At the Lathe: It’s Time to Turn

If your lathe sits idle in your shop, here’s the best way to start using it.
By Judy Ditmer
Pages: 76-78

From the August 2004 issue #142
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If you have ever turned or watched someone else turn, you know the process can be exciting. The shavings peel away and the piece takes shape as if by magic.

Although turning is one of the most straightforward ways of working wood, this seemingly simple process can be used to make a variety of things, far beyond the obvious staircase spindles, table legs and so on.

In the past 30 years, there has been an explosion of creativity in woodturning that once hardly could have been imagined. Exquisite bowls and vessels, sculptural pieces of every description and many works defying categorization are being made by people from every walk of life and of all ages.

From the August 2004 issue #142
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