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Woodturning in miniature
Wilkie, Ian.
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Marlborough : Crowood, [2001]

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159 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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TT201 .W559 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Woodturning in Miniature introduces the techniques and equipment required to turn small objects accurately and with precision for a range of models, crafts and projects, and covers a wide range of items from clock finials though to jewellery and dolls house saucepans. Early chapters cover the lathe and equipment, and discuss various ways of holding small pieces of wood to turn. Fully illustrated with over 170 colour photographs and fifty line drawings, this book offers something for every woodturner who enjoys a challenge, particularly those fascinated by working in a small scale with precision and accuracy.

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Library Journal Review

At first glance, the notion of creating miniature woodturnings seems like a rather arcane woodcraft subspecialty. But the Wilkies demonstrate that many miniatures (e.g., jewelry, dollhouse decorations and furnishings, pens, lace bobbins, and model ship parts) can be created using a lathe, which will make this book appealing to many readers. The Wilkies are excellent instructors, describing equipment, materials, and technique; a series of 11 exercises introduces readers to mini-lathe use. Colorful close-up photos provide an excellent supplement to the text, which is important because woodturning is one of the harder wood crafts to explain in print. This title uses the metric system, which is not really a problem for this type of woodworking, and the list of suppliers provides only U.K. companies. Those annoyances aside, this is an outstanding, albeit somewhat pricey, introduction to an enjoyable craft that should be considered by most public libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.