To Turn The Perfect Wooden Bowl - The Lifelong Quest Of Bob Stocksdale
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During the woodturning renaissance of the 1970's, one manemerged as the primary inspiration for scores of woodturners. Hisname was Bob Stocksdale. Unpretentious and extraordinarilytalented, Stocksdale was a master at finding the natural beauty inwood for his functionally elegant bowls. His love for exotictimbers, his careful attention to selecting just the right pieceand his gifted use of simple tools were the trademarks that gainedhim celebrity status and set the standard for excellence in thecontemporary wood art movement. In 1987, author Ron Roszkiewicz hadthe once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend a week in Stocksdale'shome workshop. Written directly from transcribed audiotapesrecorded during a week-long interview with the master woodworker,this tribute to Bob Stocksdale reveals his life experiences,philosophies and often replicated turning methods, all in his ownwords. A private artist who lived quietly and was not widelywritten about, Stocksdale?s lifelong quest for the perfect bowl ischronicled, while select step-by-step, how-to tips for fellowcraftsmen are detailed. Featuring a gallery of beautiful,never-before-seen photographs sure to inspire artists, this uniquebiography provides the master?s advice on tools - including lathes,band saws and jointers - sharpening devices and wood selection, aswell as his business tips for pricing, selling and shippingfinished pieces. A portrait of a beloved and respected artisan,this guide offers the first in-depth look at the man behind theperfect wooden bowl.ISBN13: 9781565233881
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