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woodturning techniques for furniture makers

Thanks for all the great comments! Congratulations to forja000, the winner of this book giveaway. Stay tuned for more exciting book giveaways and if you’re interested in a copy of “Woodturning Techniques: Furniture & Cabinetmaking,” it is currently available at 

One of our newest books comes from Windsor chair expert Mike Dunbar. The book is a reprint of a classic text on woodturning from a furniture and cabinetmaking perspective. If you’d prefer to make your own furniture components rather than buy mass-produced factory-made parts, then “Woodturning Techniques: Furniture & Cabinetmaking” may be of interest to you. You’ll need access to a lathe, of course – but the rewards of learning how to use woodturning tools to create your own chair and table legs, spindles, rails and stiles are many. Finer details are often softened or marred in factory-turned pieces. Turning your own is a much better way to recreate period details or add your own creative touch to a piece of furniture.

Want to know more? This excerpt covers which woodturning tools give you the most bang for your buck.

I have one copy of the book to give away! Simply post a comment and I’ll choose the lucky winner at random (winner will be announced on Monday 3/27). Good luck!

—Scott Francis

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  • Shawn Nichols

    Pick me! Pick me!


  • Big CDB

    Would love this book

  • jim

    Worth a shot.

  • pchast

    interesting. Does it touch on duplication of spindles to make multiples?


    Yes, please.

  • Mark_Fisher

    I’d like to actually learn how to turn properly!

  • DaveS2

    I feel inspired by the Byrds song exhorting shorebirds to take up lathecraft, Turn, Tern, Turn! This would help.

  • HA

    What an Excellent Resource for Woodturners!

  • tomwiarda

    I make Windsor Chairs but need a lot of work on the turnings. This book would help. Thanks

  • minty

    I was just considering this last week!

  • Bill Lattanzio

    Nice! Count me in!

  • ohlund

    So sorry I never got to take a class with Mike. I’ve enjoyed his tv appearances as well as his articles.

  • jeffreyi

    This would be a great book, I am new to turning

  • Daver

    Really enjoy Mike’s books.This will be a great addition to my library.

  • mbbrogan

    Love new woodworking books.

  • forja000

    I’ll take it! Thanks! 🙂

  • woodworkjay

    would like to try my hand at turning.

  • wcurran

    Perfect! Just about to get a lathe!

  • Dean

    Pick me! Pick me!

  • lochridge

    great, I need all the help I can get when it comes to turning.
    thank you

  • CraigPeter

    Please … would love to have this. I am just getting started in turning and this would help a lot.

  • Roy987

    I’d like chance at the book. Thanks!

  • Dave

    Entry confirmed. Thanks!

  • rjhanby

    Count me in, I need all the help i can get!


  • smeskys

    I too would be interested in this.

  • David

    Sure. Count me in. Thanks!

  • gregworks

    I’d like to read this book.

  • Edward Hopkins


  • gtrboy77

    Count me in. I love turning wood!

  • Bdbozyk

    This would make a nice addition to my library!

  • frossm

    Sign me up! Sounds like a great book.

  • ragill

    Count me in. Looks like a great resource.

  • corgimas

    I so would love to add this to my library…..I am a firm believer of read everything I can about my hobbies…only teaches me more, hopefully without me crushing fingers in the process 😉

  • pmac

    One of my bucket list items was to take a Windsor chair class at with Mike but since that is no longer an option, this looks like it will help fill in the blanks.

  • djadeski

    A great idea to have focus on turning for furniture making.

  • Greg Jones

    Looks like a nice addition to the library-count me in!


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