The art of woodturning

Woodturning is an art not a science. Each skilled practitioner has his own particular way of doing things. The reason for this is that wood unlike, say, metal or plastic, is not an homogeneous substance. No two pieces of wood are identical even when cut from adjacent positions in the tree. In contrast, consider a piece of steel to be used in a motor car. Numerous metallurgists, and other specialists, will have been employed in the production and testing of the steel, to ensure that it has the required characteristics,…

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