- the forming of wood articles upon a lathe.
Origin of wood turning
First recorded in 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for wood turning
It is a clear, practical and suggestive book on wood-turning.
The following trades are taught: domestic science and domestic art, carpentry, wood-turning, machinery and blacksmithing.
The only manufactures consist of a little weaving, dyeing, wood-turning and stone-cutting.
In the second place it is a textbook on the science and art of wood-turning illustrated by fifty pen sketches.
Adjusting himself to this new environment, Mr. Richards opened a shop for wood-turning, painting and glazing.