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Pole lathe turning - one day course

Duration: One day (9.30-4)

Price: £85

Run by: Fay Kenyon
at Ecclesall Woods Craft Courses

J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre
Ecclesall Woods
Abbey Lane
S7 2QZ

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About the Course

A course to introduce you to green wood craft and how to use a pole lathe. Have you ever wanted to make something amazing but lacked the confidence to have a go? This is the course for you and you will be developing a hobby which connects you with the environment can be profoundly satisfying.
Our tutor is a skilled woodsman who makes green wood craft for a living and is keen to enthuse new converts to green woodworking.
You will spend the day:

1. Considering different types of wood and what you can make from it.
2. Looking at the types of tools used in Greenwood Craft, and how to use them.
3. Cleaving greenwood logs into billets ready for turning, using a Froe and an Axe.
4. Using a shavehorse and drawknife to shape the wood ready for turning.
5. Create your own craft to take home, a garden dibber, baseball bat or other simple turned object.

Refundable up to two weeks prior to course (minus £30 admin fee) No refunds for cancellations within two weeks of course.

Please let us know if you have any specific requirements or needs. All adult courses are open to 16 years old and 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 tools are provided for you on the day. You will need to bring a packed lunch - drinks and biscuits are provided!

Please 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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Course Start Dates

Sunday 10th November 2019

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for events & groups

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