Image by/from Bertrand from Paris, France Woodturning is the craft of using the wood lathe with hand-held tools to cut a shape that is symmetrical around the axis of rotation. Like the potter’s wheel, the wood lathe is a simple mechanism which can generate a variety of forms. The operator is known as a turner,…Read more
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Is the lack of a woodworking class robbing students of more than the ability of making shavings and sawdust?
From 1880 classes and courses in the industrial arts such as woodworking, mechanics, drafting and printing, became a common educational right of passage for young students and stayed that way for the next century. By the end of the 1980s woodworking classes began to be removed from secondary curriculums. This was brought about by a…Read more
Dream of Making Extra Money From Your Woodwork If you have been an avid woodworker for any length of time like most of us chippies and shavings makers you may have always had in the back of your mind the dream of making extra money from your craft. Like me always wondering whether you could…Read more