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Machine-washable fabric boards: Fidchell, Pope Joan, Morris, Backgammon, Ringo, Checkers, Cribbage
Historic & Modern Novelty Dice: Put & Takes, Lord & Lady Dice©, Dragon Dice, Nightmare Dice©, Knucklebones
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Hnefatafl, Cribbage, 17th Century Dominos
Wooden Checkers, Game rule bookets
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Large One-of-a-Kind works of Celtic Art
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Specialty Lathes Quotes about turning Notes on a 17th Cent. turner
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Traditional WoodTurning on YouTube

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