2015: American Woodturner, Vol. 30, No 2
Inside This Issue April 2015 vol 30, no 2
Nested Balwoo Bowl Sets
Using basic bowl-turning techniques, Duk-Su David Koh and
Sang-Gil Jung demonstrate the process of creating tightly nested bowls.
The Divine Dolls of Hiroki Asaka
Using Western-style techniques, Japanese turner
Hiroki Asaka creates wondrous articulated figures with removable accessories, by Catherine Gorrie.
Build Your Skills by Understanding the Skew
Jim Scarsella clearly explains the anatomy and dynamics
of skew chisels.
Skew Chisel Primer: Learn the Basic Cuts
Keith Tompkins simplifies the basic cuts made with the skew
chisel, and John Lucas offers an accompanying video illustrating the techniques.
Windsor Chair-Making for Woodturners
Five top-tier makers incorporate the hands-on satisfaction
of shaping well-proportioned spindles in their instruction courses, by David M. Fry.
Custom Tool Handles
Make your own tool handles, with just the right grip,
length, and heft, by Carl Ford.
William H. Macy: Working in the Moment
As with his acting, Macy lets his creative subconscious play,
unfiltered, as he turns, by David Heim.
Remembering Giles Gilson
Paying tribute to a brilliant, irreverent, and playful artist,
and a master of his craft.
Book Review: Audacious—The Fine Art of Wood
David M. Fry offers valuable insights about this impressive catalog,
which features pieces from the Montalto Bohlen collection now on display at the Peabody Essex Museum.
We are happy to continue offering video to supplement written articles. Our thanks to AAW member Dave Mueller of Texas for his contribution of video editing. In this issue John Lucas offers his expertise in a video illustrating skew cuts. A short video by Kevin Wallace about Giles Gilson, an iconic woodturning artist who died in January.