Wood turning courses

Wood turning is a fantastic hobby that could be your job!  Learning to turn wood on a lathe could become one of the most satisfying and enjoyable things in your life. Don’t underestimate the pleasure to be had from creating a beautiful piece of work out of a rough lump of wood. You may prefer to make your own bespoke turned fruit bowl or pair of candle sticks. In this section you will be able to compare wood turning courses and workshops up and down the UK. 

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My name is Simon Vowell and I am a traditional pole lathe turner that has been introducing the craft back to the general public for the past five years. This beginners course will cover the basics of green wood-turning with all tools and materials provided. No previous experience necessary. The course content will include the selection of materials, tool types, techniques and their safe use to create a finished item by the end of the...
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George Foweraker runs this one day wood turning course from his well equipped workshop in Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset. Each course is specifically designed to meets the students needs, so that you obtain the required skills to take away and progress within the craft. The emphasis remains on the correct use of tools and techniques to use while practicing the craft of wood turning. Whether you are starting out on your first step in woodturning or would...
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For the course dates please click on the link above. This five day woodwork course - 'tools' complements my other five day course in wood. To find this course click on 'The Wood Workshop' above and scroll down. These are self interest woodwork courses where my aim is to give you the confidence and the knowledge to use basic hand tools and some of the more common power tools, to show you how to look...
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A member of the Register of Professional Turners (RPT) with a recognised teaching qualification (PTLLS), Mark Hancock runs these wood turning course from his well-equipped workshop near Pershore, Worcestershire Courses can be arranged for all levels of experience from the complete beginner to the more advanced turner with each course specifically designed to meets the student’s needs and requirements. Those that have turning tools are encouraged to bring these along with samples of work to...
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The Advanced course is for those who have been on a previous course or already have good understanding of timber framing. The Advanced course covers Roof Trusses, Hips, Valleys and Cruck frame compound angles and all sorts of trickanomatry. If you haven't been on a previous course you are best looking at the Traditional timber framing course which is suitable for all levels This years advanced course is now fully booked. However the Advanced course...
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Bushcraft and Woodland courses with Stuart Lawrence - and Dads and lads This course is designed to strengthen your mental endurance and to give you the basics of camp management, hunting, preparing animals for eating, fire starting. It is an intensive course even though it is basic - you will be put through a real life scenario as if you were in that situation. Even though these are basic bushcraft courses they are designed to...
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An Introduction to Wood turning - 2 day course This course has a fixed content to ensure that a good grounding in all the basic skills is given and is usually run over two consecutive days. The first day is devoted to spindle techniques and turning wood between centres, sharpening, the use of the roughing gouge, spindle gouge, skew chisel and parting tool. The second day concentrates on faceplate or bowl turning and the wonders...
Bronze - £135.00
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I can teach complete beginners to the more experienced on this course. The course is structured for beginners, starting with health and safety aspects in the workshop. This is a hands on course and the student will have exclusive access to one of three lathes. Bowl turning will be covered first where the student will then turn a small bowl. Spindle turning will also be introduced on this course. For more experienced students, this course...
Image for StickMaking Classes /Courses Horn craft, buffalo/Rames Horn crook Stick making with Stuart Lawrence Northyorkshire
The horn craft, buffalo, crook making course is run over two days 9.30 until 4.30 You will learn the methods of bending buffalo horn using dry heat and learning to bend the horn around a jig which is a preformed shape of a crook. You will also be taught how to polish, sand, rasp. Also how to turn the horn out for nose out or turn the horn in, nose in, ie market stick. Day...
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This course gives you a thorough grounding in Windsor Chair Making. We focus on making a classic Windsor side chair. You will start by selecting the 'right log' for you from locally harvested, green (unseasoned) Ash. You'll split (cleave) your log, axe and draw knife each billet before learning how to turn ‘bamboo style’ legs on the pole lathe, perfecting the gouge and smoothing chisels. You’ll learn how to cleave both short spindles and a...