For woodturners at an advanced level, this book offers skills, projects, and inspiration. The 10 new turning techniques here allow experts to expand their skills and also learn tips that make for better projects. Step-by-step instructions and a wealth of appealing and informative photographs give precise guidance for mastering each technique. Next, 18 projects are presented with complete photo instructions. Designed by the author and five expert colleagues, these projects also offer useful tool-fabrication and chucking solutions, and include contemporary as well as traditional and artistic turned objects. A gallery section features objects designed by today's top woodturners, and provides additional inspiration for the technical and design aspects of your own projects.
Helga Becker runs a woodturning shop and offers courses for beginners and advanced students. She has led workshops and courses at international symposiums. Becker? works are sold in galleries and design shops. She is the author of several books on woodturning, and writes for national and international woodturning magazines.