How to recycle using a lathe

We all have unnecessary items that we just can't seem to part with. Our homes and workshops are littered with the remnants of past hobbies, previous collections, and outdated technologies. Maybe it's a junk drawer full of colored pencils from a one-time art class. Maybe it's a stack of clear cases from an old CD collection. How can we take these relics from our past selves and transform them into something beautiful and useful? All you need is a lathe and some dedication.