The pole lathe - making a stool
ancient craft of the pole lathe: from green wood to a stool
week is aimed at beginners and
those with some basic knowledge of green wood working and the pole lathe wanting to improve their skills. You’ll
four-legged stool with a woven sea grass seat to take away with you.
learn how to set up and
use the shave horse and the pole lathe getting plenty of practice and
guidance working on a carefully selected project that will introduce
develop your skills on the pole lathe with each of the main chisels. You’ll learn to make
joints used in stool making. You’ll discover the uses and
of the various trees and the pleasure and satisfaction of working with
rather than seasoned wood.
introduction to green wood turning and stool making
of green wood
and different tree species
to the shave horse
and using the draw knife
to the pole lathe
and basic green wood turning
roughing out gouge and the flat chisel
to the spindle gouge and skew chisel
to the stool making
you already have some experience with the tools then there is the
to be creative with the legs if desired)
finishes used in green wood turning
the legs and stretchers
introduction to the joints used in stool making
a sea grass seat
Duration: 5 days; 7
hours per day
£500 for two people
£100 per additional group member.
one-to-one booking available at £500. Accommodation
see booking information.
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day and time that suits you; tel. 01388 529154 or email email@example.com
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group size two; maximum six. Participants should be 16 or over.
too strenuous an activity you will need to be able to stand at the
pole lathe for
several hours pushing the treadle with your foot. Bring a packed lunch
The activity leader has over 30 years experience in green wood work and the pole lathe and is DBS checked.
North Pennines - Weardale