Pole Lathe work with willow

Whilst volunteering with the BTCV in Cumbria in 1995 I had chance to go on a green wood working course. I made a small Ash stool on a pole lathe with willow seat.  It was the first time I’d worked with willow and I was really struck by the soft muted colours, refreshing smell of wet willow when worked and amazing supple to solid properties once it dries out and is woven together.

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Green wood willow stool
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