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THE COLUMBIAN: Imagination, innovation, education at the Clark County Recycled Arts Festival

Monday, July 1, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Imagination, innovation, education at the Clark County Recycled Arts Festival By Scott Hewitt (06/28/2019)

Kathleen Duncan will travel far for a great hunk of wood. She once drove all the way to the Maryhill area to collect a massive madrone burl, otherwise known as Pacific cherry, a beautifully pink-to-reddish hardwood that’s a favorite of woodturners like Duncan.

“I’ll die for a great burl,” she said with a grin. But she won’t kill a healthy one, she added. Nearly everything Duncan works with is downed, felled, diseased or simply leftover wood.

“Wood has a way of finding us,” Duncan said of the Pacific Northwest Woodturners Guild. “Everything we work with is material that would have gone into a landfill otherwise.”

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