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An exhibition showcasing the creativity of 41 artists and artisans who work with wood found in the Appalachian Region opened at The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio. The show will continue through September 3, 2018.

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Pen 101

This 6 minute video tutorial gives step by step instructions on the materials needed to start turning on a lathe, specifically making a pen out of a kit.  It is designed to inform and help you get comfortable with the tools and the exact procedure needed to make a pen.


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Producing a set of identical table legs is a sure bet when you follow a smart turning plan and take advantage of the precision that’s possible with calipers and shop-made gauges
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You don’t have to be a turning expert to turn out dowels and spindles. Check out this cool router table technique.
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AAW programs to teach youth and the visually impaired the art of woodturning are growing at the national symposium level and expanding into local communities around the country. 

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Take advantage of this expert advice to acquire the essential tools and accessories for revolutionary woodworking.
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Here's one turning project that will help you complete many others.

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Pen

Putting pen to paper can be very difficult.  But making a pen from scratch is pretty straightforward.  Have you ever wondered about those beautiful, handmade pens you see offered for sale at art shows and galleries?   All it takes is few small pieces of wood or acrylic, a suitable pen kit, the right tools and about an hour. 

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Writestuff

We use pens every day and generally take them for granted.  After all, pens have been around for centuries.  Early pens were feathers dipped into bottles of ink.  (Pen comes from the Latin ‘penna’ for feather.) Quills were elegant when used at a desk, but pretty messy to carry around in your pocket.

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Molding wood and polyester together provides an opportunity to turn objects of unusual beauty


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