Pole Lathe Bowl Turning

1 day pole lathe bowl turning course

The one day course will focus on the traditional techniques of turning a bowl from green wood using a pole lathe.  Students will be shown how to select and split the wood using a tool called a froe, then process it using a shave horse and draw knife. Step by step instruction will be provided on correct chisel selection and technique to turn the inside and outside of the bowl.  The pole lathes are pedal operated which gives you a wonderful connection with the rhythm of wood removal. 

The course is suitable for both total beginners and more experienced individuals who want to refine their craft.

The day runs from 9.30 in the morning to 4.00 in the afternoon. Light refreshments will be provided throughout the day and are included in the price, a packed lunch is recommended or a café is available on site for lunch


All materials tools and equipment will be provided within the price.