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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. 

Cumbria - Next course on 9th November 2019
Over the course of the four days of this workshop you will build your very own bowl turning lathe to take home and spend some time learning to turn beautiful, functional wooden bowls. Adults only, or over 16 when accompanied by a paying adult. This workshop will be limited to 4 participants. The workshop will focus specifically on the following areas: • The skills required to build your own historic Viking style bowl turning lathe...
Berkshire - Next course on 13th April 2019
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 ten 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...
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 recent 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 a purpose built...
Yorkshire - Next course on 26th May 2019
Make a 3-legged rustic stool. Make a Rustic Stool in green wood. What is Green Wood? Green Wood is freshly felled, still sappy wood. To work it requires a set of simple techniques based on an understanding of how wood reacts - both to the tools, and to the dry and shrinking process. Because it is green, the wood is soft and easy to work with hand tools, and because of this, green woodwork creates...
Shropshire - Next course on 18th October 2019
Wheel-wrighting three day course at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. During this three day course, participants will be guided through the many processes required to make a traditional wheel. You will lathe turn an elm log into a hub before mortising it, cut, shape and fit the oak spokes, cut the tangs, and fit the four felloes. On the final day you will tyre your wheel in a dramatic and unforgettable experience. You will take...
A 2 day beginners woodturning course covering basic spindle and bowl turning. The course covers health and safety, choosing the correct tool, sharpening. Normally students make 2 to 3 items which they get to take away. Students sometimes bring their own tools and work, and can ask questions and get help if required. The course can be tailored to your specific requirements. Please get in touch for details. Courses are normally run on Thursdays ,...
Woodturning days in Berkshire with Steve Giles who is a Registered Professional Woodturner. Steve teaches woodturning based on the knowledge of the student. From beginners who have never touched a lathe or a woodturning chisel to the person who just wants to brush up his skills or is having difficulty with a particular tool or process. Courses are designed to suit, usually on a one-to-one basis or with a maximum of two students. Course days...
Isle of Wight
An introductory 1/2 day one-to-one beginners bowl turning course with Registered Professional Turner Andy Fortune on the beautiful Isle of Wight. Learn the basics of this fascinating craft at our workshop at the Isle of Wight and take home your very own hand crafted bowl or platter. Other courses available, please call for details
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 where visitors can see him working. He...
Mark Sanger runs this one day wood turning course from his well equipped workshop in Gillingham, Dorset a short distance from the A303 London to Exeter road and five minutes from the London to Exeter railway line. Each course is designed to meet your needs enabling you to obtain the required skills to take away and progress within the craft. So if you want to start with turning a bowl as an introduction to the...