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Pole lathe in action
19-JUN-2010 Alexander S. Howen

Pole lathe in action

Sydney, Australia

I found this wonderful man at the Sydney Timber & Working with Wood Show in Sydney. The creator of "Rare Chairs" he uses traditional techniques going back many hundreds years to make replicas of chairs to original designs using original methods.

A man with a great life story, he is a designer, teacher and pioneer. Watching him work with a pole lathe to fashion chair legs using nothing more than his foot power is quite mesmerising.

If you want to find out more go to his website at


You can buy a copy of this image as a card or print at

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