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"Reifendrehen" - Ring Turning Thur 1 day

Bookings will open in 15 days.

"Reifendrehen" - Ring Turning Thur 1 day

  • Starts 9 May
  • 100 British pounds
  • Main Marquee

Available spots

Service Description

Discover the German technique of “Reifendrehen” where you’ll turn a ring of animals on the pole lathe. This is a really efficient way to make lots of the same shape by turning the profile on the lathe using hook tools and then splitting the resulting ‘donut’ up to reveal the profile. The "Reifendrehen" technique is a traditional technique for making toys, particularly animals for a Noah’s Ark-type toy. It is done in end-grain, which means that once it has been turned, the animals can be split out of the turned object on the chopping block. We’ll then carve some of our animals ready for you to paint them once dry. The process of shaping and hollowing the object is similar to making cups, but the blank is much larger in diameter and heavier, so this is not suitable for complete beginners. Ideally, participants would have turned a few bowls, and at least one end grain cup to get the most out of the day. Please note- will be standing all day and there will be strain on knees, hips and upper body. Please consider this before booking - however, those with reasonable physical fitness should have no trouble completing the course .. You should also have enclosed shoes.

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

, GB- , GBR

Association of Pole-lathe Turners
& Green Woodworkers
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