What you'll learn

  • Choosing the right wood

    Learn about the properties of different British timber and how to choose a suitable piece.

  • Creating a blank

    How to split your wood, mark out your ‘blank’ and how to use your axe safely.

  • Using a pole lathe

    Find out how a pole lathe works, how to attach a mandrill and how to mount your blank to the lathe. Learn about different types of turning tools.

  • Finishing touches

    How to finish your bowl: trimming it, drying and oiling or painting it.



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