Woodturning, in which the power of a lathe is combined with craftsmanship to create objects of lasting value, is a skill of enduring fascination. Creative Woodturning can be a bible and a blueprint, not only for the novice, but for the professional in woodworking. Dale L. Nish, the author, is explicit in his directions. He explains to the lathe worker in clear language such elementary tasks as sharpening tools, selecting and treating woods, as well as the more difficult business of advanced turning techniques. Every step of the process is illustrated. Nish has included more than 700 photographs to guide the newcomer, the journeyman, and the artist-in-wood who has his own shop.