All you woodturners out there - watch THIS!

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Blog entry by KnotCurser posted 07-29-2014 12:46 AM 3049 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was watching “How do they do it” today and saw the article on the Russian Nesting Dolls.


The two biggest reasons:

1) The workers are all women! They can out-turn most of us guys and not break a sweat – of course they are paid to turn out thousands of the same pieces every day, but WOW are they good!

2) The tools that are used – totally foreign to what we are used to. They look more like fancy sword edges than turning tools – and they use them for every purpose! Gouging, parting, shaping, detail work – all with the same tool!

I also appreciate the way they just pound new blanks into I guess what we would call a “jam chuck”. :-)

Watch the first eight minutes of this and let me know what you think:

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 07-29-2014 02:14 AM

Cool video Bob…..pretty amazing stuff….

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#2 posted 07-29-2014 02:24 AM

Super Cool! Thank you for the share…. potato paste… who would have thought!

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#3 posted 07-29-2014 06:24 AM

Great video…................

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 07-29-2014 08:35 AM

Very good KnotCurser
A most interesting video, my wife was also interested in the cosmetics video which follows on, then not forgetting our patrotic americians a video on how the flag is made in the traditional way.


-- Regards Rob

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#5 posted 07-29-2014 12:38 PM

Wow! Most o those women didn’t even have any safety glasses on. The flag part was cool also. The only bad thing is that those American flags were not made in America….......whaaaaaaaaaaaaat!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 07-29-2014 12:51 PM


Those flags were indeed made in America – I believe in southern Virginia.


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#7 posted 07-30-2014 01:11 AM

Awesome video. Going to let my daughter watch it.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#8 posted 07-30-2014 08:33 AM

Fun to watch, thanks.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 08-04-2014 06:17 AM

I posted about them but didn’t have any pics of the actual tool until now.

Thermaloy was having some made.

-- Rick M,

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