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CBC NEWS (Video): As the wood turns: into bowls, bottle stoppers, and funky decorations (01/29/2018)

Tuesday, January 30, 2018   (0 Comments)
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David Press is a longtime practitioner of the craft of woodturning, and he is surrounded by proof of his passion.

"I like taking a piece of wood, finding what's in it, and either making something that's beautiful or something that's useful," says Press.

"Or, when I'm really lucky, it's both."

Woodturning involves using a lathe to transform a square piece of wood into a smooth object, usually with rounded corners, by spinning and chiseling the wood to shape it.  
Many years of turning wood

Press first got into the craft of woodturning when he was a teenager, watching his father practicing the art in the family basement.

He started woodturning seriously about 25 years ago.

Press is a longtime member of the Avalon Woodturners' Guild, and he is one-half of Two Turners, along with fellow wood turner Pete Stanbridge.  

Together, the duo brings their wood turned bowls, bottle stoppers and funky decorative mushrooms to craft fairs all over the Avalon Peninsula.

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