Woodturning Design: Using Shape, Proportion, and Decoration

Woodturning Design: Using Shape, Proportion, and Decoration

by Derek Hayes


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Artful inspiration. If you ever wondered how accomplished turners uncover the designs concealed within raw wood, you’ll find the answers – and so much more in Woodturning Design . This handsome book offers a revealing look into the design process that will inspire, guide, and perhaps forever change the way you see the potential within a piece of wood.

Practical instruction and expert insights. Follow author Derek Hayes through the design process, which comes to life for you, step-by-step, in 300 full-color photos and hundreds of instructive illustrations. Begin developing your design sense with a clear understanding of basic principles and move on to explore proportion, pattern, and form.

Transform your own work. Rather than copying the work of others, this idea-filled book provides you with a myriad of possibilities for expressing your own creativity. From unique techniques for treating wood to adding color and decorative touches, you’ll learn how to create your own one-of-a-kind turned pieces.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600853999
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/06/2011
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 810,109
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

DEREK HAYES has been turning wood for more than 15 years and regularly contributes to "Woodturning" magazine. He's enjoyed a long career in adult education, working with professional artists and crafters.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Principles
Chapter 1: Design Elements
Chapter 2: Sketching
Chapter 3: Proportion
Chapter 4: Pattern

Part 2: Practice
Chapter 5: Open Forms
Chapter 6: Enclosed Forms
Chapter 7: The Foot
Chapter 8: The Rim

Part 3: Application
Chapter 9: Using Wood
Chapter 10: Using Decoration
Chapter 11: Using Color

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