Making the German Spring Pole Lathe with Roy Underhill
If you're going to turn wood on the springpole lathe, you might as well have the best!
I adapted this plan in a 17th century German technical encyclopedia. The beauty of this lathe lies in the in-line design and the double adjustable spring poles. Right off the bat, you'll be spindle turning, and with a few attachments (!) you can turn bowls, undersized work and even screw threads.
Springpole turning is a skill that takes time to learn, but building this lathe is a lot easier! We'll work with hard yellow pine and join it all with keyed mortise and tenon joints. If wanted, we can make it break down small enough to fit in a golf club case.
This springpole lathe will make you a believer! Have lathe - will travel!
Materials fee $55.
Five days, 9AM - 5:30PM
• Wednesday - Sunday, August 20 - 24, 2014