This is an excerpt from a post on Memoria Technica and is used with permission. See the original post here.

David Lindow and Brittany Nicole Cox of Memoria Technica paid a visit to Al Collins at his workshop in LA. Al is producing some fascinating pieces using his MADE lathe through research into techniques and materials used in the making of the Coburg Ivories. Check out what he’s been up to below.


An incredible amount of work goes into the making of each lathe. Every part is manufactured and finished by hand here in the United States. We thought we’d share some photos of the process with you.