Pole lathe course

A two-day course to learn how to work with green wood using simple hand tools, and a pole lathe, to create a stool with turned legs. Under the expert tuition of green woodworker Peter Wood.

Saturday 9th-Sunday 10th March 2019

9.30am to 4.00pm

  • Learn about different tree species and understand why different woods are suitable for different tasks, how growth effects its use, and look at wood suitable for cleaving.
  • Learn how to cleave wood.
  • Learn basic axe work and use a shaving horse, drawknives to rough shape the stool legs.
  • Learn how to turn leg components on a traditional pole lathe
  • Shape a stool seat using planes, inshaves, travishers and spokeshaves.
  • Finishing with a great stool to take home.


Cost:                     £225 per person – 6 places

Venue:                 Sylva Wood Centre, Oxfordshire, OX14 4QT

Tutor:                   Peter Wood, Founder of Greenwood Days www.greenwooddays.co.uk


March 9th, 2019 9:30 AM   through   March 10th, 2019 4:00 PM
Sylva Wood Centre
Little Wittenham Rd
Long Wittenham, OXF OX14 4QT
United Kingdom
Phone: 01865 408018
Event Fee(s)
Course fee (inc.materials) £ 225.00
Course fee less £50 value gift voucher (Purchased via our shop. Proof of purchase required). £ 175.00
Optional donation to Sylva Foundation £ 10.00

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