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The Scottish Woodturner

Contact name: Stuart Mclellan
Total bookings
over 3 years
with CraftCourses

Courses, kits & gifts

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Woodturning for beginners
Next date: 3rd Mar 2024
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Woodturning for beginners: 2 day course
Next date: 3rd Mar 2024

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
14 Feb 24'

Vicky reviewed: Woodturning for beginners

"I'd highly recommend learning wood turning with Stuart. We took our boys for a 2 day course and they both loved it . We also had fun watching what they were up to and learning more about it. It was great to see them try something they could not normally get to do, and to feel like Stuart was keeping them safe but also teaching them how to manage the risks themselves. Stuart was really patient and let the boys choose what they were interested in and adapted to them. They are 8 and 14, so with very different abilities, but both got something out of it and left really pleased with what they'd achieved - we now have a very beautiful cup, egg cup, goblet, spinning top and garden dibber! They are now bugging us to get the kit to do more at home! The setting is also very lovely and we enjoyed feeding the robins on our lunch break."

The Scottish Woodturner responded:

" Hi Vicky, Thanks for the review. So glad they both enjoyed it and if you do decide on getting them some kit let me know if I can help. "

8 Dec 23'

Robert Crawford reviewed: Woodturning for beginners

"Stuart took me through the course at my own pace and I learned a lot during the two days. I now feel more confident having been shown the proper techniques of woodturning. Just as important, I now know what not to do. Highly recommended."

The Scottish Woodturner responded:

" Thanks Robert. Just keep practicing."

21 Nov 23'

Bill reviewed: Woodturning for beginners

"Stuart ensures by his 1 to 1 training that it is your course and whether day 1 or 2 He facilitates how you spend your time giving you knowledge and practical experience in a relaxed way at your pace. I was chosing a 1 day course and am glad that I took Stuarts advice and enrolled for 2 days. The first day gave me a good basis to start a new hobby The gap between the 2 days showed up my inexperience and errors making day 2 invaluable Day 2 enabled me to sort out my errors in tool sharpening and I had been using the wrong woodturning chisels on various projects hence results were below par. The 2nd day has renewed my enthusiasm in woodturning and shown me that using the right tools properly sharpened is so important for successful results Thanks Stuart and I recommend that anyone interested in trying woodturning should contact You "

The Scottish Woodturner responded:

" Thanks for the review Bill. So glad you got as much out of your second day as you did the first. "

6 Sep 23'

Rob Donnelly reviewed: Woodturning for beginners

"Excellent two days with Stuart in August 2023. I had done a little turning before (albeit self taught) and this was excellent to build knowledge and skills. We covered safety, equipment, tools, wood preparation and choice, turning skills and finishing. Stuart is an excellent teacher - patient, clear and responsive to what you need and want to do. I particularly appreciated the practice and skill building on wood offcuts as much as making something which we did as well. I'm hooked, have invested in a lathe and some tools and will look to practice my new skills. Thank you Stuart."

The Scottish Woodturner responded:

" Thanks Rob, Glad you've got the bug."

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