Pole lathe

A pole lathe is a wood-turning lathe that uses a long pole as a return spring for a treadle. Pressing the treadle with your foot pulls on a cord that is wrapped around the piece of wood or billet being turned. The other end of the cord reaches up to the end of a long springy pole. There are plans for a lathe.

How to get the best from a pole lathe. Turning seasoned and square billets of wood on the pole lathe.

Wood turning on a spring pole lathe is all about reciprocation, all about back and forth. A: “Sure, but if you try to work the treadle with both legs – you . Learn how to build your own pole lathe for turning wood. Harry Rogers shows you through the whole process. Material considerations. The polelathe is constructed from timber in such a fashion as to make it portable but still rigid enough to turn accurately.

Kit of components including timber and metal-ware to let you make your own pole lathe. Pole Lathes are used to turn green woo typically to make chair components, rounders bats and kitchen ware etc.

Basic woodworking skills and tools are required to build this kit but it should only take a relaxing two days to . This lathe is based loosely on that design, with some modern tweaks added in, so to speak. My research into pole lathes turned up an abundance of information on different variations, but interestingly, . What is a pole – lathe ? A pole – lathe is a wood-turning lathe that is operated manually. Pressing on a foot treadle pulls on a cord that is wrapped around the piece of wood (blank) being turned. Traditionally, the other end of the cord reaches up to the end of a long pole which acts as a return spring. Learn to use hand tools, a shave horse and a pole lathe to create small items.

As the cord is reciprocating, . Mark Allery is a full time pole lathe turner and greenwood worker, and regularly demonstrates at the Museum. A member of the Association of Pole Lathe Turners and of the Sussex and Surrey Coppice Group. Mark became involved in greenwood working through conservation work, particularly the Lynchmere commons . We have kept in touch through social media since then and at one point he had planned to come and work with me for a few months. That idea ended up on hold for a while.

Roy Underhill’s version of a German spring pole lathe is a design that is hard to beat. I have a few of his spoons .