Woodturners ‘Bowled’ Over by Urban Wood

Bowl-TurningThe Duluth News Tribune ran an urban wood feel-good story about the Lake Superior Woodturners and its charitable efforts to convert “felled silver maple trees along Fourth Avenue.” As the story goes, the trees had to come down last year “in preparation for a complete reconstruction of the busy street.”

One of the woodturners carved “intricate miniature trees from the wood, just in time for holiday gift-giving.”

At least a dozen bowls made from the silver maple logs were donated to the annual Empty Bowl fundraiser, which supports the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank.

The homeowner who donated the once towering maples for the cause said it was comforting to know they were being put to a good use.

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