In this episode we talk about pole lathes (one of the oldest methods of turning round objects) and how they are still applicable for craftsman of today.

Turns out they’re also ideal for folks that are looking for an entry level lathe for their home workshop too!

We discuss how a pole lathe works, differences in use between a pole lathe and modern lathes, cost of building one, and some of the reasons they may appeal to folks.

About halfway through the episode we also enter the philosophical realm and begin discussing various ideas in relation to “crafts” and making in general. Tune in, I think you’ll find it interesting!

Resources Mentioned — Jarrod’s website

Jarrod’s Instagram

Tool Making for Woodworkers by Ray Larsen

The Wooden Bowl by Robin Wood

The Making of Tools by Alexander G. Weygers

Recycling, Use and Repair of Tools by Alexander G. Weygers

Mocotaugan: The Story and Art of the Crooked Knife by Ned & Russell Jalbert (only 200 copies have been printed– I’m unable to find the downloadable version that Jarrod talked about as it looks like their website where it was located has been removed. However, there is a digital version here that you can read if you sign up for a 30 day free trial.)

Folk Craft Revival Podcast Episode 2

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