I was in Paderborn, Germany this week.
Knowing my luv for wood, the team there arranged a tour of a local and family owned furniture factory.
The shop had an impressive array of woodworking machinery along with meticulous attention to waste recovery. All the sawdust and scrap wood is collected and burned, heating the surrounding houses via underground ducts…. Amazing.
Of course I had to pause at the template guided lathe. I was surprised that the cutter was actually a circular saw blade cutting from the backside.
I was given a turned gavel cleverly made into a bottle opener. Will create plans for this later and post.
Attached are phone pictures I took while at the factory: