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Woodturning courses in Hampshire - 2 days


About the Course

Please note due to Covid I have taken the decision to stop courses until April 2021, this is due to being on the shielding list and highly vulnerable.

A two day beginners woodturning course covering basic spindle and bowl turning.

If you wish to try a specific project I can alter the course to suit your requirements. As a bespoke, one-to-one course, I can easily alter the course to suit the individual.

The course covers health and safety, choosing the correct tool, sharpening.

Normally students make 2 to 3 items which they get to take away.

Students sometimes bring their own tools and work, and can ask questions and get help if required. The course can be tailored to your specific requirements.

Courses are normally run on Thursdays , Fridays and Saturdays. For other days please contact me.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Timber, tools, safety gear (smock, dust mask, goggles), tea, coffee and a light lunch are all provided all you need to do is turn up.

You are welcome to bring your own tools and equipment but everything is provided.

And after the course ends please feel free to contact me for further help with your projects, the help does not end at the end of the days tuition.


Gary Renouf at GPR Woodturning
16 Portsmouth Road
GU30 7DJ
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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2 days (9:30am to 4:30am)

Next available date

1st April 2021

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- - #18561

Just completed a two day course with Gary. Amazing. I'd lost confidence on the lathe and wanted to refresh my skills. Gary took me through the basics, explaining every step and letting me practice and then took me on to the more developed stuff.
Since doing the course with him I have been back at the lathe and turning bowls with confidence and improving skills.
Gary is a fab teacher - he is patient and very clear in his explanations and allows loads of time for practicing.

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- - #18471

I recently completed a 2 day beginner’s woodturning course with Gary and was most impressed. Gary is a very good teacher, demonstrating techniques clearly and simply and allowing you to practice each element and progress at your own speed. I would never have thought it possible before the course that as a beginner I would be able to produce so much in just two days - turning a dibber, a honey dipper, a bowl and an apple! Most inspiring.

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- - #8768

I have just completed a 2 day course with Gary after really enjoying 2 days wood turning with him last year. I am even more hooked on wood turning now and I'm determined to get my own lathe. Gary was extremely helpful, patient and allowed me to complete the projects that I wanted to do. Gary is an excellent tutor and I would recommend him to anyone wanting to try out a new craft.

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- - #8407

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- - #6557

I have just been on the 2 day course with Gary and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone. Gary is extremely patient and knowledgeable and I was really pleased with what I was able to create in such a short period of time which is testament to his teaching skills. After a week at work it was a most relaxing and enjoyable weekend and a great introduction to turning. This was a birthday gift from my wife and I will always remember it.

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- - #6509

I have recently undertaken a two day beginners course with Gary and came away firmly believing that I had achieved something. One on one was a excellent way to start with Gary working on his lathe to demonstrate the use of the chisels and positioning on the lathe itself, working on my own alongside him. He watches you carefully to ensure lessons have been learned and doesn't interfere except if asked or when positioning needs to be corrected. It was a wonderful experience and a joy to work with a true professional and the finished products were richly admired by the family If you are a true beginner or one that needs to develop further the skills leaned in earlier years Gary is your man.
I was most impressed with his quiet dedicated manner and the way in which he made the whole experience fun. I'm looking for the family to give me a lathe for Christmas so that I can quickly put the training into practice.

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- - #3343

I did this 2-day course in May 2015. The reason it has taken me over 3 months to post a review is because the training Gary gave me has encouraged me to dive in, buy a lathe and some tools and get woodturning myself!
Gary is a good teacher, explaining the tools and the techniques of turning. I found the course to be well-paced and the projects worked on a good introduction. The workshop is small and well equipped and there are a variety of woods to try turning with.
Since I got my own equipment (based on a list of supplied during the course), Gary has continued to offer support by answering some of my beginners questions.

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