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Pole lathe beginners

Pole lathe beginners

Duration: One day (9.30-4)

Price: £95

Book with: Fay, Niki and Rachel
at Ecclesall Woods Craft Courses

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

Course Start Dates

Saturday 28th March 2020
Thursday 30th April 2020

About the Course

This one day course will introduce you to the use of a traditionally foot powered pole lathe.

You will learn practical tips and techniques on:

- Considering different types of wood and what you can make from them.
- Looking at the types of tools used in Greenwood Craft, and how to use them.
- Cleaving greenwood logs into billets ready for turning, using a froe and an axe.
- Using a shave horse and drawknife to shape the wood ready for turning.
- Setting up/tensioning a bungee lathe and a pole lathe.

You will use those tips and techniques to design and make a garden dibber.

Please let us know if you have any specific requirements or needs. Refundable up to two weeks prior to course (minus £30 admin fee). No refunds for cancellations within two weeks of course. All adult courses are for 16 years or over.

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

What's included in the price?

All materials and tool use are provided for you on the day. Refreshments and biscuits throughout the course. Please bring a packed lunch, notebook and pen and wear suitable clothes for working outdoors.

Want to review this course?

An excellent, practical, course in a splendid setting. Experienced tutor demonstrated and explained clearly and well plus volunteer helpers meant help was always available when needed. All staff friendly and enthusiastic. I felt I'd learned a lot and would do another course there.

- - #21514

A great day learning a new skill in a delightful environment. The course was hands on from start to finish and the course tutor with 3 volunteers, along with a small class of 6 meant that everyone got the support and attention they needed.

- - #21508

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.

- - #1267

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  • Wheelchair friendly

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