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A collection of videos on YouTube showing man-powered lathes, or techniques of interest to traditional turners.
Da Vinci Lathe
A British wood turner demonstrating a treadle lathe based on a design by Leonardo Da Vinci
Making Robin Hood's bowl
Traditional turner Robin Wood shows how he used a branch trimmed from an ancient oak tree in Sherwood Forest to make a replica of a Medieval bowl from Austin Friary in Leicester.
Battle of the Bowlturners
A traditional bowl turner Robin Wood on his foot powered lathe races a friend on an electric lathe to see who can make a bowl fastest.
18th Century Wood Shop
Working with a Great Wheel Lathe
Britania Treadle Lathe
Britannia Self-Acting, Screw-Cutting, gap-bed treadle lathe. This lathe was made in Colchester England circa 1900e
A French Bodger
An interesting twist on a spring-pole lathe set up in the woods using two trees bound together as the uprights.
A Simple Bow Lathe
Using a reproduction of a simple, primative-style bow lathe.
Morrocan Bow Lathe
A woodturner plying his trade in the medina of old Marrakech. With just a skew chisel he turns a chess piece on a bow lathe that would have been a familiar sight in ancient Greece or the Pharaoh's Egypt.
Romanian Pole Lathe Flask Turner
Making a tradition wooden wooden drinking flask on a spring pole lathe