Make your own Pole Lathe with Sussex Green Woodworking
Make your own pole lathe. We are now offering a two day course which will give you the opportunity to build your own pole lathe, in a beautiful ancient woodland setting. Throughout the course you will be using really chunky, good quality hardwood, to ensure your lathe will last for decades. The pole lathe is a stunningly clever and simple piece of equipment used for making chair parts and other “turned” items. It is a primitive and ancient device that uses leg power to spin the timber blank so a sharp tool can be held against it and the wood “turned”. The lathe uses a long flexible pole as a return spring, hence the name. It has been used for centuries to make chair parts. Sussex Green Woodworking run a variety of courses that are suitable for anyone with an interest in green wood-working; from complete beginners to more experienced wood workers. More informations can be found on our website. At the end of the course you will take home your very own pole lathe to continue enjoying for years to come. This could be the start of a lifelong passion for green woodwork. The course runs for 2 days from 10am to 5pm each day with a break at 1pm for a wholesome energy boosting lunch. The cost of the pole lathe course is £275, this includes all tuition, all tools and materials.
What's included in the price?
The fire is kept alight all day, and so tea and coffee always on the go. Lunch is soup and bread or something else warm and wholesome. The world's best flapjack could make an appearance.... All tools and materials are provided. Camping is permitted at no extra cost, although the facilities are basic. There's a loo but no shower. The courses are suitable for anyone with an interest in green wood-working; from complete beginners to more experienced wood workers. The woods are near Lewes and easily accessible by car. Lewes is under an hour from London by rail, and from there one would take a taxi for around £15.
Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts
- Hearing impaired
- Father's Day
- Hen dos
- Accommodation offered
- Corporate days out & team building
- Intermediate level
- Parking provided
- Suitable for beginners
- Advanced/pro level
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