Start: 1st June 2018
10:00 am
End: 1st June 2018
4:00 pm
Please note, this event has now passed

Event Venue

Brockhampton Estate, Bringsty, near Bromyard, Herefordshire, WR6 5TB

GPS: 52.1923024, -2.4629449

Pole Lathe Wood Turning Introductory Workshop

Discover the ancient skill of bodging or pole lathe turning. Working with green wood you will learn how to make a rolling pin, rounders bat or spinning top. Under the expert supervision of Maurice he will help you to work the old shave horse and learn to turn a pole lathe. It’s great fun and was once an essential part of woodland management in places like Brockhampton.


Children welcome age 12+
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.

Meeting Point

In the courtyard at Lower Brockhampton

What to Bring and Wear

Sturdy shoes or boots. Warm clothes and or sun cream.


Turning the pole lathe is quite physical work – participants will pump the pole lathe with their foot whilst carving the wood with their hands.


Booking for this course is essential. Call Touch Wood 01885 482077 or email Maurice at

Learn more about Bromyard

Fees & Tickets
Course Price
GBP 80.00


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