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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. 

Hampshire - Next course on 24th May 2019
This Woodturning Tuition is designed for two people who want to take their first step into wood turning with the wish to create something on the lathe. No fuss, just fun! You will learn how to mount a piece of wood on the lathe. How to cut and shape the wood using gouges and other wood turning tools. The session can be tuned to what you would like to do as people learn quicker working...
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.
Yorkshire - Next course on 15th June 2019
A 2 day Course to introduce you to Green wood craft, using a Pole Lathe, basic craft tools and making simple Rustic furniture. Over the course, you will cover the following: 1. Consider different types of native timbers [wood] and what you can make from it. 2. Be introduced to the various types of tools used in Greenwood Craft, and how to use them. 3. Learn the art of 'Cleaving or Reaving' from Hazel rods...
Worcestershire - Next course on 27th April 2019
The day starts with a brief introduction over a cuppa, and demonstration of the tools and lathes. Learners are then able to begin turning a first item on the lathe using a ready mounted blank of fresh ash wood. Using simple traditional tools, the cleft green wood can be transformed into a range of useful and decorative items. Most people get 2 or more items made during the day from a wide range of possible...
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 11th May 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...
This course will focus on producing a beautifully crafted and unique piece of furniture and fully understanding the natural shrinkage qualities of timber for ‘dry jointing’ and making a sturdy piece without the need for glue, nails or screws. After three days you will be able to take home a stool with either a woven cord or bark seat. We also offer yurt camping for people if they wish to stay for a night or...