You’ve decided to try woodturning: you’ve bought a lathe, you’ve got the tools, there’s a good warehouse at arm’s length, and you’re ready to start spinning some wood. What will do? You can only make so many bowls. Are there any classic go-to projects that every woodturner should know how to do – either for themselves or for family and friends? With nearly two dozen projects, Essential Woodturning provides the classic projects and essential techniques every woodturner needs to know. From pepper mills, bottle caps and pens to mallets, rolling pins and duck carcasses – with a live edge bowl thrown in for good measure – the Essential Woodturning project list is the perfect roadmap for woodturners who want to do some fun stuff while expanding their talents and building up their confidence. With helpful drawings, step-by-step photos, and easy-to-follow directions, each project can be completed in a few hours or a couple of days, requiring only basic tools and equipment.