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. 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. 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.