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Situated on the outskirts of the beautiful New Forest National Park, my workshop is situated in a wonderful quiet rural location. I cater for complete beginners to wood turning, and improver's wishing to fine tune their skills. I have four British made lathes available - two Graduates (one short and one long base) and two Hegner VB36 (one short and one long base). Course includes all the tools needed for your project and also the raw materials and finishes. I have all the equipment for texturing and colouring your item, all carried out in a safe, centrally heated, fully dust extraction equipped workshop with respirators and safety equipment supplied as standard. Wood turning smocks supplied for safety and to protect your clothing. Weekend bookings taken as standard no extra charge.
Full day 10am - 4pm (or 9am - 3pm) = 6 hours
*Price Includes Single Person Booking £15 supplement (virtual one to one tuition) please email for prices total single person booking £125.00*
Booking for two people price £185 per day
Three, only by special arrangement for £265.00
What's included in the price?
Full day - includes tuition, all tools including use of the lathes, safety equipment, smocks and all materials and finishes, a light lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
As complete beginners, we were keen but a little apprehensive. However, with Andy's patient and expert guidance we had a fantastic time. We came away with two lovely bowls which now have pride of place at home. We would thoroughly recommend Andy as a very knowledgeable and encouraging teacher. It was also lovely to meet Andy's wife, Martine, who was very welcoming and kind. All in all, a wonderful day.
I did a small amount of wood turning about 10 years ago and recently decided to dig out the old lathe and have another go. This did not go too well and so I decided that I needed to get some help.
I came across Andy’s Web site and read the reviews which were all excellent. My children gave me a day course as a Birthday gift. On the day of my course I arrived at Andy’s workshop and straight away was made to feel at home. I had brought my own gouges so Andy could check my sharpening technique. I soon realised that I had no sharpening technique ! Andy reshaped and sharpened my gouges and we made a start on a bowl. I found Andy very patient and he explained things clearly. When I got it wrong he just showed me again. I learnt a great amount during the day and went home with the confidence to practice what I had been shown. Now my gouges are sharp things are starting to go a bit better on my old lathe.
I thoroughly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in learning wood turning.
I don’t normally pay much attention to reviews but I totally agree with all the good comments made by previous students. I would definitely like to attend one of Andy’s other courses once I have had some more turning time. Roll on next birthday.
My Dad and I had a great day woodturning with Andy. As a complete novice, I appreciated Andy explaining to us the tools and techniques involved and by the end of the day we had each produced a respectable looking bowl; with a little help from Andy along the way! Andy was very knowledgeable and helped coach us through the process. The workshop is very well equipped and in a great location in the New Forest. The lunch and tea breaks were also welcome! I would recommend the course to anyone looking for an introduction to woodturning and would be keen to go back and learn some more myself! Thanks for a great day Andy.
I had always wanted to try wood turning so i booked two days with andy, had a great time, andy is great teacher really learnt a lot and would definitely recommend andy to anyone who wants to learn about wood turning .
I have spent a very enjoyable day in Andy's workshop with my sister in law. We both made bowls. Andy was helpful and informative. Woodturning was not new to me but I have come away with a renewed enthusiasm, some new skills and a whole host of ideas. My husband has his head in his hands at the endless ideas. I will be booking agin for sure.
Thanks again for the teas too.
Whether you are a beginner or experienced Andy will help you to the next level, beautiful location, excellent workshop and tools (with all the correct safety provisions) an excellent and relaxed teacher, the course was time and money well spent - and you get excellent food to.
I would recommend Andy to anyone who wants to learn more.5
This course was fantastic. Andy is very patient and a great teacher. It was relaxed and fun but very informative. I have come away with some great new skills. I will definitely do another course in the future!
2 excellent days spent in Andy's superb workshop in a delightful setting by the New Forest. He has a wealth of knowledge on tools, technique and timber which he dispenses in a relaxed but informative style. I came away with greater skills and confidence and a notebook full of useful tips. I only wish I'd done it sooner!
Wanted to learn how to wood turn,Andy made this possible in his excellent work shop with great guidance . Overall I had a fantastic day and came away having learnt the basics and rewarded with a lovely bowl. Great day , thanks Andy.
I gave my Partner a day with Andy learning wood turning, and did the course with him. It was a super day. Andy was warm and welcoming. His workshop was professional, and safe. His equipment was very high spec and well cared for. Andy was very reassuring , and encouraging, and my Partner was delighted to be able to get on with his bowl and experiment under Andy's watchful eye, or ear.
