Don White Woodturning Half Day Experience.
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About the Course
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.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
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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Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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