Pole Lathe - Bowl Turning
Have look at the three bowl turning hooks by respected toolsmith Ben Orford, also Bowls and Spoons DVD presented by Dick Strawbridge.
Over the last few years we have tried some of the conventional bowl turning tools currently available to turn green wood on a pole lathe. The tools listed here all work in slightly different ways. Our favorites are Ben Orfords Bowl Hooks and the Ashley Iles Bowl Gouge with a finger nail grind.
Whilst Ben Orfords hook tools come unhandled they easy to make and fit, commonly using a straight length of coppice hazel.