Woodturning by Oliver Plant
This illustrated manual covers basic, intermediate and advanced techniques and is aimed at all woodturners, with each section of advice inclusive of practical examples. The book emphasizes the techniques of cutting wood so that a fine finish is quickly achieved without resorting to excessive sanding. Beginning with a look at the lathe itself, lathe safety and wood selection, the book lists many of the techniques for working with chisels and gouges, and how to mount the work in the lathe. Further sections look at the more specialized skills required for making bowls, spoons, tool handles, vases and even picture frames.