Today's woodworkers seek to develop new forms that capture their own individual vision. Using 22 of their finest projects, four masters of the lathe reveal the creative possibilities offered by turned woodwork, and provide boundless inspiration, innovative techniques, and graceful designs. Their vases, candlesticks, bowls, platters, lamps, statues, and other decorative items utilize an array of woods, from purchased lumber to exotic varieties - even roots and branches from local trees. Find out how these experts envision the form a piece of wood should take just by looking at its grain and colour. Discover the secret techniques and tools they use to create special effects. The projects range from relatively easy to more complex, but detailed text and colour photographs make every step manageable.