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Ellsworth on Woodturning

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Learn how to bring out the beauty in wood from the grandfather of woodturning, David Ellsworth. He shares masterful techniques for his signature eggshell-thin hollow designs in three projects for a hollow bowl, natural-edge vessel, and pot. A gallery of his work and the pieces in his collection will inspire both new and advanced turners.


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Pages 256
Publish Date 2008-11-01
Size 8.5" x 11.0" x 0.6875"
Author David Ellsworth


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Renowned for creating thin-walled bowls and vases, Ellsworth, a first-time author but a recognized artisan and woodworker, authoritatively here reveals the secrets behind his signature style and offers sound advice. The section on stretching and posture, where he addresses muscle strain or back injury during wood turning, is worthy of major praise. Much of what is covered in this book is very advanced stuff but with results of ethereal beauty. Highly recommended for advanced woodworking collections.


About the Author

Over the last three decades, David Ellsworth has earned a reputation as a premier designer of turned wooden vessels and is credited with being the first person to develop practical methods for creating eggshell-thin hollow forms. Ellsworth used his previous experience at the potter's wheel to revolutionize the craft of woodturning, and introduced a new contemporary art form to the world. His work is included in numerous private collections and museums throughout the United States. He is a Fellow of the American Craft Council, and has received fellowship awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, and the PEW Fellowship for the Arts. Ellsworth is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Woodturners and the Collectors of Wood Art. He travels the country teaching his signature turning methods, and runs a private woodturning school at his home and studio in Bucks County, PA.

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