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In-person classCOVID-19 SecureTurn a wooden bowl outdoors on a foot powered pole lathe
5(3 reviews)
Learn how to turn a wooden bowl outdoors, using a foot powered pole lathe and simple hand tools at our woodland workshop in the city.

Hackney

£100 pp

7 hour class

Beginner

Next available date:3rd October 2020
What happens in this class?

At the London Greenwood workshop, you will use a hand made, foot powered "pole lathe" to turn your own wooden bowl from locally grown green wood. Using just two simple turning tools and powering your lathe by foot you will create a functional wooden bowl to take home with you. We will also talk about drying, oiling and caring for your bowl as well as selecting material, tool use, sharpening and how to continue. We will be working outdoors in all weather but we'll stay dry and there will be a fire if gets it chilly.

Things to remember

Dress for the weather Sensible footware, no sandals or bare feet Bring a packed lunch (food avilable nearby) Tea, coffee and biscuits provided

Latest Reviews
5(3 reviews)
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Thida - September 21st
Amazing class! Dave is a great teacher, he was really helpful and patient with us. I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in doing something crafty :)
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George - September 13th
Great course with helpful knowledgeable teacher with small class size so you were never left waiting for guidance. Lovely location and atmosphere. Pole lathe bowl turning is a fun challenge. Highly recommended
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Valerie - September 12th
I've done a number of classes at London Greenwood and have enjoyed them all. This new wood turning course was no exception. It is the only manual pole lathe class available in London and taught in the outdoor workshop within Abney Park. Our teacher Dave had prepared the blanks and the tools so we were able to get straight down to using the pole lathe. We all completed very handsome bowls (for a first go!) by the end of the day and I feel i have acquired a good understanding of the process. This class is taught in small groups (4 of us on this occasion) so there was plenty of individual attention. As Dave had warned us, it's a physical day (foot-powered!) but there were plenty of stops for lunch/tea/coffee and a great feeling of satisfaction on completion.
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Age Requirement

18

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London Green Wood is a non-profit cooperative of woodworkers practising rural crafts in the city. Based at Abney Park Cemetery, a small woodland in Hackney, we work with green wood straight from the log and hand tools. All the wood we use has been felled locally.

We have been running events and teaching courses at our woodland workshop since 2011. We promise a beautiful setting, friendly people, the satisfaction of learning new skills and a fire when it gets chilly. We run courses for adults, for groups and for families. We run workshop sessions for members of our cooperative…

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Class Location
Abney Park
Hackney
Stoke Newington High Street
N16 0LH
London
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Fri 2 Oct 2020, 8:30am - 3:30pm
Sat 3 Oct 2020, 8:30am - 3:30pm
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Hackney, N16 0LH
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Hackney, N16 0LH
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Sat 7 Nov 2020, 9:00am - 4:00pm

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Reviews

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Thida - September 21st
Amazing class! Dave is a great teacher, he was really helpful and patient with us. I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in doing something crafty :)
review
George - September 13th
Great course with helpful knowledgeable teacher with small class size so you were never left waiting for guidance. Lovely location and atmosphere. Pole lathe bowl turning is a fun challenge. Highly recommended
review
Valerie - September 12th
I've done a number of classes at London Greenwood and have enjoyed them all. This new wood turning course was no exception. It is the only manual pole lathe class available in London and taught in the outdoor workshop within Abney Park. Our teacher Dave had prepared the blanks and the tools so we were able to get straight down to using the pole lathe. We all completed very handsome bowls (for a first go!) by the end of the day and I feel i have acquired a good understanding of the process. This class is taught in small groups (4 of us on this occasion) so there was plenty of individual attention. As Dave had warned us, it's a physical day (foot-powered!) but there were plenty of stops for lunch/tea/coffee and a great feeling of satisfaction on completion.