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Wood turning courses

Wood turning courses, workshops and schools across the UK. Learning to turn wood on a machine or pole lathe could become one of the most satisfying and enjoyable things in your life. Wood turning and pole lathe courses will show you how to create beautiful shapes from lumps of wood. You may make your own bespoke turned fruit bowl or a pair of candle sticks. You may also fancy learning the traditional wood-turning craft of bodging, which uses green (unseasoned) wood to make chair legs and other cylindrical parts. Browse UK wood turning courses and workshops here. 

£155
Devon
As a member of the Register of Professional Turners, (RPT) I run these courses from my well equipped workshop in North Devon. I can arrange courses for all levels of experience, from complete beginners to the more experienced. I recommend a structured course for beginners which will cover both bowl turning and an introduction to spindle turning. For the more experienced I can tailor each course to meet the student's specific requirements. I can cover...
£150
North Yorkshire
Learn woodturning with Philip Greenwood - demonstrator at clubs and shows and author for the woodturning magazine. This course is run one to one. In a fully equipped workshop with dust control and fully insured. If setting up a workshop we can look at the following. Lathe choice is important; we will talk about the different lathes on the market, what the difference is between them, and which one might be the right choice for...
£140
Gwynedd
Learn to turn in Snowdonia About the tutor….Les Symonds is a qualified teacher with an honours degree in adult education and is a member of the Register of Professional Turners. His work has won numerous awards and accolades and has been exhibited at several galleries throughout North and Mid Wales. He is based in Bala, where he has his own small shop and gallery on the High Street, with a studio workshop at the rear...
£85
Yorkshire - Next course on 6th April 2019
Walking Stick Course A one day class in the basic skills involved in making your own sticks. No experience needed but a willingness and ability to use hand tools is essential. Most of the people who come have never made a stick before, but everyone goes home with a complete stick they have made! Anyone with a bit of stick-making knowledge who would like to improve and learn some new tricks is also welcome. Everyone...
£150
Norfolk
Beginners course/introduction to woodturning The first part of this practical course is spent learning basic spindle turning techniques & exercises, these will allow the beginner to develop basic skills. During the day lathes tools, sharpening finishing and methods of work holding are introduced and discussed. As the course progresses priority is based upon hands on learning with demonstrations where needed, to allow the student to understand and learn the techniques safely at a comfortable pace....
£90
Hampshire
Students will first be shown around the workshop to help familiarise them with the tools, the machinery and the safe use of them, then a brief chat about possible projects to see what excites you, this introduction to the workshop helps me get an understanding of your capabilities. There are a number of interesting projects that can be turned in a day depending on the ability of the student. The time it takes for each...
£95
Leicestershire
About Me My wood turning work has mainly consisted of staircase associated work and general architectural work (e.g. newel posts & spindles), but I have a developed a passion for craft turning in varied forms over the last couple of years. I want to pass on this knowledge and help others to develop their own wood turning skills. I am very happy to support all ages and levels of ability wherever I can. I have...
£240
Dorset
Basic and Intermediate Woodturning course. Full day courses can be taken at any mutually convenient time of week. Dependant on experience, the course will comprise of basic skills required with bowl making for example or for the more experienced we can look at artistic hollow form work etc. Either way, you will get the 1 to 1 tuition from a registered Assosiation of Woodturners of Great Britain Tutor throughout the day and I would expect...
£20
Hampshire - Next course on 20th April 2019
Draw and Write with Fire - Pyrography Workshop with Graham Turner Wood Turner. The event is part of Hampshire Open Studios, there will be two well known local artists Shaun Stevens, Tessa van Hasselt, and myself (Graham Turner) with a display of wood turning, so there is plenty to see. Open to all ages (8 - 80+), there are six places in each workshop. I also accept group bookings for a whole table for £75.00....
£240
Cheshire - Next course on 18th October 2019
This hands on course will be your first step into woodturning and will give you a firm foundation in all the basic skills of woodturning. The course is aimed at novices who wish to try out a new skill while allowing you create your own pieces on the lathe. The first day focuses on understanding and using the lathe safely, tool sharpening and tool identification. Once these topics are covered we will then work on...