Homestead Fair


Foot Powered Lathe

Inside the Homestead School of Woodworking Shop several projects were in progress. First was Joel Lancaster (who is also the drummer for the Heritage Choir and Orchestra), building a new Spring Pole Bowl Lathe. Joel told us:

“This is a foot powered lathe built using old barn beams, easily made from local materials, this one is made with 4 tools I made myself. We’re using old barn beams because we have them. Normally you’d go and cut down a tree to build this.”

Be sure to come watch Joel as he demonstrates his lathe in the Demonstration Area of the Fair behind the Pavilion.