A toe-controlled wooden lathe

Monday 13th May, 2024 - Bruce Sterling

*This is the oddest, most archaic European tool video that I’ve ever seen.

“In 2008, Serafín Serrano was the last member of a family saga of turners from the town of Villarluengo (Teruel) who, with a simple tackle and a handful of chisels, dedicated themselves to turning wood to provide the residents of the area with all those cylindrical or round pieces that they needed.”