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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. 

£400
Shropshire
Make a pole lathe. Involves some carpentry, but tuition provided so no experience necessary. The lathe should be completed in the first 2 days, allowing the 3rd day for getting the hang of using it. The lathe can be packed down and transported in the back of a car. Turning tools available for sale at the course. This is a great way to get into the absorbing therapeutic activity of pole lathe turning or "bodging"....
£250
Hampshire
For the absolute best in undivided attention, book onto a day's one to one tuition. By booking one to one, we can go over precisely what you want to know about to either give you a great start in turning or improve your existing skill. You can choose whatever you want to do on your one to one day. This is perhaps the best way to get a great foundation in woodturning if you are...
£75
Cumbria
The course on Sat 4th Aug is for beginners The second day ' Pole Lathe - bowl turning' is only suitable for thse who have had some experience with using a lathe- like the day before for example. We are really happy to welcome the Yorkshire Bodger Chris Helliwell, to Greystoke along with his 8 portable lathes. Join him to learn the process of working with green wood- the importance of choosing the right sections...
£80
Worcestershire - Next course on 29th June 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...
£19250
East Lothian
The daily schedule is designed to mix wood working theory with lots of practical experience and the opportunity for one-to-one tuition. The School prides itself on a friendly, supportive learning environment, where each student can learn at their own pace, secure in the knowledge that they are receiving the best technical and design education. Students work at their individual benches, and as their confidence increases and knowledge grows, students start to learn from each other...
£450
Devon - Next course on 19th August 2019
Over this full five day course, you will make and assemble a complete chair from local ash and beech. Choosing from one of two traditional designs you will be responsible for shaping all components and joining them using traditional wedged mortice and tenon joints. The course starts with the selection of an appropriate ash tree from the surrounding woodland of Dartmoor. This will produce the legs, stretchers and stick back for your chair. You will...
£80
Shropshire - Next course on 13th July 2019
Spoon carving is a great way to start carving and to learn about the properties of wood. Each spoon is completely unique which make great presents. This course will help beginners get started and those wanting to progress their technique further and try out more advanced designs. You will learn - Tool selection and sharpening - Wood selection - Splitting and roughing out - Carving and shaping - Finishing and protecting This course is taught...
£120
Ceredigion
Green woodworking courses at Coed Tylluan near Cardigan. Learn traditional green wood working skills using hand tools and coppiced wood to make your own three legged stool. On the second day we will be taking to the Pole lathe. These wood turning courses will offer a step by step tutorial from log to finish product covering all the different processes and techniques which will give you the know how to make your own green wood...
£85
West Sussex
One day (six hour) foundation course, wood turning using a traditional Pole lathe. Covers: tools and safe use, preparing the wood using a traditional style shave horse and draw knife, turning techniques using traditional style chisels, practice under tuition to make a useful item. Qualified Adult education trainer, an association of Pole lathe turners member. Full insurance cover. Maximum of three pupils on session. Tuition at Amberley Museum near Arundel in West Sussex, occasionally can...
£50
Cardiff
If, as a basketmaker, you are anything like me, you are always looking for something to curve your willow rods with. This workshop is an exciting extension of the popular willow and the popular woodturning workshops we offer here at the Rural Craft Centre. Come and make your own unique and personalised wooden willow winder with the expert guidance of Imants Grindulis. You will learn simple woodturning skills that will enable you to turn and...