About the Course
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 develop 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).
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.
A full day will usually run from 09:00 – 16:00 but the day is flexible. This course is normally run on a one-to-one basis, however I am able to accommodate up to two students at a time. Please note, dress in suitable clothing and footwear for a day in the workshop.
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?
All tuition, use of tools and required materials. Refreshments will be available throughout the day. Bring a pack lunch.
I had not done any woodturning before, until I spent the day with Bill in his very comfortable workshop, which I understand Bill built himself. It’s lovely and well equipped with woodturning lathes and Saws etc. I really like the kettle which appears to have no off switch.
Bill found my level and would give me tuition then it was up to me to copy the demonstration he had just shown me. Time was never an issue and Bill has patience and extremely good depth of knowledge which he is more than willing to share.
I had a great day and took my bowl home, which I was very proud off.
I intend to go again, it was very rewarding, Thanks Bill.
Nigel Rees - - #19457
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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