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Blog entry by John Gray posted 1599 days ago 7846 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is amazing.
http://villagecarpenter.blogspot.com/2010/04/bow-lathe-and-fancy-footwork.html

-- Only the Shadow knows....................



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noknot

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#1 posted 1599 days ago

Wow when you have very little a little is all you need

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Lenny

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#2 posted 1599 days ago

Well said noknot. This is quite humbling. To think he did that with a hand-operated lathe and one skew chisel and formed it with his foot! Most of us would be using a motor driven lathe, a roughing gouge followed by a parting tool, then some skews, smaller gouges, etc. Oh yeah, and another minor detail, we would be using our upper limbs. Fascinating! Thanks for sharing this John.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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SPalm

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#3 posted 1599 days ago

Amazing. I am humbled. Looks like a nice guy too. Good for him.

I hope he is left handed, or I will just give up.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 1599 days ago

Wow, that is amazing. I am certainly impressed with his skill and ingenuity.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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redryder

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#5 posted 1598 days ago

I don’t think I could get my right arm, left foot, left hand and brain to function at the same time to make something that looks that good. He has a very good craft…...

-- mike...............

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PeteMoss

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#6 posted 1598 days ago

That is one of the most impressive things I have ever seen.

When they showed the closeup of the “tailstock” on his lathe it actually looked like it was something that had been manufactured, as opposed to just being a homemade fixture. I wonder if it somewhat common to turn like that in his part of the world.

-- "Never measure......cut as many times as necessary." - PeteMoss

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PetVet

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#7 posted 1598 days ago

Okay, I am giving up turning after watching this guy. He does more with just a skew chisel and hands and feet than I will ever be able to do. I am feeling very inadequate now….

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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crank49

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#8 posted 1590 days ago

It is common to turn like that in India. I’ve seen the same type work done with brass and a bow lathe. Most of the high priced brass trinkets like candy dishes and oil lamps and urns you see in big department stores and places like Pier 1 Imports come from equipment and artists just like this. Your “American Express” credit card’s customer service department was probably handled in the booth next door to his. Those people are nothing if not creative.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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