Learn to Turn is the ideal woodturning book for beginners. If you've considered trying woodturning-but have been intimidated by the tone and scope of the books available on the subject-you'll find this informative book to be an approachable and enjoyable guide that will have you turning in no time.
Author Barry Gross, an artist and professional woodturner, offers expert instruction, valuable tips and common-sense advice that will eliminate the mystery while infusing some fun into your turning. Discover how to select the lathe that's right for you, the basics of turning tools and the fundamentals of sharpening, sanding and finishing.
This revised & expanded 3rd edition also includes new and very attainable step-by-step projects, a special troubleshooting section that reveals surprisingly simple solutions to common turning mistakes and an inspiring artist gallery of completed works.
Barry Gross is an expert woodworker and artisan with more than 30 years' experience. He specializes in transforming wood and other media into amazing pieces of art and useful every-day items. Barry is a member of the American Association of Woodturners, the Bucks County Woodturning Association and the Scroll Saw Association of the World. His art can be seen in various art galleries including Island Earth Gallery, Langman Galleries and Wylands Sae Life Gallery in New York. In addition, he has received commissions from DuPont and for the Alien Stinger display at the New York Aquarium. Barry Gross is the author of Pen Turner's Workbook, Learn to Turn and a frequent contributor to Scroll Saw Workshop magazine and Woodturning Design Magazine.