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Woodturning: A Source Book of Shapes Paperback – December 31, 1993

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Product Details

  • Series: Woodturning
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman; First Edition edition (December 31, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0946819459
  • ISBN-13: 978-0946819454
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,632,031 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
141 Pages. Full color photos of turned objects, usually one per page, type of wood and size for each object. Not much text, a "picture book". I have used this book a lot, much more variation than in single artist books. Contents: Bowls, Containers (Boxes), Bottles, Vases, Hollow forms, Closed forms, Natural Tops and Natural Edges, Platters and Plaques, Variations in Shapes.
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I had expected something more of an in-depth study of shape, and how it relates to design in woodturning. What I got is a portfolio of images of one mans's personal choices, and very little of universal interest. There is very little discussion of shape beyond the statement that "Successful woodturning ultimately stands or falls on the shapes used..." It tells us nothing about what makes some shapes better and others worse, or what a good shape is, or how to achieve one, and it tells us virtually nothing about the symbolism, or emotional impacts of shapes, their history, or ideas that might be associated with them.

In short, Woodturning_A sourcebook of shapes, is little more than a gallery of images that illustrate Mr. Hunnex's personal production of a range of simple bowl shapes. Many of his bowls are nice enough, but most of them are conservative and traditional, and some, in MHO, could use some work. There is hardly a piece illustrated that could be considered groundbreaking, exceptional, or even very interesting.

Hunnex's book may provide inspiration in one or a few cases, to try shapes one may not have considered turning before, but basically, there are many other books currently available, showing collections of much better, more artistic turnings, which should provide much greater inspiration, and much more enjoyable viewing than this one.
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I checked the reviews on Amazon before buying this book. One had one star and the other had five. Both described it well, but five stars is way excessive. I have been a wood turner for almost 40 years and know I could have done much better. The photography of the authors work is excellent. Beyond that, there is little to gain for even woodturners who are starting out. There are no techniques or tips, or description of the difficulty or ease of turning certain types of wood. Just pictures with mediocre creativity. I will be donating this book to my Woodworking Guild library. Hopefully they will take it.
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Inspirational. Really is a help when trying to think of an interesting shape that might be appropriate for a certain type / shape of wood
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