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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. 
Make and use a "touch wood" pole lathe
Silver AWARD
Make and use a "touch wood" pole lathe
Worcestershire
£480
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". Bodgers are known for their resourcefulness and tend to create the tools they need from...
Pole lathe turning with Chris Helliwell: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Platinum AWARD
Pole lathe turning with Chris Helliwell: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Craft Garden & Barns near Penrith and Ullswater
Cumbria
£75
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 and making the right cuts. Working on a pole lathe is very relaxing and perfect to de-stress it also requires a reasonable level of fitness. £75 adults £45 for 16 to 21 year olds when accompanied by a full place Chris will teach you to prepare the wood from a freshly cut log...
Rustic Chair making
Rustic Chair making
Devon
£450
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 carve your seat from seasoned beech. As this will be your chair, the finished size...
Traditional bowl turning in Newport, Gwent - Private tuition (or groups up to 4 people)
Bronze AWARD
Traditional bowl turning in Newport, Gwent - Private tuition (or groups up to 4 people)
Gwent - Next course on 4th September 2019
£100
You'll learn to turn a wooden bowl on a traditional Medieval European pole lathe. This course is ideal for all abilities; from beginners to seasoned pole lathe turners. Although we are outside, we will be under cover and we recommend appropriate footwear and waterproofs. The day can be physically demanding so you'll need a practical level of fitness or a good level of stamina! From log to bowl, you'll learn the following processes; - Understanding the properties of different British timbers and choosing the right timber suitable for bowl turning...
Traditional Pole Lathe course at Amberley Museum nr Arundel West Sussex
Traditional Pole Lathe course at Amberley Museum nr Arundel West Sussex
West Sussex
£85
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 be at Saddlescombe Farm NT, near devils dyke north of Brighton. This course can be...
Willow Winders: A Basketmaker’s Introduction to Wood Turning
Bronze AWARD
Willow Winders: A Basketmaker’s Introduction to Wood Turning
Cardiff
£50
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 craft your very own willow winder that you will take home with you. This exciting...
Wood Turning on a Pole Lathe Course
Silver AWARD
Wood Turning on a Pole Lathe Course
East Sussex
£148
A highly enjoyable, practical, hands-on day experiencing the joys of turning greenwood using a pole-lathe. Pole-lathe technology has been used for millennia to turn all sorts of things, from stone beads to wooden bowls, children's toys to chair legs - a craft that was still alive as a profession only 50 or 60 years ago until it was made obsolete by modern power tools. Course Programme: One Day, 9.30am - 4.30pm Suitable for complete beginners and experienced wood-turners. You will go through the process of taking a fresh cut log...
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Woodturning
Cornwall
£90
The aim of the course is to acquaint you with the necessary skills at the lathe and to ensure a pleasurable and rewarding experience, in an informal and friendly atmosphere. A degree of flexibility in the course content is allowed so that the emphasis can be placed where each individual student finds it most helpful. The course is very much “hands-on”. This is a one to one instruction.
Woodturning - The Hollower
Woodturning - The Hollower
Warwickshire
£300
This two day course is designed for those who wish to explore the art of turning hollow forms using wet wood. You will learn my technique for hollowing which simplifies the control of the wall thickness reducing the risk of destroying the piece. Learning different methods of sanding and finishing as well hints and tips on creating perfect hollow forms. The course will cover: the recognition, selection, sourcing and harvesting of suitable timbers that have no commercial value other than firewood. You will be shown: how to cut and prepare...
Woodturning tuition in Mid Hampshire
Woodturning tuition in Mid Hampshire
Hampshire
£125
Beginners course in woodturning, maximum of 4 students.

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