Creator: Smith, Jim
Description: Photograph of Chester Knight, from Conroe, demonstrating a treadle lathe at the Texas Folklife Festival. The piece of wood to be carved is fixed upon a rotating axle, powered by a foot pedal. Knight is sitting at the lathe, holding a carving tool against the rotating piece to shape it. He has gray hair, dark eyebrows and glasses. He is wearing a blue shirt and brown plaid pants. Some festival visitors have gathered around to watch him work.
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