This unique book is a step-by-step guide to both the art and the craft of woodturning. It is an exploration of turned shapes and the wide variety of timbers which can be used to create them. The making of 50 different pieces is described in detail, each in a different type of wood. There are working drawings for each project, and clear illustrate every stage of the process.
Mark Baker has always been fascinated by wood. His father was a carpenter and joiner and, on leaving school, Mark 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 is now the editor of Woodturning magazine and the group editor of all GMC Publications woodworking magazines. Previous books include Woodturning Projects: A Workshop Guide to Shapes, Wood for Woodturners and Wood Turning: A Craftman's Guide, all published by GMC Publications.