Spring-Pole Lathe: Build Your Own
Spring-pole lathes are reminiscent of colonial woodworking traditions and have been used for hundreds of years to create elegant chair legs, spindles, and bowls from freshly cut, rough wood stock. In its simplest form the foot-powered spring-pole lathe is both easy to operate and efficient, allowing for complete control over the turning process. In this course you work with traditional woodworking tools to build your own wood turning machine from freshly milled white pine. The course also covers the basics of wood turning. You will have the chance to split green wood into rough stock and experience a real sense of satisfaction as a piece of wood evolves into a chair stretcher, candlestick or similarly shaped object.
Length: 3 Days