The Lindow MADE lathe was the last of the MADE team lathes to be completed. Its physical manifestation represents 6 long years of hard work. The assembly began in 2015 and was only completed in mid 2016, but the idea was born many years before.
The machine was conceived in 2010 in a joint effort between Al Collins and David Lindow to produce a new and better ornamental turning rose engine than had previously existed for fixed tool work. Together, they formulated the most basic design direction, identified constraints and requirements, and developed a vision for the machine. They began to lay out and produce patterns for casting while constructing the logic of the machine’s operation. The project was on its way.