Woodturning is most often associated with wooden chair legs. But this nowadays very rare, fascinating craft involves much more. Christine Polheim will demonstrate the technique on the lathe and spice mills, spinning tops, balls, bowls, etc. made of various woods can be purchased.
The local museum of Binningen, opened in 1987, shows the prehistory and settlement history, gives an insight into the geology and nature of the region, forestry and agriculture, old crafts and village life. Particularly worth mentioning are the Basel artist larvae from 1925-1984 of the Ruth Eidenbenz-Tschudin collection, the working printing press from around 1920, the Binningen associations and Binningen heads (Curt Goetz, Ricco Koelner and Bolo Mäglin), the 1930s dental practice collection, the Iris pin factory from 1936-1991 with film, the parsonage of the Binningen poet-priest Jonas Breitenstein and the painting studio of his son Ernst Breitenstein.
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