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Gallery 200 artists share insights into woodworking

Published: Friday, July 25, 2014 10:33 a.m. CST
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Bill Hochmuth of Glen Ellyn and Earl Weber of Wheaton share wood-turning techniques during an Art Share event Saturday at Gallery 200 in West Chicago.
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Yorkville resident Rolf Snobeck (from left) watches as Bill Hochmuth of Glen Ellyn and Earl Weber of Wheaton turn wood during an Art Share event about wood turning Saturday at Gallery 200 in West Chicago.
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Wheaton artist Earl Weber demonstrates how to turn wood on a lathe during an Art Share event Saturday at Gallery 200 in West Chicago.
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Artists Bill Hochmuth and Earl Weber provide samples of objects they have made from wood during an Art Share event Saturday at Gallery 200 in West Chicago.
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(Erica Benson - ebenson@shawmedia.com)
Chuck and Jackie Kenney of West Chicago watch as Glen Ellyn artist Bill Hochmuth demonstrates how to turn wood using a lathe during an Art Share event Saturday at Gallery 200 in West Chicago.

WEST CHICAGO – During an Art Share on Saturday at Gallery 200 in West Chicago, artists Earl Weber and Bill Hochmuth demonstrated how to turn a piece of wood into various objects, both functional and decorative.

Using a high-speed lathe, the gallery members shared the step-by-step woodworking process. Weber and Hochmuth have a combined 50 years of experience shaping and sculpting wood on a lathe.

Wood turning on a lathe is one of the oldest known ways to shape wood, according to a Gallery 200 news release.

The gallery, 200 Main St., is open noon to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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