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Artist Johnson, C.R. "Skip"
Title The Itinerant Turner's Toolbox
Date 1981
Material Mahogany, basswood, walnut, padauk, honey locust, full scale tools
Height (in) 42.375
Width (in) 26
Depth (in) 7.75
Dimension Details Dimensions are for case open
Credit line The Center for Art in Wood Museum Collection, Donated by the Artist
Accession Number 1995.01.01.103G
Object ID Number 1995.01.01.103
Object Number OBJ 124
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Sub-category Art
Sig Loc Unsigned
Notes exhibited in Wood Turning in North America Since 1930 (2001-2002)

C.R. "Skip" Johnson imagines the life of a fictitious itinerant turner. He creates a traveling toolbox/workshop to be hung above the lathe. It includes all the necessary turning tooks and a source of liquid refreshment- a key with a pipe fitting to allow the turner to drink uninterrupted during his work. Johnson is a retired professor of woodworking, now enjoying full-time woodworking.