The magic tool: A lathe, “a machine tool that rotates a workpiece about an axis of rotation to perform various operations such as cutting, sanding, knurling, drilling, deformation, facing, and turning, with tools that are applied to the workpiece to create an object with symmetry about that axis.”
Side effect: Shredded crayon bits everywhere. Everywhere. Watch the video to see the results.
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