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by David Ellsworth
Renowned for turning extremely thin-walled bowls and vessels that display the beauty of figured wood, Ellsworth is widely recognized as one of the true masters of woodturning.
In this book, he shares his approach to selecting wood and tools, sharpening, and design, as well as his shaping, smoothing and finishing techniques. He emphasizes a key element that many turners overlook — the human body — suggesting ways to improve grip and stance, and even how to stretch and exercise beforehand. Among over 400 color photographs are many close-up shots showing exactly how the tool contacts the wood, as well as dozens of examples of finished pieces.
Softcover, 8-1/2" x 11", 247 pages, 2008.