This is a book and companion DVD that is ideal for complete beginners from popular UK wood turner, Mark Baker. It is presented in a clear and easy-to-follow style, and covers topics such as selecting wood to sharpening and using tools. It includes three attractive projects to hone your new turning skills. This handy book and DVD set are all you need to get started with the rewarding craft of woodturning. Pop on the DVD to see the techniques in action or pick up the book for instruction and ideas wherever you are. It is perfect for complete beginners, you will be guided through every stage. You can learn everything you need to know, from selecting wood, the basic anatomy of a lathe to work holding, sharpening and using tools. Presented in a clear and easy-to-follow style, you will gain the confidence to apply this new knowledge and start creating some beautiful turnings.
Mark Baker has always been fascinated by wood. His father was a carpenter and joiner and, on leaving school, he served a five-year apprenticeship working for a local building firm, which included restoration work. Mark has also helped set up an industrial workshop for autistic adults and he has worked for some of the major manufacturers of woodturning tools in the UK. He lives in Essex.