Home at Last and Getting Ready for Classes

Hi everyone! It’s nice to be home and getting ready for our upcoming Engine Turning classes at the Memoria Technica workshop with David Lindow. We have a couple of spaces left in the beginner classes and we’d love to have you! Get in touch on the classes page if you’d like to register.

If you’ve already registered, you’ll be hearing from us soon with class info. We are really looking forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new enthusiasts!

While at David’s we did some class prep and I also got to make a few things with his rose engine. Below are some examples.

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These little mineral stands are some I made on my machines at home.



This box was a joint effort.

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Here are some of the pens David has made.


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While out at his shop I got to play with the brocading machine! We started making quite a fancy set of checkers. If you like ornamental turning and rose engine work, you might find brocading machines really fascinating too.


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This is an example piece made from another master in David’s collection.



David’s workshop is busy filling orders for his clocks and rose engines. We went on a little field trip to Steer Machine, whom manufactures some of the lathe parts.


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Hopefully if they’re finished in time, we will have one available for use during the upcoming classes!