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'Experience day on a traditional pole lathe'

Made in Kielder

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This is a unique opportunity to pick up a heritage craft from a professional turner. Pole lathe turning is increasingly popular and bowl turning experiences a 'renaissance'. It is a real, hands-on skill that has tarvelled through history till the present day.
To create something useable and useful is an absolute joy, something that is only toped by the fact that is made from wood and not from plastic.
I can accomodate up to two participants at the moment. One-to-ones however, is the best ways to get most out of your day.

What You'll Get


Heritage crafts man and profesional bowl and plate turner with over 10 years of experience turning on a traditional, foot powered pole-lathe.
I offer full day experience days in which you will pick up the basic skills needed to transform a lump of wood into a beautiful and functional item.I am very much a learning-by-doing man and believe the best way to pick up the skill of bowl turning is by getting right down to it. I will guide you but you will have plenty of opportunity to practice, making mistakes and celebrating successes. I love to keep it fun and relaxed.
The day will start with an introduction to green woodwork, tools, tools handling and sharpening. Then we will go into choosing the right timber and assessing a log for it's suitability for turning and processing the log to have a finished roughed out bowl ready to mount on the lathe.
The rest of the day will be spend on the lathe learning the techniques needed for cutting out a bowl.
The day is physically demanding but we will have plenty of breaks for processing newly learnes stuff and tea.
There will be a lunch break, of course. My workshop is a midge-free enviroment.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • tools and materials

Departure Point
Station Garage, Kielder, Hexham NE48 1EG, UK

Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 1/26/2020 - 4/1/2021
Wednesday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 05:30 PM

8 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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The Fine Print

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.