The Art of… Woodturning

I’m sure I’m not alone in really enjoying seeing a person just being good at something. Being really good at something.

It might be a hobby, it’s quite often what they do for a living; but just through either a love of the subject or years of experience and practice they’ve almost turned something into an art form. They way they go about and complete their task seems effortless, it seems like they’re almost in a zen like state where the task flows naturally from them and produced results that you or I can not imagine being able to achieve.

This is the first video I want to share with you and features a Japanese man making small dolls using woodturning. When you breakdown the construction process it’s quite simple really – not too many pieces, not too many colours – but the level of perfection he produced is beautiful:

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