are a woodturning novice, a recreational turner, or an experienced professional, O'Donnell's Woodturning Techniques is a comprehensive guide to the world of turning wood - from one of the most highly respected practitioners of the art. Written by internationally acclaimed turner Michael O'Donnell, the book explains all aspets of woodturning - from selecting and preparing materials and tools to developing techniques and conducting project work - in a logical, easy-to-read, and comprehensive manner. With clear, step-by-step explanations, accompanied by stunning close-up photographs and detailed illustrations, O'Donnell's Woodturning Techniques sheds new light on the principles and processes of turning. Areas covered include: -Materials, equipment, and machinery -How to store timber -Workshop safety -Tools, tool sharpening, and how tohold and control tools -Sanding and finishing pieces -How to make bowls, lamps, goblets, mushrooms, boxes, and a fruit shape. Michael O'Donnell is an internationally renowned turner and a founding member of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain (AWGB). He specializes in the use of green (unseasoned) wood, and has written two previous best-selling titles, Turning Green Wood and Decorating Turned Wood.