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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. 

Yorkshire - Next course on 26th September 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...
Yorkshire - Next course on 23rd June 2019
Introduction to Pole Lathe Turning - one day course 9:30am-4pm A Course to introduce you to Green wood craft and how to use a Pole Lathe. Have you ever wanted to make something amazing but lacked the confidence to have a go? This is the course for you and you will be developing a hobby which connects you with the environment can be profoundly satisfying. Our Tutor is a skilled Woodsman who makes greenwood craft...
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 ,...
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
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...
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 1st June 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...
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...
A half day wood turning course Situated on the outskirts of the beautiful New Forest National Park, my workshop is situated in a wonderful quiet rural location. I cater for complete beginners to wood turning, and improver's wishing to fine tune their skills. I have Four lathes available - two Graduates (one short and one long base) and two Hegner VB36 (one short and one long base). Course includes all the tools needed for your...