Want to learn a new hobby? You might not know it yet, but woodturning could be your new favorite thing to do!
According to the American Association of Woodturners at www.woodturner.org:
“Woodturning is the craft of using the wood lathe with hand-held tools to cut a shape that is symmetrical around an axis of rotation. Like the potter’s wheel, the wood lathe is a simple mechanism which can generate a variety of forms limited only by the imagination of the artist or craftsperson. Woodturning is an ancient craft known to many cultures worldwide. For many hundreds of years leading up to the Industrial Revolution, the foot-powered woodturning lathe was the only woodworking machine in common use.”
Geared towards any aspiring woodworkers, the Clifton branch of Mesa County Libraries is offering a “Learn About Woodturning” class at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22nd. During this special presentation, Buck Taylor, a member of the Grand Valley Woodturners, will teach you about the basics of woodturning, the necessary tools, and different kinds of wood used to complete projects.
If you’d like to gain more knowledge about woodturning, the following books are available in Mesa County Libraries catalog: