Synopses & Reviews
Covering a technique popularized by master woodturner Ray Allen, this manual moves beyond basic woodturning with the segmented woodturning technique. This creative approach is demonstrated in one complete step-by-step project that effectively guides woodturners through the complicated process of creating geometric, repeating patterns with a Southwestern feel. Detailed, illustrated instructions make this seemingly elaborate technique approachable. Additional information on common problems helps avoid mistakes along the way. A full-color photograph gallery provides inspiration for future projects.
Ray Allen was a master of segmented bowl turning who favored Southwest Indian Motifs in his designs. He died in 2000. but not before laying the groundwork (with Nish) for this interesting guide to his favorite pasttime. You might want to start in the middle of this book, where a 56-page gallery of Allen's finished work could inspire you to try your hand at this intricate craft. Then go back to the beginning to get the lowdown on tools and equipment you'll need, how to formulate and cut your segments, and how to draw up a blueprint for your own design. next, work through the photo-illustrated 95-step process to create your own vessel, which involves some advanced turning techniques. There are 11 additional plans for alternate designs. The softcover book sells for $25.95 and is 137 pages long. www.FoxChapelPublishing.com
A Master's Designs and Techniques for Segmented Bowls and Vessels The ultimate guide for anyone interested in woodturning, this book provides a thorough look at the specific techniques and beautiful work of Ray Allen, one of the nation's best segmented turners. Allen spent his retirement in Arizona and drew much inspiration from Southwest Indian designs and forms. In the instructional chapter, 95 step-by-step photos are included along with thorough explanations about how to complete your own segmented bowl. You will find everything you need to know about Allen, segmented woodturning, and how to create beautiful pieces in the following detailed chapters: Tools and Equipment, Drawing Blueprints, Turning a Segmented Bowl, Gallery, and Bowl Plans and Design Segments. Take a Look Inside
The ultimate guide for anyone interested in "segmented" woodturning. Provides a comprehensive look at the techniques and finished pieces of turning master, Ray Allen. Also includes blueprints, how-to, and details on tools, materials to create your own beautiful work.
Gain Inspiration from the Work of a Great American Woodturner The ultimate guide for anyone interested in segmented turning, Woodturning with Ray Allen provides a thorough look at the specific techniques and beautiful work of Ray Allen. Allen (1930-2000) directed his full attention to segmented woodturning after retiring from the construction business in 1988. He quickly became one of the nation's best segmented turners, exhibiting in galleries and museums nationwide and winning a number of awards. Allen spent his retirement in Arizona and drew much inspiration from Southwest Indian designs and forms.
About the Author
Among the elite woodturners in the United States, Dale L. Nish has demonstrated his skill nationwide and throughout Europe. For several decades, Nish has been educating others about his craft. Woodturning with Ray Allen is the latest of his many books, which include Creative Woodturning, Artistic Woodturning, and Master Woodturners.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents: About the Artist vi Introduction 1 Chapter One: Tools and Equipment 3 Chapter Two: Drawing Blueprints 9 Chapter Three: Turning a Segmented Bowl