I would highly recommend this course. I learnt so much about holding the tools correctly and the different effect of different cuts. And we both took home beautiful bowls we had made.
I recently had a one-on-one day with Andy and, as a new-boy to wood turning, I was not disappointed. He patiently explained the craft, took me through the tools that are used and all aspects of the lathes and the other machinery that he has. He advised on the various woods used for turning, and how best to season the wood. He helped me turn a bowl during the day using a variety of tools. He also advised me on the best makes of lathes and other machinery that I should be considering for in due course, and offered to give me his opinion on any machine prior to me actually buying. I would highly recommend Andy for anybody wanting to find out about wood turning, or to improve their skills.
I had always fancied trying wood turning, and I'm glad I did so through this great course. As a total beginner it was a steep learning curve, but it was incredibly satisfying and ultimately very creative. Under the expert tuition of Andy you will learn loads, and will enjoy every second of your time in his workshop - give it a try, you won't regret it.
As an engineer I have always wanted to learn how to turn in wood. I heard about Andy from a friend and decided to book a day for a beginners course in wood turning.
What a day I had with This skilled guy, Andy Browne, his turning ability was second to none with a professional workshop. He soon got me up and running to turn my own bowl. The day was fantastic I learnt so much in such a short time. I didn't want the day to end. I shall be booking a second day with Andy to take my skill to another level.
Thank you Andy for a brilliant and informative day. I would recommend Andy to anyone who is thinking of learning wood turning.
My son recently bought me a days wood turning course with Andy as a birthday present. Like my son I have always had a strong desire to be able to work with wood and design my own creations. At long last I had the opportunity to spend the day with a wood turning expert.
Andy's wood turning skills are quite staggering. His very own turned creations are simply amazing. I even turned a small bowl myself with Andy's help which I could never have done before the course.
Andy is a great teacher and has such a relaxed manner you will really enjoy the experience. A top birthday present! Many thanks Andy!
I recently completed a day's 'woodturning for beginners' course with Andy at his workshop in the delightful Hampshire countryside...
I was a total novice to woodturning before and was slightly nervous about how well I would handle the tools/ machinery but Andy's calm and very patient nature put me at ease straight away. This really helped me relax and enjoy the day to the full.
I learnt an incredible amount over the day and can definitely recommend it to anybody out there wanting to learn the amazing skill of woodturning.
I was so impressed I bought another full day's course with Andy for my father as a birthday present!
The added bonus are the stunning rural surroundings where Andy is based. You won't find a more desirable and idyllic location to spend a day woodturning, anywhere!
A great day indeed - many thanks Andy!
As a cabinetmaker I have been looking for quite some time to introduce turned design details as part of my furniture portfolio. As an initial step towards this I enlisted the help of Andy Browne.
The day spent with him in his workshop proved to be 'just what the doctor ordered'.
His level of expertise in all matters woodturning was a joy to behold.... materials, tools, their preparation, sharpening and uses, finishing materials and techniques (his textured and coloured
workpieces were real eye openers!). It was all there in the most wonderfully equipped workshop imaginable. All that coupled with Andy's easy going nature and relaxed teaching style made for a very enjoyable and fruitful day.... I will be returning soon and can't recommend it highly enough to any one wishing to start learning, or to increase their existing skill level in woodturning.
I had always wanted to try my hand at wood-turning and Andy was recommended to me by a friend. I was very impressed with his workshop and how professionally set-up it was. The day started with a safety talk regarding the tools we would be using and the workplace in general. Throughout the day Andy gave me clear instruction and advice and answered the numerous questions I had. By the time we had finished I had turned a bowl, of which I'm very proud.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent with Andy and would recommend giving it a go.
I will defiantly be booking in again and am looking forward to learning more.
I recently participated in a wood turning beginners day course with Andy at his workshop in Fordingbridge , Hampshire.
The day proved to be informative and very interesting and Andy was very patient as I was a beginner and he was able to teach me the basics of wood turning and the use of the equipment in a language that I found easy to understand . I came away with good sound knowledge of the basics of wood turning and all this was achieved in one day !
Thanks Andy . I will be recommending your day courses to others and to anyone reading this review I can vouch for Andy's expertise and easy to understand teaching methods for the novice .
I will be returning to Andy's day courses and hopefully this is the start of a hobby that I will enjoy for many years to come .