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Paul Martin travels to the Peak District for a one-to-one tutorial with Robin Wood, a self-taught wood-turner who has reinvigorated the ancient craft of bowl-making. Robin shows how to turn a length of sycamore into a simple bowl using a traditional pole lathe.

Classroom Ideas

Whilst the use of a traditional pole lathe gives a fascinating insight into the early craft of wood turning, it also gives inspiration to pupils using a modern lathe available in most woodwork departments.