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Learn How to Turn Wood

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If you see really beautifully turned wooden bowls, like at an art fair, stop and take a look. It's easy to overlook how much time goes into making a wood bowl on a lathe. This has to be due to the abundance of mass-produced, zero personality wooden bowls on the market.

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To see a bowl in this lump of wood, well, it's beyond me.

But look! It's taking shape.

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Hollowing out the inside.

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Awww nuts! Due to a sap ball, the wood was defective, but can still make a beautiful piece of sculptural art.

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Interested in learning how to turn wood? There are many online classes, but here's a link to woodturning classes around the country. For a primer, check out Woodturning 101 for some basic get-you-started info.

Give me a hint. How do they do this?

 

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