Basic Pole Lathe Turning - one day


Duration: One day

Price: £85

Run by: Fay Kenyon
at Ecclesall Woods Craft Courses

0114 235 6348

J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre
Ecclesall Woods
Abbey Lane
Sheffield
Yorkshire
S7 2QZ

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About the Course

Introduction to Pole Lathe Turning - one day course
9:30am-4pm

A Course to introduce you to Green wood craft and how to use a Pole Lathe. Have you ever wanted to make something amazing but lacked the confidence to have a go? This is the course for you and you will be developing a hobby which connects you with the environment can be profoundly satisfying. Our Tutor is a skilled Woodsman who makes greenwood craft for a living and is keen to enthuse new converts to green woodworking
You will spend the day:

1. Considering different types of wood and what you can make from it.
2. Looking at the types of tools used in Greenwood Craft, and how to use them.
3. Cleaving greenwood logs into billets ready for turning, using a Froe and an Axe.
4. Using a shavehorse and drawknife to shape the wood ready for turning.
5. Create your own craft to take home, a garden dibber, baseball bat or other simple turned object.

Refundable up to two weeks prior to course (minus £30 admin fee) No refunds for cancellations within two weeks of course.

Please let us know if you have any specific requirements or needs. All adult courses are open to 16 year olds and over.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials and tools are provided for you on the day. You will need to bring a packed lunch - drinks and biscuits are provided!

Please wear suitable clothes for working outdoors.



Want to review this course?

Very good course! Lots of hands on work using much more than just a pole lathe -axes, Froes, cleaving breaks, different shave horses, draw knives. Experienced and enthusiastic tutor with three assistants so there was always someone on hand for advice and help even with five students on the course. Good effective and efficient demonstrtions of required techniques leaving lots of time for students to put into practice. A lovely team of people - I will be back to attend more courses at this centre.

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


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