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Artistry in Wood 2017 video collage of the entire show featuring artisans from across the world in the largest carving show in the nation. This show also judges the projects from the artisans in a friendly competition of talent. This show is for all ages, and even has a project area for kids!

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On this edition of Woodworking Adventures, we’ll take a look at the woodturning lifestyle of Barry Todd. What and who inspires his creations; who he learns from, and how he pays it forward.

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“When you have challenges or disabilities, the world becomes a lot smaller. Woodturning opens it up. You come out with a pen or a key ring. It gives you confidence. It empowers you. You think, ‘If I can do this, I do something else too.’” Andi Sullivan speaks from personal experience. Read how she is shining a light in the woodturning arena. 

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Barry Todd's in the house at The American Woodshop with Scott Phillips talking turning with a Tiffany Lamp made from Mallee and Ebony from Woodcraft!

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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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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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As a thank-you gift for service to their country, Woodcraft sent handcrafted wood pens to 4,840 sailors serving aboard the USS George H. W. Bush.

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Woodcraft’s 2016 Turn for Troops program produced 13,720 pens, bringing the 13-year total to 146,118.

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Woodcraft of Parkersburg, West Virginia, hosted a Christmas ornament woodturning class.  The 7 student class began with safety instruction on the lathes and turning tools, followed by adding the mandrels and live centers to each Delta and Jet lathe. 

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Recently I was fortunate enough to attend “Turning Tuesdays” which is held at Codger Lodge in Lubeck, West Virginia, every Tuesday from 10am-1pm. 

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