Turning wood, 1754.

Turning wood, 1754.
3 6 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 28cm


Engraved plate, taken from the 'New and Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences - Supplement' by John Barrow, (London, 1754). The plate shows a craftsman turning wood to make a decorative balustrade using a foot-powered treadle lathe in a workshop amid hand tools.

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