For the absolute best in undivided attention, book onto a day's one to one tuition with either Les Thorne or Martin Saban-Smith.
By booking one to one, we can go over precisely what you want to know about to either give you a great start in turning or improve your existing skill.
You can choose whatever you want to do on your one to one day. This is perhaps the best way to get a great foundation in woodturning if you are a newcomer or developing your skill or learning a new technique.
Maybe you want to learn bowl turning and sharpening. No problem. Or, perhaps you'd like to combine colouring and texturing. That's no problem either. Or maybe you'd like to run over the absolute basics of bowl turning and spindle turning.
Whatever you choose, we can make it happen and you will go home with at least one completed item.
To check availability and book your course, please visit our website.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
Use of Tools (you are welcome to bring your own)
Use of any required consumables or other equipment
Lunch at the popular on-site coffee shop
PPE and Insurance
This craft course provider has been awarded Bronze status for receiving 1 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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1 day (9:30am to 4:30pm)
Next available date
25th October 2020
I recently had 1 to 1 tuition with Martin at the Black Dog workshop and have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the day. My original intention was to tap into Martin’s incredible flare for texturing and colouring but it quickly became obvious that my time would be better spent learning more about the basics. That’s the great thing about a 1 to 1 session; you have the flexibility to revise the game plan without disrupting others. Instead of trying to set the world on fire with my Robert Sorby texturing tool, I adjusted my sites and concentrated instead on honing my tool skills, developing best finishing techniques and learning how to sharpen chisels to an unbelievable degree. All in all, it was a tremendous day that really delivered value for money. There’s no substitute for spending time in the company of a guy like Martin. You pick up so much so quickly. It’s amazing just how much info and technique can be imparted in such a relatively short time. I would also have to add, as many of those who have watched Martin’s videos already know, he is a natural communicator and all round good egg! The whole experience was therefore informative, relaxed and fun. I will certainly be going back for my texturing and colouring session at some stage and have no hesitation in commending this course to others.