Make your own Pole Lathe and learn how to use it

A two day course new for 2021. An exciting opportunity to build your own pole lathe and learn the basics of how to use it by turning a variety of items such as rolling pins, dibbers, rounders bats, coffee dampers, spurtles!

On Day One you will assemble your very own pole lathe and be introduced to its use. You will spend the afternoon starting to learn how to master the subtle, rhythmical, slightly hypnotic treadle action combined with careful angling of the chisel to turn your work.

Day Two will see you learning a range of turning techniques using the different chisels to create various items such as rolling pins, dibbers, rounders bats, coffee dampers, spoon blanks, spurtles!

At the end of the course you will take home your very own pole lathe to continue enjoying for years to come

"I wanted to thank you for a wonderful experience on the pole lathe course, I gained so much information and knowledge and the help and support was outstanding, thank you."

"Many thanks for such a good weekend pole lathing. It was great to have so much patient support and encouragement when trying to learn a new skill. The lathe is now set up in the garden and I’m looking forward to using it again very soon."

"Thanks for a very relaxing and mindful weekend"

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I'd like to thank you for a lovely weekend! We all learnt a lot over the course of the two days; from instruction, observation and from being given space and time to try things for ourselves. Thank you.