Course Provider: Don White Woodturning
Contact Name: Don White
Course Length: Half Day
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HALF-DAY WOODTURNING COURSE. With Don White
*There is 500sq.ft of fully equipped workshop space with full dust extraction to all machinery.
*The “Hands-On” course is structured to cover basic principles, but is also flexible enough to be
tailored to individual requirements.
*Tool identification, bevel angles and sharpening will be discussed and demonstrated, enabling
the student to apply proven cutting techniques which will result in minimizing sanding and less dust.
*Work holding methods, such as face-plates/ chucks/ drive & revolving centres, will be used as required.
*Health & Safety issues are discussed and dealt with as they occur during the day.
*Students are encouraged to bring any turning tools they may have for sharpening and advice.
*Sensible clothing and stout shoes are advised.
Don White has been woodturning since 1975. Part-time 40 hours per week for 5 years, and then full-time, usually 60/80 hours per week, from 1980 until 2001. (Not such long hours since then).
Don is a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, and a Life Member of The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen.
A Founder Member of the AWGB 1987. Also of the Avon & Bristol AWGB 1989.
Workshop Organizer (Dogsbody), at 5 AWGB Seminars at Loughborough. !987-1995.
This course is an opportunity to taste and experience the life of a “making a living” Woodturner.
You will receive invaluable advice & information, beneficial if you wish to proceed with “turning.”
Check out the Avon & Bristol Woodturners website. (Club History).
Further details on advanced courses can be found on my website, please click on the link above.
What's included in the price?
*One to One tuition from 10am until 1pm. or 2pm until 5pm.
*Timber/ Tools/ Materials/ Lunch/ Refreshments/ Course Notes.
*You take home what you make.
*Examples of some previous projects are listed here:
*Bowl..Platter..Mortar & Pestle..Table Lamp..Key Ring..Coat Hook..Kitchen Scoop..Dibber.
*Chopping Board..Box..Table Legs..Grass Vase..Spinning Top..Tool Handle..Candle Stick.
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