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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Woodturning Spindle Projects by Alan Holtham

comments (20) February 27th, 2011 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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Woodturning Spindle Projects: Easy-to-follow techniques for 18 projects by Alan Holtham
Fox Chapel Publishing, 2010.
$24.95; 176 pp.

Woodturning Spindle Projects: Easy-to-follow techniques for 18 projects looks like a good book for the beginning or intermediate woodturner. The book is broken down into two sections. The first section covers woodturning in general and includes such things as info on setting up a shop for turning, tools, finishes and safety. The second section (and the majority of the book) includes 18 different turning projects to get you going. The projects include step-by-step photos and instructions and nice photos of the finished pieces. Examples of some of the projects are a bird box, table leg, garden accessories, and fruit. So you see there is a great variety to choose from.

Lucky lewis1914  is the winner. His comment was chosen at random.

Check back later to see his review of the book.

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Comments (20)

rodeworks rodeworks writes: I dug out my grandfather's old lathe and am ready to give it a spin.
Posted: 6:53 pm on March 9th

Oldtyme Oldtyme writes: Sign me up, please
Posted: 7:51 pm on March 5th

Carolynne Carolynne writes: Learning skills on the lathe - GREAT.
Posted: 6:08 pm on February 28th

Rambler Rambler writes: Learning a few things about spindle turning is always a positive thing. The scoop looks fun!
Posted: 2:40 pm on February 28th

chucktown chucktown writes: I am always in for free books! Thanks
Posted: 11:53 am on February 28th

frank T frank T writes: You can't have too many books on turning.
Posted: 9:03 am on February 28th

Adam_Nolen Adam_Nolen writes: Free AND informational? Heck yeah! I'm in.
Posted: 12:15 am on February 28th

Vinny7 Vinny7 writes: I am in. Turning is becoming a passion!
Posted: 11:01 pm on February 27th

Arminius Arminius writes: I'd be curious to see a review - looks like a good 2nd book. I guess I will wait for March 7.
Posted: 11:01 pm on February 27th

lewis1914 lewis1914 writes: I'll take a chance.
Posted: 9:37 pm on February 27th

dcp dcp writes: Great projets that I would love to try.
Posted: 8:31 pm on February 27th

acornbob acornbob writes: nice book. count me in.
Posted: 7:15 pm on February 27th

Circuit Rider Circuit Rider writes: Looks like a great book to read. Put me in.
Posted: 7:05 pm on February 27th

Larrythewoodguy Larrythewoodguy writes: Thanks for a chance to win.
Posted: 5:43 pm on February 27th

JLYoung JLYoung writes: This books looks really interesting. Please count me in
Posted: 5:03 pm on February 27th

Bob_Ottawa Bob_Ottawa writes: This book looks just what I would need to learn proper turning techniques.
Posted: 4:54 pm on February 27th

linarestribe linarestribe writes: This looks like a good resource.

Posted: 4:39 pm on February 27th

hydroelectricguy hydroelectricguy writes: I'm looking forward to practicing spindle turning techniques.
Posted: 2:59 pm on February 27th

Greg Jones Greg Jones writes: Looks like an interesting book-I'm in for a chance on one.
Posted: 2:27 pm on February 27th

Jamul Jamul writes: Just bought my first lathe-just got a new addiction. It is an amazing what can be done on a lathe. I need more wood!

Posted: 2:08 pm on February 27th

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