Nature’s Beauty – The Art of Woodturning

Nature’s Beauty – The Art of Woodturning
March 25 – April 30
Reception and Demonstration
Saturday, April 23 – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The humble beginnings of woodturning dates to around 1300 BC when the Egyptians first developed a two-person lathe. One person would turn the wood with a rope while the other used a sharp tool to cut shapes in the wood. Times, techniques, materials and equipment have changed dramatically. While some find a unique interest in staying pure to older techniques, modern woodturners now use powerful electric lathes, a wide range of carving tools and gouges, joinery, fillers and stains, while some others prefer to complete their works au natural. Woodworkers can use single point face plate turning, dual point spindle turning or both on a single piece of wood.

This exhibit shows us the natural beauty of wood turned to perfection by several area wood turners as well as members from the Grand River Woodturners Guild and Michigan Association of Woodturners. From natural finishes, to chemical stains, and poly fillers, there will be something for every woodworking enthusiast to enjoy.

Jansma Gallery at
13 E. Main St., Fremont,