Low-Tech Bowl Turning in China

I say low-tech but really mean non-electric or preindustrial as this craft certainly involves a lot of technology, perfected through generations of trial-and-error.  This little documentary is beautifully put together and show some amazing skill using simple tools.

2 thoughts on “Low-Tech Bowl Turning in China

  1. They do so much with so little in China. When we lived on the island of Hainan I saw many
    examples of human powered machines. But the curb-side dentist with a foot powered drill
    was almost horrifying.

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