This demonstration will have a short history about Ornamental lathes (Rose Engine), Parts of the lathe and a description of how the lathe operates Working with a Rose Engine Lathe is working wood with Metal Machinist precision.

  • Skill Requirements: Intermediate to Advance
  • Tools: Note Pad
  • Wood None


Dan Henry: I was born and raised in North west Ohio on a farm, joined the Air Force and retired after 21 years of service, moved to Texas to work for E Systems /Raytheon. I started turning pens in 1995 and have turned many different items since then, bowls, candle stick holders, platters, segmented both closed and open, bottle stoppers, Christmas Ornaments , bird houses, hollow forms, and one of my favorite is lidded boxes. I got interested in Rose Engine Turning in 2007, build a MDF Rose Engine lathe, and have move on with a Lindow machine. I still like making lidded boxes that have threaded lids with some Rose Engine embellishment on them. I will be using a shop built portable Rose Engine lathe that Martin Strand has made. I am a member of the AAW, Dallas Area Woodturners and Hunt County Woodturners, have attended every TTT, and SWAT since 1998 along with several AAW Symposiums.