Ornamental turning (as apposed to plain turning) is where highly decorated and configured items of wood are created, either using a rose engine, an ornamental lathe or any other jig that achieves the purpose. It includes sites describing this art from other disciplines, such as watchmaking, and historical information. Sites of individual artisans can be found at Arts: Crafts: Woodcraft: Woodturning: Ornamental Turning: Artisan Portfolios
African Blackwood Conservation Project: Blackwood & Ornamental Turning
Describes the qualities and uses of blackwood in ornamental turning
Ornamental Turners International
US based OT society, includes, forum, resources, and details of biennial symposium.
Showcases the craft, machinery and tools, as well as the items that result. Features links to a variety of related sites and topics of interest.
The Society of Ornamental Turners
Providing information on the subject of ornamental turning both to society members and to newcomers to the craft.
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