Posts Tagged ‘wood turning’
Some are inside out or exceptionally intricate. Others look like regular ol’ bowls. But all of them use a special and unusual wood that echos the beauty of the forest from which they came.
In this guest blog post, Jim King takes on a tour, so to speak, of his turning shop down in Peruvian Amazon. I hope you enjoy his humor and enlightening pictures from a fairly primitive set up.
– Mark Stephens
Wood turning is one of the oldest crafts in the world and has been done with very primitive but creative tools. Most of the world does not have the big boys’ toy stores for woodworkers as in North America, but woodworking still goes on all over the world.
A typical Amazonian turning shop is a little rough around the edges. The electricity comes and goes and materials and tools may or may not be found. One thing is very noticeable, and that’s no one complains.