|The turner's atelier|
|The view from the workman's perspective on the streetscape|
|Handmade lathe chisels|
|The lathe machinery|
|tablesaw most commonly seen on jobsites|
|a lot of turned piecework|
|Handles or turned offcuts|
The handles demonstrate the skills of a workman who keeps a pattern in his mind's eye: controlled irregularity. I've had trouble find ferrules in China for student projects. The term in Chinese is, 铁箍, tiegu. These ferrules, however, appeared to be nothing more than cheap tin. An unapplied example bent more easily that metal from a tin can.
|historical architecture: demolition by neglect|
|recurring rafter tail detail|
|Shared courtyard of Republic houses|
While it's too soon to say, there might better concerted efforts to preserving some of the preserved elements in this neighborhood. Historic markers identified these buildings as built during the Republic era. It's frustrating to see so much exposed timberframing that could have been preserved even 10 years ago with a minimum of efforts to keep it dry.
|Squatters and Squalidness|