Introduction to Bowl Turning


Duration: 4 Days

Price: £370

Run by: Rosemary Marley
at Mark Hancock

01243 818300

West Dean College
West Dean
Chichester
West Sussex
PO18 0QZ

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About the Course

Learn all the skills necessary for turning bowls from conversion of a log to finished piece. This course will benefit those new to turning and those that need help refining their skills.

Over the course the tutor covers the safe use of tools and working practices; tool selection and sharpening; an understanding of the material you are working with (timber); grain orientation on the lathe; what leads to good and bad design; finishing; an open minded approach to woodturning.

Hand-outs and reference sources are provided during the course.

As the tutor’s approach to teaching is to be as flexible as possible, he may call you in advance to gain some idea of your turning experience to date to understand each student’s needs and expectations, and if necessary adapt the content accordingly.

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?

On this course the tutor will have available timber, Abranet and disc abrasives and finishes including oils, lacquers and waxes. The cost will be £15.
Woodturning tools are provided at the college for students to use, so all is provided, especially if you are a beginner. However, if you have some turning tools, please bring them as the tutor can help you with any problems that you may be having with their use, grinds, sharpening etc. especially any bowl gouges, hollowing tools, shear scrapers (please mark with your name). Please email the tutor if you need any advice about the suitability of your tools. The use of a selection of hollowing tools will be made available by the tutor.
Lunch and refreshments are provided.
Residential option available.



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Course Start Dates

Thursday 7th June 2018

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