The Transylvania Times -

By Jane Warth
Special To The Times 

Library Display Turns Attention To Woodwork


Examples of woodturning are on display this month at the library. The display includes the steps required to make a bowl from a raw piece of wood. (Times photos by Derek McKissock)

For two Brevard residents, woodturning — creating wooden objects on a lathe — is an all-consuming, incredibly rewarding hobby.

Wooden bowls, evidence of their interest and talent, are on display this month at the Transylvania County Library. The display graphically illustrates how a piece of a tree – a limb, trunk, crotch, a log such as the one in the display, is “turned” into a work of art at the hands of expert craftsmen.

Accomplished woodturners Peter Mockridge and Walt Hill employ this craft in which, unlike other types of woodworking, the cutting tool (a scraper, gouge or kn...

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