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" Our feature member this issue hails all the way from South America, actually from Lima Peru.Â Eduardo Sarmiento Hall is a 57 year old professional woodturner who turns out exquisite works ."
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"Ed" as he refers to himself, started in woodworking after a lengthy stint in the mechanics as a welder and technician who worked on motorcycles, cars, planes boats etc. One day something happened that changed his life, he saw a Router in a Sears store and he began to think about all the things he could do with it, and so, he bought it. After using the router for a time Ed began to realize that to do the kind of work he wanted he would need a new tool ... a lathe, if he wanted to turn out spindles.
Ed still had an interest in woodturning and did this as a hobby, but he wanted to learn more so he enroled in a woodturning night school course at NC State. While he was attending this class he met Rude Osolnick, who as things would turn out was instrumental in changing Eds direction and focus in woodturning. Ed began to look at woodturning as an art form and began to discover what could be done with pieces of wood and a lathe.