David Linden shows the blank he would begin with when turning a bowl and a finished product he created during the interview in two hours. Photos by Amanda Kelly


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With pinpoint precision and patience, David Linden can turn chunks of tree trunks into anything he wants. 

On a 16-inch wood lathe, ornamental cherry becomes a bowl, magnolia becomes a wooden pear and sugar maple becomes a vase by Linden’s hands and tools.