Don Shobe

Don Shobe started crafting wooden bowls after his father-in-law bought him a used Sears lathe. Eighteen years later, he estimates he's made 1,000 bowls - each a unique piece of art.

Don Shobe's investment in a lathe machine opened the door to a hobby that's lasted nearly two decades.

Years ago, Shobe's father-in-law purchased an old Sears lathe machine, hoping to nurture his son-in-law's interest in woodworking.

Don Shobe

Don Shobe attaches his wood bowls to a lathe so he can shape and sand them.

Don Shobe

It takes Don Shobe two to three months to finish crafting one of his wooden bowls. That doesn't include the drying process, which takes about a year.

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