This instructable dosent involve a lot of wood work capabilities and it can be achieved in under an hour.
The pole lathe was a medieval invention in order to make things perfectly cylindrical. Instead of using an electric motor they used a length of spruce from a nearby forest. We will not be using spruce instead we will be using bungee cord. This will achieve the same effect but won’t take up as much space.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
Length of 40mm by 40mm pine (at least a metre long)
6 meters of 6mm nylon rope
2 G clamps
Length of hard wood (does not matter what size as long as it is longer than the wood you are going to turn and it can fit in the g clamp with pine)
Window screws with no thread at the end
Gate hinge (optional but makes life easier)
Piece of old wood I used a floor board
Work mate bench
Step 2: Let's Start Making
Start off with the pine. Cut them in to two equal lengths of the same size. Drill a hole in the wood for the window screw to go in. repeat this with the othere half but make sure that when you put them in the work mate they line up.(but make sure the drill is smaller than the screw because we want it to be tight) Screw the window screws in to the pieces of wood. This is going to be the main part of the lathe.