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Geometric Lathes!

A demonstration of several geometric lathes, which produced anti-counterfeiting patterns for banknotes, plus a reducing lathe to make coin and medal dies. (SLYT)
posted by Small Dollar on Oct 24, 2014 - 16 comments

Carpentry for Boys

posted by Think_Long on Aug 3, 2013 - 29 comments

Building a Treadle Lathe

A nicely crafted video showing the construction of a treadle lathe, a foot-powered device for woodturning. The builder uses only hand tools and traditional methods; even the drill press is hand-cranked. Useful for those interested in constructing such a thing, mesmerizing for those who enjoy "how it's made"-type videos.
posted by jedicus on Apr 18, 2013 - 18 comments

Battle of the Turners

In the summer of 1545, the Mary Rose, one of Henry VIII's most powerful warships, was sunk in the English Channel while preparing for battle with the French fleet. But this post is not about her, it is about a 'face-off' between a man running an electric lathe and one using a foot-powered type, to see who can produce the best quality wooden bowl in the shortest time. How are these two events connected? [more inside]
posted by woodblock100 on Dec 23, 2012 - 26 comments

Delicious Drinkware

Here’s thirteen hypnotic minutes of someone using a lathe to turn a giant jawbreaker into a shot glass. [SLYT] [more inside]
posted by quin on May 19, 2012 - 49 comments

Gandalf would be jealous

The creation of a stunningly beautiful smoking pipe.
posted by cthuljew on Apr 7, 2012 - 54 comments

The soothing sound of Shop Teacher Voice

"Tubal Cain" was the name of a Christian version of the Roman Vulcan. It's also the nick of YouTube user and retired shop teacher mrpete222 in his many videos covering machine shop tips and procedures. [more inside]
posted by DU on Dec 13, 2010 - 19 comments

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