Currently viable crafts


Pole lathe turning


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


Status Currently viable
Craft category  Wood
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Area currently practised
Origin in the UK  Early Medieval
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