Enjoy this wonderful film of turning a set of small end grain bowls using a foot powered lathe in China. I have seen illustrations of this type of lathe before but not film of one in use. The cup chucks seem to have been the norm in the East whilst we in the West used mandrels and worked between centres. The hook tools are remarkably similar to the ones I use though and it is lovely to see how swiftly he sharpens them on the whetstone. Nice to see the skills being passed on too.


Author Robin Wood

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