In the third edition of his authoritative text, Raffan describes the techniques, tools and systems he has developed over the years as a fulltime woodturner, adding a new chapter on turning hollow vessels.

The book is suitable for beginners, since it gives excellent descriptions of correct tool use and associated cutting techniques. All explanations are supported with diagrams and color photographs.

The book includes chapters with the latest information on lathe and tool selection, sharpening, safety, measuring, basic spindle and face-plate techniques, and finishing.

Softcover, 8 1/2" × 11", 218 pages, 2008.