Bowl Turning Head-to-Head: Man vs. Man+Machine
I’m a sucker for human vs. electric-powered woodworking contests. The results are not always in favor of one method over another, pointing to the fact that sometimes different tasks can be most efficiently done by hand, and other times by machine. Here’s one woodworking duel that was not at all a turn-off (bad pun intended) but was quite exciting to watch. You can decide for yourself whether the final result tells the whole story. In any case, it was great show, and it reminded me of why I love treadle turning. And it was for a good cause: raising awareness of wood conservation and encouraging the use of local resources. You can read more about treadle turner Robin Wood on his website: www.robin-wood.co.uk.