Woodturning with Ray Allen


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Woodturning with Ray Allen: A Master’s Designs & Techniques for Segemented Bowls and Vessels
Author: Dale Nish

Pages: 144
Binding Information: Soft Cover
Size: 8.5″ X 11″

Gain Inspiration from the Work of a Great American Woodturner

The ultimate guide for anyone interested in segmented turning, Woodturning with Ray Allen provides a thorough look at the specific techniques and beautiful work of Ray Allen.

Allen (1930-2000) directed his full attention to segmented woodturning in 1988, after retiring from the construction business. He quickly became one of the nation’s best segmented turners, exhibiting in galleries and museums nationwide and winning a number of awards. Allen spent his retirement in Arizona and drew much inspiration from Southwest Indian designs and forms.

Within these chapters you will find everything you need to know about Allen, segmented woodturning, and how to create your own beautiful pieces:

– TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT: Full-color photographs and illustrations will help you understand the resources that Allen used to produce his bowls

– DRAWING BLUEPRINTS: Provides crucial information about segment formulas, veneers, materials, adhesives and abrasives to help you plan your piece

– TURNING A SEGMENTED BOWL: Allen’s detailed turning process is fully detailed in this how-to section, which includes photographs and instructions for each of its 95 steps

– GALLERY: Generate ideas for your own pieces from this chapter filled with color photographs of Allen’s work

– BOWL PLANS and DESIGN SEGMENTS: Illustrates how to recreate Allen’s styles and designs yourself

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