Woodturning Course in North Yorkshire with Philip Greenwood RPT


Duration: 1 day

Price: £135

Run by: Philip Greenwood
at Philip Greenwood

01751 417089

Craft Workshops
Hutton-le-Hole
York
North Yorkshire
YO62 6UA

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About the Course

Learn woodturning with Philip Greenwood - demonstrator at clubs and shows and author for the woodturning magazine.

This course is run one to one. In a fully equipped workshop with dust control and fully insured.
If setting up a workshop we can look at the following. Lathe choice is important; we will talk about the different lathes on the market, what the difference is between them, and which one might be the right choice for you. We will cover the woodturning chuck, how to use this important piece of equipment. Tool selection, what tools you need for a start, 6 basic tools is all you need to start turning. Sharpening your tools, how to look after your tools so you get the best from them.

Items made on the lathe to take home
How to turn a Bowl or spindle work.
Woodturning course will include
Workshop Safety
Lathe Choice if looking for a lathe
Tool Choice
Tool Sharpening
Wood Choice
Use of Tools
Dust control

If you want to bring a friend we will give a discounts for 2 on a course.

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?

The cost of the course will include A book on woodturning, the materials used, and refreshments and a light lunch.
Course notes included.
The course will run from 9.30am – 4.30pm or if you prefer the course can be split into two half days, morning or afternoons.
Dates will be arranged with student.
Local accommodations from B&B to Hotels are available in the area.


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I had a very informative, hands-on and informative day with Philip yesterday. I have never even attempted to turn wood before, had only ever seen it done at woodworking shows. Philip took me through everything I need to know from safety, tool requirements and basic setup, through to all the basic techniques to get started turning bowls and spindles. I got everything I needed out of the day and the value for money is great. The location of the workshop is superb and thanks to Philips wife Wendy for providing refreshments throughout the day. I now need to acquire all the various tools and machinery before I can start turning on my own but I am confident that I could start practising the techniques shown and before long be producing turned items to a good standard. Thank you Philip and Wendy, all the best.

- - #12265

I have just returned from 2 days of wood turning with Philip, and cannot believe how much I have learnt. Although I had undertaken some woodturning, my experience was limited and my confidence was low. Philips' calm and patient manner helped to put me at my ease, and the knowledge and little tricks of the trade he passed on were fantastic.

I have come away just itching to get back on my lathe and reproduce the beautiful bowl that I managed to create under his expert guidance. He has also given me the confidence to sharpen my own tools, something that I was woefully bad at, but now feel that I can achieve :).

I have thoroughly enjoyed the weekend, and will be back in the not too distant future to get more insights and skills from him.

- - #10501

Very knowledgeable instructor and excellent tuition. Gave good advice on choosing equipment & setting up workshop. Thank you Wendy for lunch & refreshments, really enjoyed them. Great day all round

- - #9658

It was the first time I had tried my hand at wood turning, Philip is an excellent instructor, detailed but did not over complicate the whole process. Would recommend my friends.

- - #9615

I contacted Phil with a specific interest in turning my own fishing floats. From my first enquiry to the day I arrived Phil was very helpful. A great warm greeting on the day I arrived. Nice grub at lunchtime and great support from his wife. The day was fantastic and exceeded my expectations. Lots of advice and support throughout the day. Nothing is rushed and he is so easy to get on with. my advice don't think about it just book it!! And on my first day out using a float he helped me with 19 trout, 15 Grayling and a chub! Hows that for a positive review Phil cheers Mate!!!!!!!

- - #7347

What an amazing day! Phil is a great tutor, everything was explained clearly and easily which really gave me and my father confidence. Nothing was rushed and the advice just kept coming. I would really recommend a day with Phil to anyone regardless of their experience, he is a fountain of knowledge. Me and my father can't thank Phil and his family enough for a really great day!

- - #6090

I spent a day with Philip doing woodturning, something I had not done for about twenty years. He (and his partner) was very welcoming (providing endless coffee and a local lunch), supportive and very skilled. He allowed me to decide what to work on, how to approach it and to work at my own speed and level of competence. I felt considerably more knowledgeable and competent than when I arrived, and encouraged to work more on my own. I would highly recommend him for both his skills, his care (including thinking about safety issues) and his generally encouraging way of working with people at a pace and level appropriate to their needs.

- - #5519

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