Wood for Woodturners
Revised Edition
by Mark Baker

Softcover
210 x 275mm
190pp

Published by Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Ltd, East Sussex UK

R.R.P.$35.90

ISBN 978-1-78494-126-0

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Extract from back cover of book:

An appropriate and imaginative choice of wood can really bring your work to life, and the more you understand about your raw material, the closer you can come to realizing your vision. This book describes 42 of the world's most important woods for turning. It has been written specifically for woodturners by expert turner Mark Baker, and goes into great detail with regard to physical charcteristics, working qualities and availability (in UK).Colour photographs throughout illustrate different varieties of grain and figure, and there are attractive examples of finished work to provide you with inspiration. More than 100 other woods are considered more briefly. This revised edition of Wood for Woodturners is fully updated with new images and resourcs. There is also valuable advice on buying and seasoning timber, sustainability and a handy guide to wood terminology.

About the author: Mark Baker is the editor of GMC's best-selling Woodturning magazine. He has many years' experience as a turner and as a teacher of woodturning, and has also been involved in the design and manufacture of woodturning tools.

Photos: Colour

Units of Measurement: Imperial and Metric

Contents

Introduction
Buying and Seasoning Wood
A Glossary of Woodturning Terms

Woods in Detail
European Maple
Bigleaf Maple
Boxelder
European Sycamore
Soft Maple
Rock Maple
Horse Chestnut
She-oak
Madrona
Pink Ivory
Silver Birch
Boxwood
Sweet Chestnut
Ziracote
Brazilian Tulipwood
Sonokeling Rosewood
African Blackwood
Cocobolo
Tasmanian Oak
Jarrah
European Beech
European Ash
Bubinga
American Black Walnut
European Walnut
Wenge
European Olive
Purpleheart
Snakewood
European Plane
Poplar
European Cherry
American Cherry
African Padauk
American White Oak
European Oak
False Acacia
Redwood
Yew
Thuya
Myrtle

Woods in Brief
Koa
Australian Blackwood
Afzelia
Kauri Pine
Pau Marfim
Common Alder
American or Red Alder
Curupay
Red Kabbas
Parana Pine
Norfolk Island Pine
Manzanita
Peroba Rosa
Goncalo Alves
Brown Ivory
American Yellow Birch
Muhuhu
Masasa
Satine Bloodwood
Verawood
Palo Santo
Pernambuco
Guayacan Patridgewood
Genero Lemonwood
Australian Silky Oak
European Hornbeam
Hickory
Pecan
Maracaibo Boxwood
Mulumaanhyama
American Chestnut
Blackbean
Cedar of Lebanon
American Hackberry
Putumuju
Greenheart
Camphor or Camphor Laurel
Leadwood
Bocote
Wild Mango
Cypress
Rimu
Brazilian Kingwood
Brazilian Rosewood
Honduras Rosewood
Macassar Ebony
African Ebony
Persimmon
Queensland Walnut
Sapele
Utile
Briar Burr burl
Brown Mallee burl
Ridge-Fruited Mallee burl
Coolibah burl
York Gum burl
Yellow Box burl
Western Grey Box burl
Red Mallee burl
Red Box burl
Salmon Gum burl
Gimlet burl
River Red Gum
Rose Gum
Australian Red Mahogany
Sydney Blue Gum
American Beech
Silver Ash
Queensland Maple
Lignum Vitae
Ovangkol
Holly
Butternut
Virginian Pencil Cedar
African Mahogany
Laburnum
Huon Pine
American Red Gum
American Tulipwood
African Walnut
Santos Rosewood
Osage-Orange
Magnolia
Apple
Mango
Honduras Walnut
Zebrano
Panga Panga
Opepe
Tasmanian Myrtle
Blackgum
Imbuia
East African Olive
Desert Ironwood
Lancewood
White Peroba
Paulownia
Avocado
Celery-top Pine
Sitka Spruce
Honey Mesquite
Douglas Fir
Muninga
Andaman Padauk
Amboyna
Burma Padauk
Pear
American Red Oak
Staghorn Sumac
Primavera
Willow
American Sassafras
Tamboti
Lilac
Pacific Yew
Teak
Indian Laurel
Lime and Basswood
Western Hemlock
American Elm
Wych Elm
English Elm
Xylia
West Indian Satinwood

Further Reading
About the Author
Index of Botanical Names