Pole lathe


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a simple form of lathe, or a substitute for a lathe, in which the work is turned by means of a cord passing around it, one end being fastened to the treadle, and the other to an elastic pole above.

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Cross over to the Countryside section and watch the skill of the pole lathe turner and the grace of the side saddle demonstration or learn the correct way to handle an air-rifle and speak to the experts in a conservation and country stewardship.
There will be demonstrations on pole lathe turning and spoon carving from Greenwood Training including children's activities and there will be local music by The Northumberland Ukes.
The age-old skills on display included handcarving and pole lathe turning.
It's free for families to take part and among other skills you can learn how to shape wood on the pole lathe and shave horse, two traditional tools.
There will be pole lathe turning demonstrations and Gwynedd Archaeological Trust will be on hand to talk about replica historical items.
GUN dogs, a chainsaw carver and a pole lathe woodturner will all be in action at a fun event over the Bank Holiday next weekend.
I returned to Wales and England to track down the last bodgers--those old-time woodland turners who produced parts for the chair industry around High Wycombe--and have been working on the pole lathe ever since.
Among the dozens of crafts and demonstration stands, visitors can try pole lathe turning, chair bodging or willow weaving at Beacon Hill Country Park near Loughborough, with sweeping views over the growing National Forest.
Children have already enjoyed a craft session with a difference when two skilled crafts people visited the college, bringing with them a traditional pole lathe and teaching pupils to make woodland animals out of willow.
This spring pole lathe was designed for use in the forest, although of course it can be used anywhere.