christmas gift “The Wooden Bowl” book

I am sure some readers already have a copy of my book “the Wooden Bowl” but if you haven’t (or if you want one to give to someone else) post in the comments box below and I’ll draw a name from a hat to get a free book. This can go anywhere in the world.

It is a nice coffee table book with lots of photos of old wooden bowls from archaeological sites tracing the history of the craft from the early iron age through Viking times, Medieval, Tudor and up to the last pole lathe bowlturners of the early 20th century.

Here is a fancy bowl from the mazers chapter, these amazing silver gilt rimmed wooden bowls were highly prized in medieval times.

And a rather nice and very rare find from Coppergate York. This bowl was discarded before being finished and still has the centre mark and stub on the base where it was attached to the lathe.

I’ll draw a name or post number from a random number selector on 7th December which should give the book plenty of time to reach the winner for Christmas. If you are posting a comment why not also sign up as a follower if you haven’t already, it is always nice for me to know who is reading the blog.

If you don’t win the free book you can buy them here

35 Responses to christmas gift “The Wooden Bowl” book

  1. Robin December 2, 2009 at 12:32 am #

    Please put me in the running, thank you. Very interesting blog….I am now officially a follower, have been unofficially for a while.

  2. matthew December 2, 2009 at 1:25 am #

    Yes robin sign me up.Love you blog

  3. R Francis December 2, 2009 at 1:44 am #

    SIgn me up tooRichard Francis

  4. Mary Ostler December 2, 2009 at 2:06 am #

    I'd love to get receive the book. Following you for a while, and playing with my own pole lathe now.

  5. Josh P. December 2, 2009 at 2:10 am #

    Great Blog. Put me in the running. I admire your dedication to historical crafts and the people that make them.

  6. The Village Carpenter December 2, 2009 at 2:35 am #

    Thanks Robin. I would love to have a copy of your book.

  7. The Fuz December 2, 2009 at 4:00 am #

    Please put my name in the list- been wanting your book for years now but haven't saved up enough to order it.

  8. Karin Corbin December 2, 2009 at 4:26 am #

    Please drop my name in the bowl for the book drawing. I would love to win it.Karin, who has been crafting hand made items nearly forever.

  9. Richard LAw December 2, 2009 at 7:39 am #

    Hey Robin! I can't get enough reading about knots, wood, trees, joints etc, and my bowl lathe is STILL acting as a very inefficient shelf next to the spindle lathe. Perhaps your book would give me the kick to get going (once I've been to see Paul for some replacement hooks and half a day's hints and tips). Keep up the blog, I watch out for posts every day using Netvibes I monitor about 12 blogs, better than reading the depressing newspapers! See you in Feb.

  10. Mikkel Frederiksen December 2, 2009 at 8:38 am #

    Sign me up as well! I have been wanting your book for as long as i can remember knowing about it!

  11. Derek Andrews December 2, 2009 at 12:06 pm #

    You can put my name in the hat too. It would be nice to know more about the history of these things I make.

  12. Will Simpson December 2, 2009 at 1:55 pm #

    Please put my name in for the drawing for your book.

  13. Alex December 2, 2009 at 2:11 pm #

    Robin,please count me in. I've been following your blog for a while and HCA work both are great.

  14. AAAndrew December 2, 2009 at 2:23 pm #

    Add my name to the list. Beautiful bowls.

  15. mandy December 2, 2009 at 2:35 pm #

    Wood love to get a copy of your book Robin. My partner makes bowls but he does'nt think there any good but they are amazing. Great blog

  16. Bogdan December 2, 2009 at 4:00 pm #

    Yes, please! I love your turnings and respect your advocacy for crafts.

  17. Jack Baumgartner December 2, 2009 at 4:17 pm #

    Please, place my name in your hat. I am a great admirer.Jack Baumgartner

  18. The MauBow Turner December 2, 2009 at 4:49 pm #

    Yes please do put my name into the drawing. Thanks Robin!Jeff

  19. Louise December 2, 2009 at 5:18 pm #

    I would love to win the book. I´m a danish archeaologist and together with my boyfriend I have been following your work for a while. You make fantastic things! Thanks so much for sharing so many of your projects./Louise, Denmark

  20. sam_acw December 2, 2009 at 9:23 pm #

    Can I put my name in the hat please?

  21. chris December 2, 2009 at 9:50 pm #

    sign me up!

  22. dk579 December 2, 2009 at 10:08 pm #

    I'm definitely in.Daniel Kabat

  23. Larry Marshall December 2, 2009 at 11:24 pm #

    Would love a copy of your book, Robin. Sign me up for the drawing.Cheers — Larry

  24. Keith Larrett December 3, 2009 at 2:30 am #

    Thanks Robin. Count me in please 🙂

  25. miss rika December 3, 2009 at 4:47 am #

    Put me in too, please:) I have a copy and love it but I must guard it carefully from my friends! It would be nice to be able to give one away.

  26. Ilya December 3, 2009 at 6:52 am #

    Hi Robin! Please sign me up.Regards Ilya, Russia

  27. Minky Magic December 3, 2009 at 8:37 am #

    Please include me in this-i'd love to have a copy for my coffee table!! Thank you x

  28. WOODCHIP. December 3, 2009 at 12:40 pm #

    Hi Robin please enter me in your draw for your excellent book, many thanks.

  29. paul December 3, 2009 at 5:42 pm #

    yes please! put me in the draw – i read this blog with jealousy, wishing i had enough time to do so much making and seekign inspiration,

  30. Stewart December 4, 2009 at 2:58 am #

    Please add me to the draw as well.Regards,Stew.

  31. cathyr19355 December 4, 2009 at 3:41 am #

    I would love to have a copy of your book. Please include me in the draw.

  32. Ginny Phillips December 4, 2009 at 10:13 pm #

    Dear Mr. Wood,I'd love to be put in the drawing for a copy of your beautiful book.I've already ordered one for my husband, but a second copy would make a great gift for the woodworker who inspired him.

  33. Lee December 6, 2009 at 1:16 pm #

    Please sign me up. Thanks and keep up the good work.

  34. Woodland Antics December 7, 2009 at 9:50 am #

    Robin,if I am not too late please add me to the list. taMark

  35. Robin Wood December 11, 2009 at 1:44 pm #

    I am a bit late doing my draw but just put 1-34 into the random number generator and it came up 7 so if "The Fuz" would like to get in contact I have a book for you.