Re: Am I seein' what I think I'm seein'??
- --- In email@example.com, Tom Rettie <tom@h...> wrote:
> You are entirely right. Those images come from Jost Amman's "Book ofnot
> Trades," and the gentlemen with the great wheel lathe are pewterers,
> wood turners. There's one more lathe in that book that belongs to abell
> founder, also a great wheel lathe. I have yet to find a documentaryThe Lathe with continuous rotation
> example of a wood turner using a continuous rotation lathe pre-1600.
> Tom R.
The foot driven Lathe with continuous rotation was
introduced in the 18th century. Initially used by
royalty, the Lathe eventually found its way to the all
the craftsmen. The Lathe was built out of wood and
later the wood was replaced by metal frames. For
nearly 200 years the Lathe remained unchanged. In the
early 20th century the foot driven Lathe was replaced
by a water driven Lathe.