I also have a collection
of a special out of print books of "The Practical Wood Turner"
written by English, Master Turner, Frank Pain. This is a superb
book to learn how to turn correctly in all aspects of the craft/art
of wood turning. I first learned from this book when I found a copy
in Winter Park, FL in 1964.
It was from England and
originally published back in 1958 and is the copy I first read and
learned from. The book was first published in 1957, 2nd 1958, 3rd
1962, 4th 1965, 5th 1967, 6th 1972, 7th 1873, 8th 1974, and in an
updated 9th version published by Sterling Press in 1990.
All publishing's are
out of print and very difficult to come by. Over the years I have
been collecting all of the copies I could locate through many rare
book collectors all around the World. I offer the books to people
who want to have the seriously funny sense of humor of Frank Pain
in his great book. I personally have never met a top Woodturner
who hasn't read this book or owned a copy at one time in their life.
Because of this one special book I felt I was never a self taught
turner, Frank Pain taught me how to turn wood at 11 years old.
I never forgot his favorite
saying in the very first pages he wrote, "My instructions mean
what they say. You may be troubled with tools digging in. Well,
if you follow my words carefully, they won't. My aim is to show
you how to cut wood as it prefers to be cut." I offer my collection
the old out of print books from $ 49.99 to $ 199.99 for a book club
special edition with leather with gold leaf lettering on the cover.