I ran across this video today and it shows some of the most amazing turning skills Ive yet to see. The tools being used Ive only saw on a video about making the Russian dolls. Any way I thought some of you might like to see this.
Tried to download a video but it wouldn't recognize the URL as a link. Google Moroccan Wood Turning and see some fellows turning on a bow lathe, skew and using the foot to guide the skew.
Pineknot when I hit quote on your post the link you tried to share popped up in the reply to thread box. It was kind of weird how it showed up From there I was able to load and watch the video which has completely depressed me. Heres some guy in Morocco who has about $1.43 in his lathe and not only does he completely out class me with a skew but he does it with his damn foot! Now this is just ridiculous and down right insulting.
I have come to the conclusion that wood turning may be to much for me and I should perhaps take up a hobby more in line with my abilities. At the moment the only thing which comes to mind are knitting, spitball manufacturing and soap sliver collecting.