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The book that launched a thousand pole lathes,
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This review is from: Green Woodwork: Working with Wood the Natural Way (Paperback)The last bodger turned his last chair leg somewhere in a Chilterns beechwood in the late 1950s and the golden chain of a craft that had lasted at least 400 years was broken. Mike Abbott almost singlehandedly revived the the craft. This book gives detailed plans to build your own lathe and make your own chairs from unseasoned (green) wood. A classic. Buy it but do go on one of Mike's courses as well.