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ORNAMENTAL TURNING LATHES AND THEIR ACCESSORIES

by John Edwards

INTRODUCTION

This definitive article on OT lathes and their accessories was written by John Edwards, past-President of the Society.

John is an acknowledged expert on all aspects of O.T. - history, equipment, restoration, techniques and materials. In addition, he is an accomplished turner and many of the examples shown are his own work. He and the Society are pleased to offer viewers of our web site the opportunity to collect the full text and illustrations of this comprehensive publication.

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