This title features 15 inspirational projects accompanied by fully illustrated step-by-step instructions and detailed photography and illustrations. It covers topics such as selecting and sharpening tools and how to use additional equipment. This UK author teaches woodturning and decorative techniques, how to sand and finish pieces. "Contemporary Woodturning" is a clearly illustrated practical guide to woodturning aimed at woodworkers at all levels of skills: a one-stop solution for experienced turners and novices alike. This book will guide you through the various health and safety issues, the tools and equipment needed to get the best out of your woodturning, mastering the basic techniques and how to add decorative features. He also illustrates how to use highly original decorative methods and artistic skills to complete the finished projects. Each project includes easy-to-follow instructions and detailed photography to inspire you to take what you have learnt and apply these skills to your own work.