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Copy Lathe Work

Wood turning blanks

The copy lathe is the perfect machine for Historical  Reproduction and    recreating damaged items such as stair spindles, chair legs, newel posts. From your damaged or old wooden items we can  turn  using the lathe an exact copy from any wood you choose from our extensive collection.

We can turn anything from  4" to 1.6m    with a 9" maximum   diameter 

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The copy lathe can also be used to create something starting as a paper drawing, the team then  use the drawing to create a plywood template. This  template is then used on the copy lathe and the  machine turns the pattern out of your choice of wood. The pictures above show the process from one of the design team from our sister company George Barnsley and Sons making the 'Barnsley Burnisher'

wooden turned newel post

Big or small  the  copy lathe is the machine for creating statement pieces, weather its a dramatic newel post to enhance your staircase or an intricate detailed roof finial! 

All woods can be used on the copy lathe, choose from a selection of Ash, Beech, Bubinga, Oak and Walnut. We can also offer a finishing process at your request.


Here a customer wanted to use the existing pattern for the traditional 'Gents' handle but incorporate an extended shaft to create a round leather strop.

The turning team simply took the handle and let the copy lathe get to work!

And with that the round strop was created!

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This is a piece that a local cocktail bar asked us to create. All size jobs can be accommodated!

This customer asked us to turn 'milk bottles' for a wooden carnival game!

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