Pole Lathe

Here's an image of Mick's pole lathe where my bowl and plate were created.  It's hard to see all the workings from this view but it's a pretty great set-up.  Unlike a modern, continuous motion lathe, the cutting is done on the down-stroke (about 2 1/2 revolutions) and the spring returns the system to the …

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New eating kit

New mess kit, old spoon.  Plate and bowl turned on a spring-pole lathe by Mick Robins.  Both made from green alder.  I carved the spoon years ago from and Osage orange scrap.  Just scraped and waxed  the set to make them easy to clean and prevent cracking.