Intermediate 1-day 1-2-1 woodturning workshop for 1 person



Learn woodturning at an intermediate level in the peaceful setting of our workshop located in the cottage garden of our home on the Cambs/Norfolk border.

Classes are one to one so you will have an immersive experience with the full attention of the tutor. There will be no other students in the workshop.


· Familiarity with spindle and bowl turning techniques
· Own your own tools (bring them along)

In this intermediate workshop, students will spend the morning learning methods of shaping and sharpening tools, on both a grinding wheel and belt linisher system (provided), culminating in sharpening their own tools properly. The focus will be on the following tools:

· Spindle Roughing Gouge
· Continental Spindle Gouge
· Spindle Gouges (standard & detail)
· Bowl Gouges (standard, bottom feeder & 40/40)
· Parting Tool
· Scrapers (standard & shear)
· Skew Chisels (various)
(NOTE: you don't need to own all of these tools)

You will learn how to grind the most common tools effectively (including your own) and made a lidded box that you'll be able to take away with you at the end of the day.

After lunch, which we provide, the focus will be on turning a lidded box which students can take home with them.
About a week before your workshop date, we'll e-mail you again with more details about parking etc.

We also offer accommodation in the form of our Crafter's Retreat cabin or we can advise of other local B&Bs.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?


- All tools, materials and personal protection equipment (eye protection/lung protection).

- Smocks and old shirts, but the student may wish to bring their own. If they already have some woodturning tools, they could bring these along too if they wish.

- Refreshments (tea/coffee/soft drinks) and a light, rustic farmhouse-style lunch.

- One-to-one tuition/private tuition ensuring the student gets the maximum benefit from the day with no distractions.

- All work can be taken home.

- Certificate of completion.

- Detailed course notes sent on by e-mail afterwards.

- Follow-up advice.


Simon Taggart & Louise Taggart at Blended Monkey

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80 Small Lode
PE14 9BG

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Father's Day
  • Intermediate level
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday


1 day (flexible times to suit)

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