Turning Archive 2006

Subject:
Slightly OT: turning stone *PIC*

Bill Houghton, Sebastopol, CA
>As we continue to clean out my parents' house, I find interesting things. The picture below is of a piece of stone (alabaster?) that my father turned as a candleholder for his mother. His wife (my mother, that is to say) thinks he was about 18, which would mean that this dates from about 1932.

Although he did some interesting stuff later (including making a latch with turning knob and rack and pinion deadbolt, all from wood, for the garage door), I don't recall any of his later projects looking quite so bohemian.

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