What is a 'turner'?

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What is a 'turner'?

Postby Reductor » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:57 am

In MN 10 the phrase:

"Just as a skilled turner or his apprentice, when making a long turn, discerns that he is making a long turn, or when making a short turn discerns that he is making a short turn


What is/was a turner?
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Re: What is a 'turner'?

Postby Paññāsikhara » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:25 am

thereductor wrote:In MN 10 the phrase:

"Just as a skilled turner or his apprentice, when making a long turn, discerns that he is making a long turn, or when making a short turn discerns that he is making a short turn


What is/was a turner?


It is another name for a person who uses a "lathe". A "turner" "turns" at a "lathe".

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Possibly the height of new fangled technology at the Buddha's time.
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Re: What is a 'turner'?

Postby Kim OHara » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:31 am

Paññāsikhara wrote:
thereductor wrote:...
What is/was a turner?


It is another name for a person who uses a "lathe". A "turner" "turns" at a "lathe".
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Possibly the height of new fangled technology at the Buddha's time.

Treadle powered back then, like the traditional potter's wheel or (more recently :tongue: ) your granny's sewing machine.
But I haven't got any pictures. :broke:

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Re: What is a 'turner'?

Postby Reductor » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:05 am

I thought it might be linked to carpentry. When I use a scroll saw for finishing work (carpentry) the mental focus is similar to that of watching the breath in anapanasati.

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Re: What is a 'turner'?

Postby Paññāsikhara » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:07 am

Kim O'Hara wrote:
Paññāsikhara wrote:
thereductor wrote:...
What is/was a turner?


It is another name for a person who uses a "lathe". A "turner" "turns" at a "lathe".
...
Possibly the height of new fangled technology at the Buddha's time.

Treadle powered back then, like the traditional potter's wheel or (more recently :tongue: ) your granny's sewing machine.
But I haven't got any pictures. :broke:

Kim


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Re: What is a 'turner'?

Postby Kim OHara » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:16 am

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Re: What is a 'turner'?

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:38 pm

I started this thread for a Alms Bowls and Ven. Dhammanandho gave some similar info aswell as some useful info.
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Re: What is a 'turner'?

Postby rowyourboat » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:36 pm

but there must be something more with long turns and short turns!
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