Synopses & Reviews
Bowl turning is becoming increasingly popular as a hobby and a way to reconnect with a traditional craft. Ernie Conover is a master turner who has turned his experience teaching this activity to hundreds of people into a practical, easy-to-read guide. This book provides basic instructions to get aspiring turners directly to their goal of creating a pleasing bowl. Along the way, he shows how to:
-- Gather and buy wood for turning
-- Apply basic and advanced turning techniques
-- Sand and finish
-- Use the faceplate and chucks to hold the work
-- Choose, sharpen, and handle tools
-- Create the most attractive bowl shapes
The author's straightforward, encouraging style and extensive photos and illustrations make the process easy and rewarding.
About the Author
Conover, the co-designer of the Conover Lathe, has taught hundreds of students to turn. He directs Conover Workshops, offering classes in a variety of woodworking techniques, and is a frequent contributor to woodworking magazines in the U.S. and abroad.