wood turning

noun

Definition of wood turning 

: the art or process of fashioning wooden pieces or blocks into various forms and shapes by means of a lathe

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Cauls are 2 x 4s or other pieces of stout wood turned on their edges. David Agrell, Popular Mechanics, "Build This Rustic Farmhouse Table," 1 Mar. 2018

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1849, in the meaning defined above

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