The Woodsmith POLE LATHE KIT includes the basic raw timber and metal ware you need to make your own pole lathe.
SORRY, NOT AVAILABLE FOR NEXT DAY DELIVERY
NOTE: this is NOT a simple assembly kit of pre-made parts.
To complete this build you will need the skills to cut out and make reasonably accurate mortises and tenons.
Basic woodworking skills and tools required, and the skills to accurately measure and mark out and saw/chop mortises and tenons.
It should take about two days to complete.
Pole Lathes are used to turn green wood, typically to make chair components, rounders bats and kitchen ware etc.
Comes with a simple list of contents and line drawings to identify each of the parts.
The building of this design is outlined in Mike Abbott’s first book ‘Green Woodworking – Working with Wood the Natural Way’. Whilst OUT OF PRINT, it is highly recommended that you source a 2nd hand copy of this book for the assembly instructions to take you carefully through the build. Let us know if you can’t find a copy.
Included in the kit:
- milled softwood for the A-frame legs
- planed and dimensioned hardwood (usually beech or ash) to make the bed, heads, wedges etc.
- metal ware including ground and polished metal centres, coach bolts and screws
- 8mm shock cord and 5mm drive cord
- ready-to-use treadle, made from a natural fork.
The following carpentry tools are typical (but not exclusive) of those that will be required: saws (panel, x-cut and ripping), drill bits and augers, smoothing plane, cordless drill, carpenters square, chisel set, mallet, clamps and a vice. Probably not an exhaustive list!
Metal ware includes coach bolts for the bed, ground and polished metal centers one of which is an adjustable crank and all screws needed to assemble.
Also includes 9′ of 8mm shock cord, enough to double-up and enough polypropylene drive cord to get you started.
The treadle will be pre-made for you using a natural fork typically from ash.
NOT included is a springy pole or side poles for use with shock cord.
Will arrive in three packages.
NOT AVAILABLE FOR NEXT DAY DELIVERY.
ALTERNATIVELY: Have a look at our course Build Your Own Pole Lathe and Learn to Use it.
On this three day course, not only will you be expertly guided in the building of a beautiful pole lathe but you’ll be taught how to use it. Materials come from the WOODSMITH Pole Lathe Kit which is based on a tried and tested design.