"God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well." ~Voltaire Voltaire was on to something there. Here is a very inspirational family making good in the wilds of Wisconsin. I would love to see more as they sound like some truly genuine artisans and … Continue reading Live Well
Still gathering old images of tools, occupations, and craftsmen. Now I just need time to edit and post them in a sensible way. To kick off this series, it's a wood turner and his lathe from the early 15th century (German). I think the artist may have neglected to show the tool rest here. This … Continue reading Occupation, Wood Turner ca. 1425
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLpNNf4V5lU I've had to watch this about a dozen times and I've even posted it before.
Here's an image of Mick's pole lathe where my bowl and plate were created. It's hard to see all the workings from this view but it's a pretty great set-up. Unlike a modern, continuous motion lathe, the cutting is done on the down-stroke (about 2 1/2 revolutions) and the spring returns the system to the … Continue reading Pole Lathe