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In industrial activities, 'Blacksmithing and welding workshops' led the list of the top 10 licensed activities with 5 licences followed by 'Metal work industry for construction', 'Turnery' and 'Ships and boats repair' with 4 licences for each.
Excellent bending capabilities (bows, not arrows; sailboats; and canoes) and 'also works extremely well in turnery. Unfortunately, it has a fairly open and porous grain structure that does not lend itself towards spoons/spatulas, but it is used for rolling pins.
building, carts and carriages, carving and turnery, cooperage (barrel
The fine even texture and favorable strength-to-density ratio of silver beech make it excellent for furniture, paneling, turnery, brushware, rods, dowelling, and strip-flooring.
It is now used to build houses and fences, in carpentry, turnery, and in carvings, as well as for good firewood and excellent charcoal.
The Jesuits set up workshops in each reduction, providing the Indians training in various arts and crafts directly relating to community needs, such as carpentry (specializing in construction, furniture making, turnery, and the manufacture of musical instruments), ironwork, tanning and leather work, spinning and weaving, pottery and tile making, candle making, and the arts (sculpture and painting).
In addition to marquetry and paneling, it is also used for turnery, wood sculpture and carving.
In demand for a wide range of applications, alder is used for cabinetry, furniture, flooring, turnery, musical instruments and decorative veneer.
In the book World Woods, author William Lincoln describes pau marfim as a "compact, fine textured wood, excellent for turnery." Some of the more common uses for the species include shoe lasts and textile rollers.
In 2008, approximately 700 youths received training in welding and turnery. The program will be completed this year.