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.
Frank Howarth's woodworking videos
are a joy to watch. Even if you know nothing about woodworking, the stop-motion animation he incorporates into them is a treat.
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]
“I wake up every day and I stretch out my arms and if I don’t feel any wood on either side, then I know I can get up.”
The remarkable story of Maurice Franklin, Wood Turner