What agreatevent ,naturally I am talking about the World Wood Day (really a week) that I was so fortunate to get to be involved in. It was very inspiring to be surrounded by so many talented artists. The wood carvers were everywhere and did amazing work in the during the week. I enjoyed walking around to see the progress everyone was making on his or her projects. Some started with a slab off of the side of a tree, including the bark, and carved magnificent relief scenes.
In the woodturning group, we had all types of turners making everything from spinning tops to large off-center table legs. I gave away or traded 6 of the birds that I learned to make from Eli Avisera. One day there were three of us that were making mallets for some of the woodcarvers. It turns out that security at the airports impounded some carver's mallets from carry-on luggage, then once they learned that the Woodturners could make new ones, we became very popular. The next day I turned a couple of drumsticks for one of thedrummers in a War Drum group. After that, some us were asked to make dowels for some other project. As usual, people that are not familiar with woodturning are amazed at what we can do. In addition to those of us that had the luxury of electric lathes, there were five human powered lathes. One of which was shipped in from China and the lathe itself was about 100 years old, with the design being ancient. Andy Chen (who organized the woodturners group) brought his pedal powered lathe in from Texas for the event. I am sure that those of you that attended would agree that this was a unique event in the World of Wood.
Hope to see all of you at our next meeting.
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