Currently viable crafts


Pole lathe turning


The turning of wooden items on a foot-powered pole lathe. See the separate entries for pole lathe bowl turning and wood turning.


Status Currently viable
Craft category  Wood
Historic area of significance
Area currently practised
Origin in the UK  Early Medieval
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