This section describes various aspects of the Craft of Ornamental Turning.
A Short History of Turning (written originally for the website of the Worshipful Company of Turners) [click here]
Definition and Brief History of Ornamental Turning [click here]
Ornamental Turning Lathes and their Accessories
This is an introductory treatise which includes a brief history of ornamental turning, pictures of lathes and their accessories with notes on their uses and examples of work done with them. [click here]
Techniques of Ornamental Turning -
Shapes that may be formed on an O.T. Lathe [click here]
The Eccentric Cutting Frame - comprising a description of the instrument, an explanation of its various uses and examples of work made with it. [click here]
The Ellipse Chuck [click here]
'YouTube' videos related to O.T. [click here]
Holtz Frame Sketches [click here]
The Elliptical Cutting Frame [click here]
This section contains drawings of ornamental turning equipment intended to assist the reader to make replicas.
Last modified: January 16, 2015