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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. 

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...
Experienced registered professional woodturner with Cert Ed in adult education. Pete will adjust the course to suit your needs be you a novice or an experienced turner. Every student will go home with something they have created. Perfect for moving on with your hobby or starting new.
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...
MAKE and MEND is a workshop based activity group, based in Wiveton, Norfolk. It opens its doors to groups of up to 4 people who have projects of their own to do, and these can vary from repairing to renovating, to making furniture and household /garden items from scratch. The well equipped workshop is a bright and cheerful place to work and is staffed by an experienced craftsman. The Workshop is open from 2pm to...
Isle of Wight
1 day one-to-one beginners comprehensive bowl turning course with Registered Professional Turner Andy Fortune RPT. Learn about timber and seasoning wood, how to prepare a 'blank' ready for the lathe, wood turning tools and equipment, turning techniques, wood preparation and finishing. Make 2 pieces to take home and treasure. We can accommodate up to 3 people on a course, please call for discounts and further information. Other courses available or if you have a project...
This full-on one day practical course will give beginners and improvers a fantastic insight into bowl turning with beautiful lines and form and go home with a wonderfully formed and finished bowl at the end of it. Course runs 9am till 4-4.30pm monthly, usually on Fridays or weekends. The day starts at 9am in the on-site coffee shop for a meet and greet as well as an overview of the day…not to mention coffee. From...
East Sussex - Next course on 8th June 2019
Spend a weekend in a beautiful Sussex woodland learning pole lathe turning and other green woodwork techniques and make yourself a stool to cherish for life . The courses are suitable for beginners or more experienced wood workers and all tools and materials are provided . The timber used is all locally grow hardwoods . The tutor is Danny Harling. He is a carpenter and furniture maker and has been making chairs for 25 years...
Shropshire - Next course on 7th September 2019
Great opportunity to spend a day with a master pole lathe turner to learn the basic principles and techniques to get you started You will learn: - Tool selection - Wood selection - Forming a billet and using a shave horse - Setting up a pole lathe - Turning techniques to create a number of different products The course tutor is Neill Mapes
The Course: This starts with an overview of common furniture woods and their qualities as well as the basic hand tools and how to sharpen and maintain them. Students will be introduced to basic woodworking techniques while making a beautiful wooden box in their choice of timber, with a few options for all skill levels. Finally, they will try out some finishing techniques before choosing one for their box. Next term starts in January 2019...
Cardiff - Next course on 20th July 2019
Come and join Imants Grindulis and learn simple woodturning skills that will enable you to turn and craft your very own wooden pen that you will take home with you. This exciting workshop introduces you to the principles of using a lathe safely, care of woodworking tools, the suitability and preparation of wood for your wooden pen project and spindle turning. The wood you will use for your pen is natural and environmentally sustainable. The...