Introduction to woodturning: one to one



This course is one to one but if you would like to come with one other person please book my other course aimed at two people (see 'more from this course organiser' below). About Me My wood turning work has mainly consisted of staircase associated work and general architectural work (e.g. newel posts & spindles), but I have a developed a passion for craft turning in varied forms over recent years. I want to pass on this knowledge and help others to developed their own wood turning skills. I am very happy to support all ages and levels of ability wherever I can. I have a purpose built workshop fully equipped with two well-equipped professional lathes, a range of sharpening equipment, health & safety equipment and I have the capacity to work from log to bowl (there’s a wood burner in case it gets cold). The Course Through my salt and pepper mill course I have received a lot of interest in an introduction to wood turning and so am now offering a one day course, with the option to continue for further days if wished. This course is flexible and is suitable for people who would like to learn about the basics of wood turning or to enhance their rudimentary skills. This one day course will provide an introduction to the tools and techniques of wood turning, and you’ll go home the proud owner of a simple hand-turned item at the end of the day. For example, you might create a garden dibber or a simple bowl. The bowl pictured was created in one day with a little help! If this is your first time at wood turning, we can look at the various tools and cuts they make. We can then concentrate on one aspect to allow you to make a simple item. Much of the wood used is locally sourced from fallen or unwanted trees. Details A full day will usually run from 10:00 – 16:00 but the day is flexible. Please note, dress in suitable clothing and footwear for a day in the workshop.

What's included in the price?

All tuition, use of tools and required materials. Refreshments will be available throughout the day. Bring a pack lunch.


1 day

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Public transport
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1 Spinney Rise, Birstall, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 3DY