Turn a wooden bowl on a traditional pole lathe
This is suitable for complete beginners but will provide enough challenges for people with some experience of woodturning. You will be using a traditional foot-powered bowl lathe to turn a greenwood log into a bowl that will be just the job for your morning cereal or soups and stews. Throughout the day we will discuss the build of the lathe, types of wood used and the variety of handmade tools that can be used to turn with. We will begin with a bowl 'blank' that I will have axed from a greenwood log ready for you so that you get as much time on the lathe as possible. You will use a variety of specialist hook tools to turn the shape of your bowl and then work your way through all the stages to complete your first turned bowl. There is ample time to get to grips with the different tools used in the process and to chat about the techniques used. This is a one to one course in my workshop. The course dates are flexible depending on demand and can run on weekdays or weekends, so if you would like to discuss a date then get in touch. It is a physically demanding process and a reasonable level of fitness is needed, and we will take regular breaks throughout the day. If you have knee, back or hip problems it may not be for you. PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE BOOKING A DATE - I run these sessions on dates that work for both of us so please get in touch before booking to ensure your preferred date is available. Use the 'message the tutor' button to do this. Adults only
What's included in the price?
All tools and materials are provided. I will provide a simple vegetarian lunch of soup and bread and there will be plenty of refreshments available throughout the day to keep you going.
7 hours (flexible times to suit)
Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts
I am Steve at Northern Wood Monkey and I have been working both in and with wood for the past 10 years. From managing local woodlands I gained a love of learning and developing the crafts that come from them. Carving and turning took hold with me, and I love sharing what I have learned with others.
- Suitable for all abilities
- Daytime (weekdays)
- Suitable for beginners
- Parking provided
- Intermediate level
- Public transport