Bowl Arts by Fred Warshofsky
Bowl Arts by Fred Warshofsky

Bowl Arts-- Turning

Woodturning is the process of shaping an object into a rounded form by applying tools against the workpiece as it spins on the lathe. The result is an object, a bowl or a vase whose every section is a perfect circle 
 Virtually all early lathes were powered by cords and required two men to operate, one to pull the cord to rotate the workpiece, the other to use a sharpened tool to cut and shape the wood into a bowl or vase.
 Today’s woodturning lathes are of course powered by electricity, making it a lot easier for one person to operate.  The basic process however has not changed in 3000 years.


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