A step-by-step pictorial reference that covers all of the essential techniques for turning wood. Organized for quick access, this book makes it easy to find exactly the technique you are looking for. Over 850 photos and drawings illustrate how to hold, sharpen, and use turning tools, use specialized chucks, deep hollow elegant vessels, finish at the lathe and much more. Raffan is an internationally known turner and teacher with numerous turning books to his credit. He lives in Canberra, Australia.