Loving your craft: Maurice Franklin at 91

Maurice Franklin at the lathe

At 91, Maurice Franklin is semi-retired but continues to work a few days a week at a spindle shop in the East End of London.  He was born in 1920 above the shop where he continues to work and he began his apprentice ship in 1933. 

It is a fascinating story. Here is a craftsman with close to 80 years of experience who continues to have passion for his work.

There was only one obvious question left to ask Maurice Franklin, so I asked it, and his response was automatic and immediate, with absolute certainty. “Yes, I’d be a wood turner again.” he said.

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