The worlds pre-eminent woodturning teacher provides everything you need to know to turn bowls. Richard Raffan draws upon his 30 plus years of experience to lead you through the key elements from planning to completion. With the help of detailed text and step-by-step photos, Raffan covers wood and tool selection, design advice, surface embellishment and finishing techniques. For the more experienced turners, there are chapters on advanced techniques, decoration, and form and balance. Youll also find extensive appendices, troubleshooting charts and advice on selling bowls. Perhaps best of all, Raffans contagious respect for the craft comes through on each page, and it will stir you to do your best work.