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David Lupton

Booth Number: 249

Phil Campbell, AL

Artist Statement
Tools: My Basic tools are the lathe, bandsaw, and the chainsaw. I use the chainsaw to cut logs into segments. Each segment is “slabbed” by cutting through the pith (center) parallel to the bark sides with the chainsaw. The slabs are rounded using the bandsaw. All other processes are accomplished on the lathe.

Material Acquisition: All my wood is from street or yard trees usually collected from wood dumps, firewood sale lots, or tree trimmers. Street or yard trees have several advantages: (1)They are either free or sell for firewood prices, (2) A wider variety of trees have been planted on streets and yards than grow naturally in our local oak and pine forests, and (3) They are usually bigger in diameter than forest trees.