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AMERIcAN WOODtuRNER BOB STOCkSDALE Bob Stocksdale (born in Warren, Indiana) was an American woodturner, known for his exquisite bowls formed from rare and exotic woods. He was raised on a farm and enjoyed working with tools. According to an oral history he recorded at the University of California Bancroft Library, he powered his first lathe with a surplus Maytag gasoline washing machine motor. He turned baseball bats and spindles among early projects. After graduating from high school, he worked in a factory making wooden paddles used by cracker bakers. Later he worked in a factory that made cedar chests. His job was to assemble the chests from the pre-cut wooden pieces. He was a conscientious objector during World War II, and 20 A Distinctive style . com

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