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NATURAL TURNINGS by Steve Helfant

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Beetle Kill Pine Vase with Inlaid Turquoise

Welcome to my website.

I have created this site in order to share some of my work, and how it is created.  I hope you enjoy it.

I have been turning wood for ten years now.  I consider woodturning to be unique among woodworking techniques, since measuring, accuracy, and straight lines are utterly irrelevant.  It's all a matter of creativity, and the ability to "see" the form in your mind's eye.  I have found few things as artistically satisfying as creating beauty out of an ugly chunk of wood.
 
Michelangelo said that his marble statues were already inside the raw slab of rock before he even began; all he had to do was remove the unwanted pieces to reveal it.  I can relate! 

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Please get in touch to ask questions or offer comments.
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Contact me at naturalturnings@msn.com