20 years ago: More lathes!
Twenty years ago, this month of April, my efforts to find ornamental turning machines continued to yield dividends! I was the successful bidder at a tool auction in Pennsylvania and was rewarded with an 1850’s Mills Rose Engine from Clerkenwell, London. Of course, it required some restoration to bring it back to working order. Then, over the next several months, I experimented extensively with all three recently acquired OT machines, producing some of my first boxes, various jewelry items combining wood and metalwork, and early designs for what eventually came to be known as the Mandala Cup Series.