Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Turning Wood 850 color photos

29.12 $


Taunton’s Complete Illustrated Guide to Turning features step-by-step descriptions for an abundance of wood turning techniques, including both spindle and faceplate methods. The paperback book includes over 850 color photos accompany detailed, hands-on instructions for turning wood, including how to use lathes, turning tools and materials, chucks, as well as sharpening tools.


In 1970 at the age of twenty-six Richard Raffan abandoned a successful career in the London wine trade to go woodturning — about which he knew nothing. He was never a hobby turner but reckoned if he developed good technical skills, he’d earn a living by selling what he enjoyed making. And that’s what he’s done since 1970, first in Britain and then, from 1982, in Australia. Since 1973 Raffan’s bowls, boxes, and sets of spillikins have been purchased for major public and private collections worldwide.
Since the publication of Turning Wood with Richard Raffan in 1984, Richard Raffan has become a renowned teacher of his craft, been a featured presenter at numerous symposiums and led over 450 hands-on workshops mostly in North America and Europe. His classic books and videos have each impacted on woodturning techniques and design worldwide.
Raffan was born in Devon, raised in Sydney and Devon, and now lives in Canberra, Australia.