This year certainly took a odd turn didn’t it just. I had to cancel all my engagements for the year, but I held on for dear life to the two pole lathe turning classes I had planned for the summer and was quite pleased to be able to follow through with them.
I held the courses at my good pal Anders Lindberg‘s slöjd oasis in Kviberg, on the outskirts of Gothenburg. His workshop is situated in a old quartermaster’s store in a munition storage area at the top of a hill. Surrounded by a small but rather diverse woodland that’s fenced in to boot, truly the stuff workshop dreams are made of.
I ran two bowl turning courses over two weekends, I’ve done my fair share of one on one sort of things, but these were my biggest course undertakings. It was something I’d had in my mind to do since I started pole lathe turning 5 years ago. At the time there wasn’t anyone around to learn from, seeing as nobody was turning on a pole lathe to any serious degree in Sweden, so I took it upon myself to become that person.
Next year the plan is to hold more turning courses, and who knows, perhaps even a build your own pole lathe-sort of thing.
A blurry but merry gang.