696 Steinbach Nutcracker Old Woodturner on the Lathe
Woodturner on the Lathe
The craft of turning on a lathe is an
ancient one. House and kitchen tools, fancy goods, pipes, sticks and
buttons, but also pillars and pieces of furniture are manufactured in
this way. Wood, metal, horn, ivory, amber, mother of pearl, bone and
synthetic materials are all turned.
Our nutcracker here is standing at a
very old wooden lathe. It is equipped with a foot rotary load and a
large flywheel just like the real thing. Right, and what is being
turned? A little nutcracker of course! Lathes like this used to be the
proud hobby at princely courts. After all itís best to make an
especially fine piece yourself with loving care from the best
wood. Of course we say: fleither you can or you canít do it!Ē
Now itís become simpler and more modern. Weíve long since said
goodbye to foot, rope or transmission powered methods. Many techniques
of different kinds of turning, drilling and cutting are done now for us
by process-controlled machines.
But no one at our firm can operate such
a machine without having learnt the rare craft of wood-turning
Thatís just what makes our
nutcrackers so fine!
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