Woodturning Evolution

Dynamic Projects for You to Make

Woodturning Evolution

Presents an original technique developed by the authors which allows woodturners to more easily incorporate thin, narrow planks of wood into projects, and features fourteen such uses in the forms of sculptures and plaques.

Woodturning Today

A Dramatic Evolution : Celebrating the American Association of Woodturners 25th Anniversary,1986-2011

Woodturning Today

Woodturning Today: A Dramatic Evolution celebrates the 25th anniversary of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW), an organization that connects woodturners worldwide through the sharing of inspiration and techniques. This silver anniversay book project records the captivating history of the AAW and recounts the role the organization and its members have played in the evolution of woodturning to a highly respected art form; the tremendous growth as an amateur activity; and the stature of woodturning in the context of American and international craft and culture. With personal stories by diverse voices and stunning photographs that capture the beauty of turned art, the enthusiasm of woodturners, and the camaraderie of turning events, Woodturning Today is an informative and inspiring prespective of the past 25 years.

New Masters of Woodturning

Expanding the Boundaries of Wood Art

New Masters of Woodturning

MEET THIRTY-ONE CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF A CLASSIC CRAFT.They are from different parts of the world but share a common passion: turning wood into sculptural forms of self-expression. You'll see each artist at work--in their studios, homes, and at the lathe--and discover why their stunning work is considered to be preeminent in the respective fields of woodtruning and modern art. A gallery of beautiful photographs is included. New Masters of Woodturning looks beyond the surface of the wood and into the vision and mind of the artist, providing insights that offer a captivating and important perspective of turn-of-the-century art and craft.

Turning Wood with Richard Raffan

Turning Wood with Richard Raffan

The appeal of woodturning is simple: with only a few hand tools and a lathe, remarkable results can be quickly achieved, including beautiful bowls, boxes in the round, lamp bases, and furniture parts. And for over 20 years, woodturners have been turning to Richard Raffan for expert advice and inspiration. Revised and updated to embrace the increase and improvement in turning tools and lathes now on the market, this updated and expanded edition of his 1985 classic covers everything from the lathe -- how it works and how to choose the right model -- to fixings, cutting tools, safety, measuring, centerwork, and more. Raffan also includes a brand new chapter on crafting hollow vessels.

Woodturning

Major Works by Leading Artists

Woodturning

The lathe used to be a utilitarian tool only, but in the hands of today’s artists woodturning has undergone a beautiful transformation. This stunning international collection showcases the work of 40 pioneering woodturners who have expanded the possibilities of the medium. Their pieces range from classic to humorous to sculptural to amazing. Curator Jim Christiansen introduces each master’s multi-page gallery with an insightful overview, and the creators themselves offer their lyrical thoughts on wood, nature, and art. The artists include: Bill Luce (calabash bowl forms) Michael Hosaluk (surface color and texture) Michelle Holzapfel (complex carved elements) Gerrit Van Ness (narrative sculpture) Cindy Drozda (lidded vessels) Hans Weissflog (multiple-axis turning techniques)

Lathe-turned Objects

An International Exhibition

Lathe-turned Objects


Evolution Impossible

12 Reasons Why Evolution Cannot Explain the Origin of Life on Earth

Evolution Impossible

Scientific evidence proving evolution cannot be responsible for life on earth

Wood Turning in North America Since 1930

Wood Turning in North America Since 1930

A history of lathe-turned objects in the 20th century, this title examines wood turning in both pictures and text, detailing its evolution from a way of easily producing multiples of utiliatarian objects, to a true art form reflecting a wide range of aesthetic and emotional expressions