Pole and treadle lathe turning refers to woodturning, often using green wood, with any form of non-electrical or non-power driven lathe. This will include pole, bow, treadle, or bungee. It will include sites on the history, and sites giving information on building and using these.
Abbotts Living Wood
Information on pole-lathe turning courses, chair-making and green wood crafts. Situated in Herefordshire, UK.
Association of Pole Lathe Turners
Dedicated to spreading knowledge about pole lathe turning and greenwood working; includes event news, list of courses and demonstrators, gallery and construction plans.
Blood and Sawdust
Articles and essays by Tom Rettie on medieval and Renaissance woodworking; including pole-lathe, flywheel lathe, and portable spring-pole.
Early Wood Lathes
Historical site mainly concerned with games but has pages which include illustrations from manuscripts, on ancient lathes, bow lathes, pole lathes, continual rotation lathe, speciality lathes and notes on a 17th century turner.
Green Wood Worker
Dedicated to coordinating volunteers interested in demonstrating pole-lathe and other green wood working crafts, at The Amberley Working Museum, in West Sussex, England. Tuition given in woodland crafts.
Ted Rushworth on using a pole-lathe, and useful articles, including history and plans. Includes articles by Brian Haworth of the Beamish Museum.
How to Build a Pole Lathe
How Mark McLean built a simple robust pole lathe in Australia.
Demonstrates turning parts for stools, chairs, ladles, scoops, spurtles, spoons and spatulas. A great activity for open days at historical houses, museums or country fairs in New Zealand.
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