History of Woodturning

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For many centuries, mankind has used wood for shelter, furniture, eating utensils, fire/cooking, and decoration.  When using wood for decoration, the craftsman/artist usually looks for some way to make

an item more appealing/attractive, and/or expressive. Woodturning uses a method where the work

piece is spun against a stationary tool to remove the excess wood.  

 

While woodturning has been around since ancient times, tools and methods have changed dramatically

in the last twenty or so years, allowing the hobbyist greater flexibility to turn shapes that might not

have been possible before, allowing the artist even greater artistic expression.

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For many centuries, mankind has used wood for shelter, furniture, eating utensils, fire/cooking, and decoration.  When using wood for decoration, the craftsman/artist usually looks for some way to make

an item more appealing/attractive, and/or expressive. Woodturning uses a method where the work

piece is spun against a stationary tool to remove the excess wood.  

 

While woodturning has been around since ancient times, tools and methods have changed dramatically

in the last twenty or so years, allowing the hobbyist greater flexibility to turn shapes that might not

have been possible before, allowing the artist even greater artistic expression.