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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The age-old skills of hand carving and pole lathe turning were demonstrated in the woodland gardens by volunteers, showing how small pieces of wood could be transformed into beautiful and useful objects.
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.
Aside from the information that I learnt about the FUN and the FSA, the links and distinctions between them, the APF show as a whole gave a valuable insight into the whole picture of forestry, from traditional practices (such as pole lathe turning and horse logging) to hi-tech equipment.
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.
Meanwhile, the blacksmith is still busy at his hand-cranked forge, and the woodworker still turns a chair leg on his pole lathe.