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Large or small, everyone loves a handmade turned object.To make a pleasing turned item, tools, skills, and knowledge of shape and function are critical. This special edition, Essential Utensils: Turning for the Kitchen, explores making functional items to strengthen your woodturning skills.This book has been compiled using expert, shop-tested insight, and advice from the pages of American Association of Woodturners publications, including Woodturning FUNdamentals and American Woodturner. The award-winning American Woodturner journal has been the leading source for practical and reliable information written by woodturners for woodturners since 1986. Launched is 2012, Woodturning FUNdamentals a digital publication that offers projects, techniques, tips, videos, and information to build essential woodturning skills.What you can learn from this book:• About the evolution of design and function• Build spindle turning skills• How to adapt a turned item to a basic item available a big box store• Take your kitchen gifts to a new level adding flare to your project• Learn the scoop on turning handles and adding ferrules• Learn about food safe finishes to apply to your kitchen projects• Tips for safety for spindle turning objectsProjects include: goblet, bottle stopper, pepper mill, rolling pin, mallet, honey dipper, ice creamscoop, cake slicer, paper towel holder, bowl, tray, lazy susan, and more.