About This File
This is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use.
Sculpture On A Lathe
Lathe turnings are combined with some relatively simple hand carving in this unusual project that is a historical figure based on an old engraving. The subject is a "vieillard" (old man), portrayed by a dancer named Magny, who worked in the Opera Francais, Paris, France, in the year 1675. While a cape was part of the original costume, and is represented by a piece of chamois in the model, it need not be included in the your figure if you wish to eliminate it.
Source: Workbench Magazine Jan-Feb 1967