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Wood & Steam

Wood & Steam

Discover the magical art of using steam to create remarkable wooden pieces.

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ISBN 9780857835109
Barcode 9780857835109
Published 26 March 2019 by OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Whinney, Charlie
Availability Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780857835109
ISBN-10 0857835106
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Imprint Kyle Books
Publication Date 26 March 2019
International Publication Date 28 March 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Whinney, Charlie
Category Decorative Arts & Crafts
Forests, Rainforests
Camping & Woodcraft
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 194mm
Height: 238mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 680g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Wood bending - Handbooks, manuals, etc
NBS Text Handicrafts, Arts & Crafts
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 684.08
Catalogue Code 974912

Description of this Book

In this beautifully compiled book, Charlie Whinney, the UK's leading expert on the topic, shares the secrets of the unique and magical craft of steam-bending. Although his creations look quite impossible, the reader will soon discover that wood can be made to behave in remarkable ways with the application of a little heat and steam. Charlie guides you through the ecological sourcing of wood for your projects and then, with practical instructions, reveals how to create your own steam-bent masterpieces. Form a wooden coathanger in the embers of a campfire, create perfectly round wooden hoops using just a saucepan and a mug, or use the steam from a kettle to shape a beautiful fruit bowl. With step-by-step instructions and inspiring photography from Charlie's workshop in the Lake District, this will make the perfect gift for anyone interested in developing a new skill.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Charlie Whinney studied Architecture at Kingston University, Furniture Design at Rycotewood and 3D Design for Sustainability at Falmouth College of Art. He co-founded Cornish design company sixxis, where he designed many award-winning products, before forming the Charlie Whinney Studio in 2008. Now based in the Lake District National Park, Charlie continues to create stunning designs with wood as well as teaching popular classes and launching his new brand, Fragmented Factories.

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