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All right, this is no longer a brand new, never-before-seen, one-of-a-kind, truly unique, web site full of good reading, simply because it is no longer brand new. And the eclectic pictorial assortment of turned wood heirlooms needs some fervent attention, which I have been derelict in providing. But I'm likely to get around to it, in due course. (Be advised that my life is filled with many courses.) I guess I should update my photo, as well. Hmmm. What to do? What to do? I know - I'll turn some more wood!

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John Styer - The Lathe-Meister
John Styer,
The Lathe-Meister

For the under-initiated, a lathe is an instrument to which you can attach a piece of wood and give it a whirl. Belt driven by a motor, it causes the wood to spin wildly. In fact, that's part of the initiation process. In short order, one learns to appreciate rapid spinning, much more than wild spinning. By applying a sharp tool to the wood, while it is rapidly spinning, usually anywhere from a couple hundred rpm to 3-4,000 rpm, the wood can be shaped into myriad designs.

 

 

 

 

 

 














April 26, 2014 - Glenside Arts Festival, Glenside, PA, 12-6
May 1-4 - SPRINGFEST at the Inlet, Ocean City, MD, 10AM-8PM
May 10 - Open Studio Tour - My home, North East, MD, 9-5




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green bulletNew supply of peppermills & coffee grinders

green bulletShotgun shell bottle stoppers made from Holly Hall Oak

Confetti lights made from Milburn Orchard Apple

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