Taking turns with wood

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THERE’S something about the smooth feel of turned wood which makes it a pleasure to touch.

It’s why wood turner Barrie Webb always encourages visitors at craft shows to pick up items they are looking at.

“You need to pick it up and hold it to appreciate it properly,” he said.

Wood turning - the art of creating shapes and designs on a lathe - is a skill which plenty of people still want to learn.

Barrie, 72, was a joiner and cabinet maker and is a member of Harworth Wood Turning Group, which has around 30 members.

*Read the full feature in this week’s Worksop Guardian.