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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. 

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...
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...
Shropshire - Next course on 13th April 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...
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...
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...
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...
Derbyshire - Next course on 11th May 2019
Come and enjoy a week in the woods learning how to make your own chair. Suitable for all levels of experience. You will take home the chair you’ve made! Beginners can choose to make a single bow Windsor or the Continuous Arm Windsor, more experienced makers can make a Welsh Windsor, Child’s Chair, or give us your ideas and we’ll try and incorporate them! You will start by selecting the 'right log' for you from...
East Sussex - Next course on 26th April 2019
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...
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.
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...