Tuesday, December 16, 2008

George Lailey was "the Last Bowlturner"

Robin Wood is a world renowned wood worker from the UK. He works with traditional tools including a homemade foot powered lathe and hand forged turning tools. Robin has brought the use of and knowledge of foot lathes and other traditional methods back from extinction.

His tribute to George Lailey, who died 50 years ago on 12/15, is quite amazing. A picture of Robin's cored bowls is below. You can learn more about George Lailey here. Robin has also made a video showing how the cored bowls were made. See that here.

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