Introduction to Pole Lathe Turning


Duration: 1 day

Price: £85

Run by: Fay Hurford
at Small Woods Association

01952 432769

The Old Station
Station Road
Coalbrookdale
Telford
Shropshire
TF8 7DR

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About the Course

Great opportunity to spend a day with a master pole lathe turner to learn the basic principles and techniques to get you started

You will learn:

- Tool selection
- Wood selection
- Forming a billet and using a shave horse
- Setting up a pole lathe
- Turning techniques to create a number of different products

The course tutor is Neill Mapes

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?

Tools, equipment and refreshments are provided and participants are asked to bring their own food and appropriate foot wear and clothing. Free parking. Courses start promptly at 9.30 (feel free to arrive from 9 for refreshments).

Rustic huts on site, camping / campervan area with stocked kitchen and wash facilities and fire pit. Café on site too! Please ask us for advice on local B&Bs and hotels.

Small Woods use only experienced professionals and woodland practitioners as tutors. We have more than 20 years’ experience of delivering courses and training and a reputation for high quality teaching and professionalism.

Small Woods courses are suitable for all levels of experience and ability and we keep course numbers low. The physical nature and/or woodland location of some courses may make them difficult for people with mobility problems. We do, however, have many years’ experience in enabling all groups to attend courses and will make every effort to ensure a satisfying experience for all.



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Course Start Dates

Saturday 3rd March 2018

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