He held the long-handled chisel against the spinning chunk of wood taken from a Bradford pear tree. As he removed thin ribbons of wood, he gradually transformed the piece into a delicate flower vase.
While the experts showed their skills and made bowls and wooden hats on the industrial lathes in the corners of the room, members of the Carolina Mountain Woodturners club took turns helping novices tackle their first turning projects.
He advises that those who want to use the lathes sign up early for one of Saturday’s three sessions scheduled for 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Participants will be able to make honey dippers, bud vases and bottle stoppers.
HICKORY, Oct 21, 2011 (Hickory Daily Record – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) –
Flying wood chips and the sound of high-powered lathes greeted those who took a look in the wood turning room at the 11th annual Klingspore Woodworking Extravaganza on Friday.
Hollander’s not new to woodworking. He specializes in furniture building and makes things like dressers and kitchen cabinets. It had been years since he last attempted wood turning, but the volunteers from the wood turner’s club made sure he knew what he was doing.