Using green (unseasoned) timber allows you to choose and cut your own wood. In this inspiring and thought-provoking guide, Michael O’Donnell, one of the foremost exponents of the technique, explains how to harvest and store timber and how to make the best use of the grain pattern and other properties. Green turnery can be made so delicate that it is actually translucent and the thickness of the wood can be gauged by shining a light through it as you work. Using clear text and spectacular photographs to show exactly how this is done, this book demystifies one of the most admired techniques used by woodturners today. It also features six inspirational projects to make.
Projects include: cross-grain translucent bowl, cross-grain natural-edge bowl, end-grain bowl, natural-edge end-grain bowl, natural-edge end-grain goblet, part-turned bowl.