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This is the revised edition of Rowley’s original 1990 text, widely regarded as the definitive guide on woodturning, now updated with six new projects, a supplementary DVD, and consideration of more recent equipment. It begins with an overview of wood, tools and equipment, followed by guidelines on safe and effective tool handling. Presented as a series of skill-building exercises, the twelve projects guide the turner through spindle and faceplate turning, boring, routing, finishing and other fundamentals.

Projects include a goblet, fruit shapes, two bowls, a platter, a bar stool, balusters, a plinth, a pot, a pepper mill, a table lamp and a pen, each with a dimensioned drawing, design and wood considerations, and step-by-step instructions illustrated with color photos. An invaluable reference for beginners as well as experienced turners.

Softcover, 8 1/4" × 10 3/4", revised 2015.