Wood turning has a magical effect on wood

by Sherman Anderson on September 19, 2013

Like magic before your every eyes a piece of wood can become a work of art, a useful implement, a spinning toy, a part for a wooden assembly, a spindle for furniture, a dowel for a rack or suspension. The list is almost endless. Yesterday two visitors happened by my craft shop at the Ozark Folk Center to see what the State Park is about. One of these ladies offered to work with me on the lathe to finish turning, drill the tip holes, sand it, polish it and watch this chunk of Osage-Orange become a unique Wizard style spinning top. I feel sure they’ll be back to visit our park again and might bring their youngsters.
Earlier in the day two couples came to the shop and learned to spin tops, buying a set of five Tornado tops for just $40.00 and tax. Of the two men Brian and Murray, we ribbed Murray for his resemblance to the comedian Bob Newhart. Murray claimed Bob to be his uncle!

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David Gibson January 13, 2015 at 6:36 pm

i like what i read and the pictures will be nice when you put them up.


Sherman Anderson September 12, 2015 at 5:29 pm

I wrote the above paragraph two years ago and still feel that way except for the Ozark Folk Center. Last September Iwas wrongfully judged by the superintendent and my contract was terminated after 16 years of very dedicated honest service with almost perfect attendance and thousands of dollars earned for the park and my top business. I shall never step foot on that property again.
I have slowly recovered emotionally and am grateful for the support from friends and customers. The tree service business is flourishing very well now has no longer has to take second chair priority to the contract job I worked five days a week at the Center.
Let me know if I can be of help or service to you.


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