Turning Archive 2007

How did they do that?

Randy Johnson Connersville, IN
>I got back last night from a little trip on the Appalachian Trail in Georgia and North Carolina.
Iíve done the same sections a few times before but I noticed something different this time. Before, trees with interesting burls and shape were no more than that. Now, I see them as bowls in the rough, and while I donít necessarily want to see them cut down, I find myself wishing I would be there if they were.
On the way home I stopped in Gatlinburg overnight. I checked out some of the turnings at the Arrowmont store the next morning before starting home.
Everything they had was better than Iím capable of, but two pieces really got my attention. One bowl, and one open form had legs. I canít for the life of me figure out how to go about making something like that. Does anyone know of an online tutorial or even a book that explains the process? It isnít a desire to try it so much as a simple wanting to know how.

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