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CONCORD MONITOR: Artisans, like woodturner Claude Dupuis, open their doors to the public this weeken

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CONCORD MONITOR: Artisans, like woodturner Claude Dupuis, open their doors to the public this weekend By Sarah Pearson (11/01/2019)

Claude Dupuis got a wood-turning lathe from his wife in 2008 who wanted a bed with canopy-like bedposts.

Over the last 11 years, he’s only finished three of the four posts, but in the meantime, he’s made hundreds of bowls, pens and other turned-wood creations at his Canterbury Turnings workshop.

“They say you need to turn 1,000 bowls before you’re good,” Dupuis said on Friday. “I don’t know if I’ve done 1,000, but I’m well on my way I think.”

And Dupuis is definitely good; he’s earned the Best Turned Piece at the League of N.H. Craftsmen’s Fair five times, most recently as this summer for his “Blue Diamond” piece, a vase set with blue acrylic that stands on a light-up base to illuminate the diamond shapes.

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