The history of wood-turning and the use of the most awesome, complex, manmade tool; the lathe, has been traced back as far as 1200BC.

There have been many different engineered lathes discovered throughout history, such as the pole lathe and the bow lathe used around the world for thousands of years , to the water powered lathes, used locally in the growing lace bobbin industry in the early 19th century.

The “new-age” machine belt driven lathe was introduced and has been adapted over the last century for wood-turning use in industrial production as well as for the hobby craftsman and smaller businesses.

Today the forever advancing progression of engineering has designed lathes for the modern yet still traditional wood-turner like myself.