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A shroud of ambiguity surrounds indigenous Hawaiian bowl-making due to the disruption of their culture in the 1800s when droves of missionaries and foreigners came to the islands. However, the fascination with traditional Hawaiian bowls has never waned since it began in the 1880s. In her article from the October 2017 issue of American Woodturner, entitled, "'Umeke Lā'au: A Rich Hawaiian Tradition," Sharon Doughtie explains the history, terminology, variations, and more about these magnificent bowls.

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In this video, Reed Gray offers several tips to help you become a better turner.  
 
 
 
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In this video, Rick Morris will show you how you can regrind the cutting tip of your parting tool to get cleaner part-off.
 
 
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