Pole lathe turning taster days: bowl turning

turning the inside of a bowl
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Description

An introduction to pole lathe bowl turning suitable for complete beginners or those who have a bit of experience.

Initially a bowl blank will be mounted on the lathe for you to turn your first bowl using hook tools, with plenty of coaching. Then we will consider selection of wood and preparation for turning; you will prepare a blank yourself with an axe at the chopping block, and learn to mount it on the lathe. If all goes well you may produce two bowls during the day.

By the end of this session you should feel confident to be able to have a go on a lathe on your own at home. And if making your own lathe seems a little daunting you could always book a place on our "Make and use a Touch-Wood Lathe" or even buy one from the website.

This is quite a physically demanding course. There will be plenty of breaks and stops to talk about process and technique but a reasonable level of fitness is required to make sure you get the most out of the day.

The source of the materials is all around – May Hill woodlands comprises 100s of acres of ancient woodland, managed in a sensitive and sustainable way. Native hardwoods are harvested within the estate, to be crafted into a range of items, using traditional methods and simple hand tools.

Camping is available on site, please enquire.

Enjoy this ancient and absorbing craft, coached by an experienced artisan tutor, and take the fruits of your labour home with you at the end of the day!

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials, tuition and use of tools are included. Due to Covid restrictions, learners are asked to bring their own food and cup for drinks this year. There will be kettle fire with tea, coffee and herb teas provided.

Maker

Maurice Clother at Touch Wood

Venue

May Hill Scout Hut
up the lane to the left of May Hill Village Hall
May Hill
Gloucestershire
GL17 0NL

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Intermediate level
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

Duration

1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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Price

£100

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Reviews

In-person course
Stephen - - #34112

A really enjoyable course with Maurice in a lovely location.

Thank you for sharing your knowledge and enjoyment of wood turning and carving.

Cheers,
Step.

Response from Touch Wood:

Thanks Stephen!

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