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Beginners course/introduction to woodturning
The first part of this practical course is spent learning basic spindle turning techniques & exercises, these will allow the beginner to develop basic skills.
During the day lathes tools, sharpening finishing and methods of work holding are introduced and discussed. As the course progresses priority is based upon hands on learning with demonstrations where needed, to allow the student to understand and learn the techniques safely at a comfortable pace.
Part two of the course is spent turning a simple bowl.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me
A vastly experienced woodturner and writer for Woodturning Magazine, Nick Arnull has given demonstrations to woodturning clubs all over the UK and as far and wide as South Africa, the USA and Ireland.
The Beginners woodturning in Norfolk course is designed for those wishing to try out the craft of wood turning.
The course is taught one to one in a private well equipped and insured workshop.
Many students have never stepped into a workshop before and wish to try woodturning before investing in tools and equipment. Others are at an intermediate or advanced level and would like some additional training.
What's included in the price?
All materials, equipment, refreshments and lunch are supplied.
What a fantastic day with Nick (Alan!! Lol)... He and his wife are great and very friendly, Nick puts you at ease straight away, he has a very calm and relaxing demeanor..
The morning was spent showing the different tools, sharpening and how to use these tools for different shaping all hands on and not rushed at all. Then a light lunch and back to workshop to make a bowl.. Definitely wpuld recommend Nick ..Thank You!
We had an amazing day with Nick. I contacted him as we were coming to Norfolk for a holiday and asked if he could fit two of us in together. Nick was able to arrange this and we spent the morning getting used to the tools and then, after a lovely lunch provided by Jane, we produced our lovely bowls. We posted these on Facebook and have had a great response, saying how professional they look.
Nick is a great teacher, very knowledgeable, helpful and patient. Great sense of humour and makes a great cup of tea!!
My wife bought me this for a Christmas present and I could not be happier. Nick and his wife made me very welcome (and a lovely lunch too),
Nick takes you through all the basic skills of wood turning at your own pace and builds your confidence as the day progresses. I came away with a bowl which is of a quality and finish I would not have believed possible.
If you fancy trying your hand at wood turning or are an established hobby turner, you will not be dissapointed.
Just had a one day introduction course and it was awesome. Nick is an excellent teacher. As well as being very knowledgable, he adjusts the speed and approach to the student. He is very easy to talk to and puts you at ease. I plan to follow up with a second day looking at making boxes.
I came away with a nice bowl and a dabber.
Was bought a wood turning lathe and equipment for my birthday in December and needed to find out how to use them!
Had a great day. I was really impressed by the way Nick adapted his beginner's course to suit my needs and abilities and was amazed that we were able to make a lovely bowl in the time available.
Was bought a gift voucher for my birthday & am a complete beginner in anything to do with wood. Had a great day with Nick, & of course the lovely Jane. Learnt about the lathes, the workshop, safety in the shop, the tools, the basic skills, & finishing. Came away with a lovely bowl at the end. Really chuffed. Am busy now trying to plan to convert my shed into a workshop now!!! Can't recommend the day with Nick highly enough; am definitely going to go back to Nick for further teaching when I get up & running. Big thumbs up!
Came in as a complete novice and had an great time learning the basics. The fundamentals of the lathe, basic tools, cuts and finishing expertly delivered. Left with a pretty good bowl for my efforts. All round a great day.
I just completed the one day course on wood turning and have graded it excellent. As a complete novice I was made to feel very comfortable with the instruction. The content was comprehensive and taught me everything I need to know to start this hobby. Nick is extremely professional in his approach and takes time to ensure that you understand everything he shows you. He taught me several techniques and at the culmination of the day I ended up with a very nice wooden bowl. I wholeheartedly recommend this course to anyone with an interest in starting to wood turn. The facilities are excellent and Nicks wife prepared a very nice light lunch.
Great day with Nick. He was knowledgeable, calm, relaxed and good fun. Really built up my confidence and focused throughout to increase my skills. Spindle work in the morning, a lovely lunch and then bowl turning in the afternoon. I will probably now look for my own lathe and then book another day with him.
Absolutely brilliant day with Nick.
This was my first experience of wood turning and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Nick helped me out and gave me pointers when I needed it, to help me progress. From learning spindle work in the morning to finishing off with a nice bowl in the afternoon.
Don't hesitate to book a day, you won't regret it. It's very "cool"
Thanks again, Nick.