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Multi-Axis Spindle Turning: A Systematic Exploration

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Multi-Axis Spindle Turning: A Systematic Exploration

Barbara Dill

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Master the art of multi-axis spindle turning! This book offers a strategy for understanding multi-axis turning and the many options available to create unique forms. Dill, a self-professed “experimental turner,” takes readers step by step through this complex area of turning. Working in multiple axes on a spindle can be confusing, but as Dill teaches the “hows” of turning spindles as systematic building blocks for future work, turners can finally make this skill their own. Hundreds of photos and diagrams offer detailed guidance, and explain the variables—axis placement, profile, orientation of the new axis to the center axis, and so on—and how they apply to each “quadrant” of multi-axis work. Split and thermed turning methods, planning tips, tricks of the trade, and a three-sided goblet project help you succeed. Concepts come to life as Dill shows examples of not only her work, but the work of other expert turners.

Size: 7″ x 10″ | 274 color photos and illustrations | 128 pp
ISBN13: 9780764355349 | Binding: hard cover

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Barbara Dill started turning wood nearly three decades ago. She studied with some of the world’s finest turners early in her turning career at Arrowmont and has attended many classes, demonstrations, and hands-on sessions through the years. Always fascinated with multi-axis forms, she decided to focus her attention on multi-axis spindle turning in 2006. Dill has written articles for American Woodturner and teaches at clubs and symposiums across the United States and Canada. She is a full-time studio artist in Rockville, Virginia.