Bowl Turning on a Pole Lathe with Geoff Hannis



Spend a great day discovering how to turn a beautiful wooden bowl from British wood on the pole lathe with Geoff Hannis. From log to bowl, you’ll learn the following processes: - Understanding the properties of different British timbers and choosing the right timber suitable for bowl turning - How to mark out a bowl ‘blank’ - How to use an axe safely - Learning to attach a mandrel and how to mount your blanks to the lathe correctly - Using the lathe and different types of turning hooks - Finishing touches Best of all, not only will gain all this knowledge, but you’ll come away a beautifully turned wooden bowl of your very own. The day can be physically demanding so you’ll need a practical level of fitness or a good level of stamina!

What's included in the price?

All tools & materials are included. We also provide teas etc and snacks. There is access to a microwave if you need to heat up the lunch you bring.


7 hours (9:31am to 4:31pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


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with Craft Courses since 2022

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Public transport
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181 Frenchay Park Road, BRISTOL, Gloucestershire, BS16 1EL