Turning Green Wood, Paperback
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A guide to the art of turning delicate bowls and goblets from freshly felled, unseasoned wood.

Using "green" timber enables you to choose and cut your own wood.

The author explains how to harvest and store timber, and how to make the best use of the grain patterns and other properties.

Six projects are described and illustrated: a cross-grain translucent bowl; a cross-grain natural-edge bowl; an end-grain bowl; a natural-edge end-grain bowl; a natural-edge end-grain goblet; and a part-turned bowl.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages, 200 colour photographs, 50 b&w line drawings
  • Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd
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  • Category: Non-graphic art forms
  • ISBN: 9781861080899



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This is a pretty good introductory book on green wood turning. He shows shrinkage clearly, although he doesn't get into all its effects or show any tables with specific species. He does show how to cut up a log, where to expect drying stresses & changes. He demonstrates turning with & without a natural edge, too.If you're new to turning, this is a good book to buy. If you're new to turning green wood or have been doing it, it's worth getting this book out of the library to look at. There were a couple of techniques he used that interested me & were worth trying.