Woodturning with Ray Allen: A Master's Designs & Techniques for Segmented Bowls & Vessels

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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 after retiring from the construction business in 1988. He quickly became one of the nation's best segmented turners, exhibiting in galleries...

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Overview

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 after retiring from the construction business in 1988. 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 design yourself.

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Editorial Reviews

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Ray Allen was a master of segmented bowl turning who favored Southwest Indian Motifs in his designs. He died in 2000. but not before laying the groundwork (with Nish) for this interesting guide to his favorite pasttime.
You might want to start in the middle of this book, where a 56-page gallery of Allen's finished work could inspire you to try your hand at this intricate craft. Then go back to the beginning to get the lowdown on tools and equipment you'll need, how to formulate and cut your segments, and how to draw up a blueprint for your own design.
next, work through the photo-illustrated 95-step process to create your own vessel, which involves some advanced turning techniques.
There are 11 additional plans for alternate designs. The softcover book sells for $25.95 and is 137 pages long. www.FoxChapelPublishing.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565232174
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 369,312
  • Product dimensions: 10.98 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Among the elite woodturners in the United States, Dale L. Nish has demonstrated his skill nationwide and throughout Europe. For several decades, Nish has been educating others about his craft. Woodturning with Ray Allen is the latest of his many books, which include Creative Woodturning, Artistic Woodturning, and Master Woodturners.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
About the Artist vi
Introduction 1
Chapter One: Tools and Equipment 3
Chapter Two: Drawing Blueprints 9
Chapter Three: Turning a Segmented Bowl

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