Woodturning

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Woodturning is the craft of using the wood lathe with hand-held tools to cut a shape that is symmetrical around the axis of rotation.wikipedia
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Lathe

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Woodturning is the craft of using the wood lathe with hand-held tools to cut a shape that is symmetrical around the axis of rotation.
Lathes are used in woodturning, metalworking, metal spinning, thermal spraying, parts reclamation, and glass-working.

Pole lathe

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The turner cuts on just one side of the rotation, as with the pole lathe.
Pressing the treadle pulls on a cord that is usually wrapped around the piece of wood or billet being turned.

Bodging

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Itinerant turners known as Bodgers set up temporary pole lathes near the source of wood for turning furniture parts.
Bodging (full name Chair-Bodgering) is a traditional woodturning craft, using green (unseasoned) wood to make chair legs and other cylindrical parts of chairs.

Woodworking

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Woodturning tools must be sharpened more frequently than other edged woodworking tools to maintain a clean cut because the wood passes at great speed.
Woodworking is the activity or skill of making items from wood, and includes cabinet making (cabinetry and furniture), wood carving, joinery, carpentry, and woodturning.

Chisel

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A gouge (one type of chisel) serves to carve small pieces from the material, particularly in woodworking, woodturning and sculpture.

Turning

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The skills to use the tools by hand, without a fixed point of contact with the wood, distinguish woodturning and the wood lathe from the machinists lathe, or metal-working lathe.

Richard Raffan

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Richard Raffan (born 1943) is a well-known woodturner, author, and instructor who has helped popularize the craft of woodturning since the 1970s.

Kijiya

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Kijiya are Japanese woodworkers particularly known as woodturners for their lathe-produced kokeshi dolls or lacquered goods.

American Association of Woodturners

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The American Association of Woodturners (AAW) is the principal organization in the United States supporting the art and craft of woodturning.

American Studio Woodturning Movement

The field was born when a number of individuals, working in different parts of the United States, began to explore design and aesthetics utilizing the ancient process of woodturning.

Potter's wheel

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Like the potter's wheel, the wood lathe is a simple mechanism which can generate a variety of forms.

Mashrabiya

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For example, reciprocating bow lathes are still used to turn beads for the Arabian lattice windows called Meshrebeeyeh that so charmed Holtzapffel in the 1880s.

Holtzapffel

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For example, reciprocating bow lathes are still used to turn beads for the Arabian lattice windows called Meshrebeeyeh that so charmed Holtzapffel in the 1880s.

Maker culture

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This community was a kind of prototype for the artisan-based maker culture active in the 21st century.

Mary Rose

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Our knowledge of these humble vessels comes from bowls excavated from shipwrecks, such as the Mary Rose and the Oseberg burial ship, or dug out of deep wells, where they were preserved in a nonaerobic environment.

Oseberg Ship

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Our knowledge of these humble vessels comes from bowls excavated from shipwrecks, such as the Mary Rose and the Oseberg burial ship, or dug out of deep wells, where they were preserved in a nonaerobic environment.

Mazer (drinking vessel)

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Finely crafted drinking bowls, known as mazers, were produced in very limited quantities from dry wood, then decorated with silver-gilt central bosses and rims.

Silver-gilt

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Finely crafted drinking bowls, known as mazers, were produced in very limited quantities from dry wood, then decorated with silver-gilt central bosses and rims.

Ebony

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These lathes worked from geared patterns to cut designs in hardwoods such as ebony.

Worshipful Company of Turners

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In 1604, they were incorporated as the Worshipful Company of Turners of London.

Steel

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Turning tools are generally made from three different types of steel; carbon steel, high speed steel (HSS), and more recently powdered metal.

Carbon steel

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Turning tools are generally made from three different types of steel; carbon steel, high speed steel (HSS), and more recently powdered metal.

High-speed steel

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Turning tools are generally made from three different types of steel; carbon steel, high speed steel (HSS), and more recently powdered metal.

Powder metallurgy

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Turning tools are generally made from three different types of steel; carbon steel, high speed steel (HSS), and more recently powdered metal.