Three day course to BUILD YOUR OWN POLE LATHE and learn to use it under expert guidance. The pole lathe you make will be yours to take home at the end of the course.
Includes an option to stay on for an additional day to also make a shavehorse which you’ll take away.
No experience required.
DATES TO BE CONFIRMED FOR 2021
- 3 or 4 days
- Cost: £430 / £550
- Venue: Northumberland Centre for Greenwood Craft at Kirkley Hall Farm.
IF YOU WANT TO STAY ON FOR AN ADDITIONAL DAY TO ALSO MAKE A SHAVEHORSE, SELECT THE OPTIONAL DAY ABOVE.
This is the course for you if you have always wanted to make a pole lathe but put off by the prospect of sourcing the right materials, and of course, finding the time.
Day 1 and 2
The first two days will be spent making the lathe from high quality seasoned dimensioned hard and softwood assembled into kits.
You will be carefully guided through the build-up, stage by stage to produce a durable and efficient pole lathe that will last for many years.
On day 3, after your pole lathe has passed its maiden turning test, the emphasis will then be on learning how to use the main tools of green woodworking safely and accurately to produce small turned items.
If you elect to stay on for an extra day, we will concentrate on making the components and assembly of an English Rustic Style Shavehorse.
The shavehorse you make will be yours to take home.
We’ll use specialist good quality hand tools such as carving axes, froes, drawknives and turning gouges and chisels from eminent makers such as Gransfors Bruk, Hans Karlsson and Svante Djarv.
All materials, tools and devices will be provided. You will leave with a fully working pole lathe (and a shavehorse if you book for the four days).
No previous knowledge or experience required.
Maximum number of students 6 per course.
Once you have made the payment for this course, Joining Instructions will be sent via email.
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