This comprehensive guide is an invaluable resource for both new and experienced woodturners. It covers all aspects of woodturning, from working with the lathe and tools to preparing wood and planning your designs. With the answers to the most common turning questions covered, both new and seasoned wood turners alike can develop and sharpen their skills with this comprehensive and valuable resource. Included is expert advice on how to choose and buy a lathe, set up your shop, sharpen tools, prepare the wood, apply finish, and much, much more. Also included is an inspirational gallery, a helpful glossary, and three beautiful step-by-step projects captured in bold, full-color photography. This 200 page book is the first book any new turner should purchase and an essential addition to any active turner's library.