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  • Pole Lathe Kit
  • Pole Lathe Kit
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Pole Lathe Kit

5/5 1 review

Kit of components including timber and metal-ware to let you make your own pole lathe.

Pole Lathes are used to turn green wood, typically to make chair components, rounders bats and kitchen ware etc.

Basic woodworking skills and tools are required to build this kit but it should only take a relaxing two days to complete.

Comes with a simple list of contents and line drawings to identify each of the parts. 

This is the design outlined in Mike Abbotts book 'Green Woodworking - Working with Wood the Natural Way'. 

Includes milled softwood for the A-frame legs and planed hardwood (usually beech or ash) for the bed, heads, wedges etc.

Metalware includes coach bolts for the bed, metal centers one of which is an adjustable crank and all screws needed to assemble. 

Also includes shock cord and enough turning cord to get you started.

The treadle will be pre-made using a natural fork.

Not included is a springy pole or side poles for use with shock cord.

Price: £229.00 (Inc. VAT)
Availability: In Stock

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  • Superb kit

    We ordered one of these for our college to demonstrate green wood turning and the kit is superb, easy to put together and with clear instructions. I own a copy of Green Woodwork - Working with Wood the Natural Way which was very useful in helping with measurements and construction. The lathe turns superbly with side poles and shock cord and students find it an excellent introduction before moving on to the powered lathe.

    Maurice Pyle - Woodsmith

    Hi Adam, many thanks for the review, this lathe should also be durable and last a long time, ours are more than 20 years old and stil going strong, despite the woodworm!

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