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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. 

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 24th June 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...
Mark Sanger runs this one day wood turning course from his well equipped workshop in Gillingham, Dorset a short distance from the A303 London to Exeter road and five minutes from the London to Exeter railway line. Each course is designed to meet your needs enabling you to obtain the required skills to take away and progress within the craft. So if you want to start with turning a bowl as an introduction to the...
Hampshire - Next course on 7th June 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...
East Sussex - Next course on 19th July 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...
Woodturning Experience Days for beginners - Come and spend a day turning your first bowl £130 per day, per person. WHEN At your convenience. The Studio operates seven days a week and we will work to suit your availability. Please get in touch to book your day. DURATION The full experience day is from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, with a break for lunch. WHO FOR Beginners WHAT CAN YOU ACHIEVE? We are all different...
Basic and Intermediate Woodturning course. Half day courses can be taken at any mutually convenient time of day/week. Dependant on experience, the course will comprise of basic skills required with bowl making for example or for the more experienced we can look at artistic hollow form work etc. Either way, you will get the 1 to 1 tuition enabling you to create at least 1 piece of finished work to take home. Sensible clothing is...
Cardiff - Next course on 20th July 2019
This workshop is an exciting extension of the popular wooden crafted pens delivered by Imants Grindulis. If you have an interest in the beauty of wood and would like to turn your own unique wooden bowl, come and join Imants for this workshop. You will learn simple woodturning skills that will enable you to turn and craft your very own wooden bowl that you will take home with you. This exciting workshop introduces you to...