Re: Lathework question
- The short answer is: yes. Turned wood boxes such as your example are in
existence (at least from Roman times). Detailed information on them (and
how to recreate using period tools) is in the book.
Roman Domestic Wood by Paola Pugsley 209p, b/w illus, tbs (BAR S1118,
2003) ISBN 1841713279
Small turned boxes (suitable to hold needles) with caps are shown.. though
one needle-case is of the more complex Vindolanda type with an internal
shank to hold thread. These are in contrast with the simpler style of the
presumed needle-case shown in Before the Mast (p328).
Beth of Walnutvale (mka Beth Matney)
>Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2006 23:50:52 -0000
>From: "msgilliandurham" <msgilliandurham@...>
>Greetings to the list!
>If those of you who do turning work could address the following query,
>I'd be ever so grateful --
>Is the following object something which could have been created in the
>2nd half of the 16th Century in Northern Europe?