With out me going to a lot of research and time consuming BS....I seem to feel that the art of woodturning definitely has some English roots......what with all these accessories and Lathes and the great turners(lets include Limey).
Is this coincidental or do the Brits have a leg up on us Yanks?
Where and when did all this start?
AND JUST HOW DID I GET TRAPPED INTO BEING PART OF IT?????
Did you guys see the size of the "spindle" that that guy?? was turning? How big a motor do you reckon you would have to have on your lathe to achieve that?
(and yes, Limey you can put your leg down...this is just a little "punishment" for those "puppy" woodturner comments :))
Marilyn did you see that was a "real wood "lathe. It looks like it was shop built. As far as the size of motor probably not that big because once it starts turning that siize of piece will act as a flywheel and its own momentum will help keep it turning.