Ysilme (ysilme) wrote in photo_scavenger,


Also during at Lake Constance, we visited a smallish Medieval Faire, where a turner demonstrated his craft.

This is his simple, manual turning lathe which worked quite well. The rotator? is propelled by the long branches on the bipod, which are connected to a foot pedal below the lathe. The turner works this whith his foot, and the flexible branches give enough movement to the rope at the far end to create the necessary turning. I didn't pay close enough attention to know if it always turns in one direction or not, though.

Close shot with the rotating part and his work piece. It takes a lot of time to do it in this way, obviously.

And a display of the tooks he uses, as well as some finished pieces.
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