Turning on the Pole Lathe: Open Session
In this three-day tutorial open to students of all levels, participants will be guided through the process of turning wood on a pole lathe according to their skill levels and personal goals. We’ll cover both the basics and more advanced techniques. Starting with open form bowls, the class will move into turning end grain cups and, depending on skill level and experience, will turn handled bowls and cups. Time will be spent in the blacksmith shop making hook tools and discussing their design and maintenance as well. This will be a great class for any skill level from beginners to folks with some pole lathe turning experience. Students should be prepared for a physically demanding class that requires a certain level of stamina, coordination, and physical strength. Students must be able to stand on one leg for extended periods of time, have their joints in good working condition, and have the hand strength to open a sealed jar or swing an axe or hammer repeatedly. If there are questions about this or if students have injuries or physical limitations, please contact the school before registering.
Includes materials fee of $40.00
You will need the following tools for this class:
All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins. However, if you have a sharp axe or any hook tools, please bring them.
Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.