Turning Archive

Subject:
Like any skilled trade, new vocabulary

Dick Coers
I see no issue with the vocabulary. If you wanted to learn book binding, blacksmithing, or glass blowing, they all have their own terms and vocabulary. In fact I rather enjoyed learning and perfecting the terms and my skills. It's a point of pride for me to learn both. I know there is a group that just wants to shove a carbide tool into a spinning piece of wood on day one to make a bowl. To me, the journey is a major part of the pleasure. It really doesn't matter to me either if the terms aren't 100% with everyone. I learned at seminars and from a class with John Jordan. As long as I make curls, it works for me! Maybe this just reinforces the need for mentoring and AAW chapters?

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