Synopses & Reviews
Turning a block of wood into a spectacular bowl is a creative challenge that holds a very special sense of satisfaction when you master it. But, with its own unique strategies and subtle techniques, turning bowls is a skill best learned by watching a pro in action. And there's no better way to learn the art of turning bowls than by watching internationally acclaimed wood turner Richard Raffan in this exceptional 90-minute DVD. Here's all the expert advice you need from a world-renowned teacher -- with clear, straightforward demonstrations that show you how to turn any type of bowl. All delivered with step-by-step instructions, clever inside tips and Raffan's contagious enthusiasm for the craft. Whether you're a first-time turner or a seasoned veteran, you'll find this new DVD offers valuable insights that will help you refine your skills -- and turn out artful bowls with a sense of balance and proportion. From creating standard bowls, to live edge and deeply hollowed bowls, you'll learn it all in this comprehensive DVD. A unique learning experience that takes you into the master's studio for a rare glimpse at how it's done.
Turning a block of wood into a truly spectacular bowl is something anyone can learn with the right coaching. In this DVD video, world-renowned turning teacher, Richard Raffan shows how to prepare a bowl blank, mount it on the lathe, and how to handle bowl-turning tools. He demonstrates all of the basic techniques from roughing out to finishing. The DVD also covers how to turn live-edge, lidded, and deeply hollowed bowls.
About the Author
Richard Raffan is an internationally respected woodturning artisan and teacher. Collectors prize Raffan’s gallery-quality production pieces, and he is the author of
Turning Wood, Turning Boxes, and The Complete Illustrated Guide to Turning. Raffan lives in Holder, Australia.