Woodturner's Resource
Woodturner's Resource  
  Featured Artist    Websites   Support Wr
Tutorials, Projects & Tips   Event Calendar   Tool and Book Store
  Home Page Forum HelpSearch Map TPT Resources LoginRegister
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
Which Book (Read 143 times)
 
Ron Sardo
WR Administrator
WR Patron
*****
Offline


Chief cook and bottle
washer

Posts: 9,279

Drums, Pennsylvania, USA
Drums
Pennsylvania
USA


PM 3520
Which Book
Sep 25th, 2017 at 7:56am
 
QOTW: A new turner just asked you to recommend a good instructional woodturning book, what would it be and why?

While there are a lot of good books by many good authors I would suggest "Woodturning, A Foundation Course" by Keith Rowley.
Back to top
  

Multimedia File Viewing and Clickable Links are available for Registered Members only!!  You need to Login or Register
WWW  
IP Logged
 
Al Wasser
WR Supporter
*****
Offline


WR Rocks!

Posts: 452

Pueblo West, CO, Colorado, USA
Pueblo West, CO
Colorado
USA

Gender: male

Robust American Beauty
Re: Which Book
Reply #1 - Sep 27th, 2017 at 9:40am
 
Ron, you asked the question and answered it in one post. There is not a better book for a beginner
Back to top
  
 
IP Logged
 
Tom Coghill
WR Addict
*****
Offline


Turning, when I am done
with my chores.

Posts: 1,054

Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Anchorage
Alaska
USA

Gender: male

Oneway 2436, 3 HP 220V
Re: Which Book
Reply #2 - Sep 27th, 2017 at 10:02am
 
One of our woodturners here in Alaska published a series of books.  I found them to be very informative and well photographed.  His name is Bill Bowers and I found his books to give the reader a good "how to" on many projects, maybe things you have not tried before.  Consider them as a gift to a fellow turner who may be past a beginner level.
Back to top
  
 
IP Logged
 
Rick Caron
Active Member
WR Supporter
***
Offline


So many logs, so little
time!

Posts: 248

Greer, South Carolina, USA
Greer
South Carolina
USA

Gender: male
Re: Which Book
Reply #3 - Sep 28th, 2017 at 1:04pm
 
I have several books. Ernie Conover (getting great results the first time around),  Richard Raffan (turning bowls).  Each book has  something in it that others don't.  Haven't read Woodturning, A Foundation Course" by Keith Rowley. YET!!!
Back to top
  
 
IP Logged
 
George Stratton
Full Member
**
Online


WR Rocks!

Posts: 81

Gender: male

Old Delta 12" 46-701 in great condition. Had it about 20+ years and turned 1 part.
Re: Which Book
Reply #4 - Sep 29th, 2017 at 2:00pm
 
Picked up a book at an antique shop (wife looking for other things) called "The art of woodworking/Woodturning) for $2.00. Looks brand new. Has a lot of basics on every phase of woodturning from sharpening to bowls. Published in 1994 as a set of Time Life Books. Very interesting reading for a beginner like me, with articles by Betty Scarpino, John Jordan, and Bonnie Klein.
Geo.
Back to top
  
 
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print