(The action or skill of making objects on a lathe:)
There are many craft or hobby turners who get great enjoyment from turning bowls, plates and candelsticks. They get immense enjoyment from these activities, however many are reluctant to make multiple copies and often fail to recognise the requirements of Antique Restorers and others.
Having approached this from a restorers point of view I am able to offer a service to other craftsmen who do not possess a lathe or the desire.
This commission was from client who desired to have a games compendium without any games of chance. This was in deference to his religion which is reflected in the latin cross inlaid on both sides.
The compendium consists of a chess set, draughts and dominoes in a Walnut box lined with a cerise wool cloth. The draughts and dominoes are set in a removable tray.
Also a playing board in the style of an Opium table, also made of Walnut inlaid with Tuilip Wood around a playing field of Alternative Ivory and Cocobola.
The men and draughts also made of Alternative Ivory and Cocobola are contrated by the dominoes which are backed in Alternative Abalone.