Thursday, October 27, 2011

Moroccan bow lathe master (video)

This is a fascinating video of a man in Marrakech who uses a hand-powered lathe to cut wooden chess pieces. He uses his foot to hold the tool steady. He is making the "king" piece for what will be an amazingly beautiful chess set. Makes my rather pricey Dreuke set seem a little less valuable now.

Via Boing Boing

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