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Preserving Cultural Heritage: The Importance of Supporting Traditional Crafts

Traditional crafts have been an integral part of human culture for centuries. From bowl-turning to textiles, these art forms have not only served practical purposes but also played a significant role in shaping cultural identity and preserving heritage. In recent years, however, traditional crafts have faced increasing threats, including competition from mass-produced goods and a…

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The benefits of teaching bowl-turning on a pole lathe

Teaching greenwood bowl-turning is a new venture for me and is something I have only recently started offering. It is surprising just how much I have enjoyed the experience. I am finding satisfaction in passing on my knowledge to the next generation of bowl turners and enabling more people to get a taste for this…

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Jon Baily introduces pole-lathe turning to Beds & Herts Woodturners

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A common characteristic of many people in the greenwood working community is the willingness to share skills. I’m no different. I have enjoyed teaching traditional bowl turning to individuals and small groups of people using a pole-lathe. In November, I was invited by the Beds and Herts Woodturners group to demonstrate pole-lathe turning to its…

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