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Traditional WoodworkingTurning a Cedar Dish on the Spring Pole Lathe

Turning a Cedar Dish on the Spring Pole Lathe [Traditional Woodworking]

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I recently did a 12 hour live stream on Twitch to mark my two year anniversary and decided to do some turning on the spring pole lathe. I used a piece of cedar and made a small dish with the tools, knowledge (which is limited!) and the pedal lathe I had.

The hooked tool you see in the photo is a very old style of tool that has been used in green woodturning for hundreds (if not a thousand) years. I find it very hard to sharpen but I’m hoping in the future I can get more used to it.

I know I need a lot more practice with this style of turning and I will improve in the future and perhaps make a full lathe when I have the room. I’m currently still using my Spring Pole Bench Top Lathe I made a couple of years ago.

Thank you for viewing, check out the various links below if you’d like to see what else I get up to.

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Twitch – https://www.twitch.tv/timberanew

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Tools I use in my videos (these are amazon affiliate links, I get a small commission for each sale at no cost to you)

Stanley Fatmax Coping Saw :
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Stanley Fatmax Tenon Saw :
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DeWalt Filip Drive Kit :
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Bahco Fret Saw :
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Fuzei Cabinet Chapter 2 - Traditional Woodworking Project

This series of short films documents a project I undertook in Sydney, Australia in December 2019. The cabinet I made is an exciting result of my time travelling throughout Japan learning traditional woodworking and about heritage craft, as well as my time studying historic craft in England.
This trip was made possible by The Harriet’s Trust and The Zibby Garnet Travel Fellowship, I cannot thank them enough for their support.

The cabinet is now on display and for sale at Bungendore Wood Works Gallery near Canberra. 50% of profits will be donated to The Bower re-use and repair center in Sydney.

Music – ‘To build a home’ assembled and played by: Harry T Morris
With additions from: Dan Boulter

See more about this project, me and my work on my website;

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  1. That spring pole lathe requires some nifty footwork and smart chisel work, looks good fun and like you said always learning 😉 an enjoyable watch 👍🏻

  2. “Subtle added value”, “no one will notice or comment “……Thank you! That, to me, is the very essence of craft and the peace that comes from quietly making.


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