World Wood Day - 2017 in the US
It was really an enjoyable week to have 13 woodturners doing the onsite demonstration, instant exhibition and an open session during the 2017 World Wood Day in Long Beach, California, March 21 - 26. This year's woodturning program was the largest and most diverse one compared with our previous WWD woodturning activities.
The two traditional Chinese lathes, the foot-powered lathe and the bow lathe, together with the intangible cultural heritage bearer Master Li Xuemin, traveled all the way from China to Long Beach for the event. Mr. Murray Lincoln, a traditional lathe advocate from Canada, demonstrated the spring pole/treadle lathe and was always ready to give the explanation with great enthusiasm. Andy Chen from the US also gave a fine demo on a human-powered lathe. Interests in the ancient lathes are growing among the younger generation. Meanwhile, the other invited turners from the AAW demonstrated a great deal of various objects. Our participants from other programs and the audience of all ages enjoyed their time at the woodturning area. They watched the demonstration, took photos of the exhibited works, shared experience with the turners, tried the ancient lathes, played with the spinning tops and whistles, got mallets, bracelets and pendants, tops, balls and bowls, and listened to the talks.
Thank you so much for all the efforts, contributions and support from demonstrators, local volunteers, donors and chapter members.
Video Link: 2017 WWD Woodturning Demonstration