Pole Lathe Turning - one day 'bodging' course

Pole Lathe Turning - one day 'bodging' course

Duration: One day (10-4)

Price: £95

Run by: Lincoln Castle

Contact: Amy

01522 552434

Lincoln Castle
Castle Square
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN1 3AA

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About the Course

Pole Lathe Turning - one day course at Lincoln Castle.

On this course you will be following in the footsteps of the bodgers, traditional craftsmen who for centuries used these very methods to produce quality chair legs for the furniture industry. Starting with freshly sawn logs and working through each stage you will make a useful household object, anything from a garden dibber to a rounder’s bat or even a baby’s rattle for the more adventurous! Each student will have the full use of a pole lathe, shaving horse and set of greenwood working tools.

On the course students will learn; How to safely use the tools provided. How to carefully select and cleave (split) the logs for working. How to shape the wood using a shaving horse and drawknife. And finally how to turn greenwood using a pole lathe.

Participant Information:
Students attending the course should wear stout shoes, preferably steel toe capped boots if available, and clothes that they don’t mind getting damaged/dirty. Suitable for ages 16+.

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

What's included in the price?

All materials and tools are included in the fee. Tea and coffee will be available.



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


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