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Turn a wooden bowl outdoors on a foot powered pole lathe

5(33 reviews)
Learn how to turn a wooden bowl using a foot powered pole lathe at our woodland workshop in the city. Suitable for beginners and improvers.
£100 pp
Next available date:28th August 2022
What happens in this class?

At the London Greenwood workshop you will use a foot powered pole lathe to turn your own wooden bowl from locally grown green wood. Starting by learning good axing technique to prepare your bowl blank then how to set up a pole lathe you will move on to use two hand forged turning tools and powering your lathe by foot you will create a functional wooden bowl to take home with you. We will also talk about drying, oiling and caring for your bowl as well as selecting materials and how to continue. We will be working outdoors in all…

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Things to remember

We'll be working outdoors in all weather (under a tarp if it rains) so dress suitably. Sensible foot ware, no sandals or bare feet. Please bring reading glasses if you wear them. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch (food available on site and nearby) Tea, coffee, water…

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5(33 reviews)
Yahia Elgamal - 26 June 2022
The class was great. Was very intensive, starting with axing a piece of wood that was prepped slightly for us. Then we started turning the wood for many hours. At the end, we used a carving knife to get the stem out of the bowl. Dave, the instructor, was very patient and helpful. I definitely recommend this course, but be prepared from some physical effort. The place was fabulous in the middle of hackney farm, was a great experience overall.
Belinda Edwards - 22 June 2022
Very intense, but fabulous day! We wee working in a stunningly beautiful setting. Tutor is very patient and helpful. I totally recommend this course.
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