Woodturning, a form of woodworking where the wood is moving while a stationary tool is used to cut and shape it, is capturing the attention of crafters near and far. Contemporary Woodturning, a clearly illustrated guide for woodworkers of all skill levels, features step-by-step instructions for creating 15 original projects with contemporary flair. Easy-to-follow and supported by over 750 inspiring photos, chapters include expert information on spindle and faceplate turning, end-grain hollowing, as well as some nifty decorative techniques such as pyrography, texturing, carving, piercing, and coloring. In addition, readers will have instant access to the most up-to-date information on tools and equipment, sharpening, abrasives, and finishing, plus health and safety issues. Whether you're a seasoned turner or just starting out, Contemporary Woodturning will bring an abundance of technique and encouragement to your shop.