This machined aluminum desk and gadget toy, albeit skilled, began with master mechanics and their apprentices.
According to legend, the former gave the latter a solid cube. They then challenged the latter to make it into the same solid cube you see in the cage. This challenge required the “turner” or lathe operator to learn all the skills needed to operate a lathe.
Aluminum floating Turner cubes, machined to be tiny 1-inch wonders, can be engraved (at the time of printing) in one of two styles.