The Scottish Woodturner

Contact name: Stuart Mclellan
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Woodturning for beginners
Next date: 8th Feb 2023
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Woodturning for beginners: 2 day course
Next date: 8th Feb 2023

Recent reviews

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21 Jan 23'

Claire Smith reviewed: Woodturning for beginners

"I have just finished my two day course with Stuart, and it was a great experience and very informative. I was a complete novice with a desire to learn this craft in order to gain enough of a feeling for it to know if I want to move forward with it and get my own workshop. Stuart was knowledgable, patient, with a passion he wants to pass on, I now know what the craft takes from preparation and design to hand tools, machinery and taking you to a final product. His workshop was organised, stocked, warm and fully equipped with PPE. I would highly recommended with course for any level, from someone who fancies and day or so out to try something new, to someone who want to pick this up as a hobby or a professional who just would like to improve or learn new skills. I’m confident from what I’ve learned that I will take this further and I know that when I’m set up on my own I will book again to keep learning more from Stuart."

The Scottish Woodturner responded:

" Thanks for that great review Clair. Hope to see you again when you are up and running."

11 Dec 22'

Pauline Colburn reviewed: Woodturning for beginners

"Just completed day 2 of my wood turning course .As there had been a large time gap between days ,Stuart refreshed advice & technique & was very patient. I was given the course as a gift as I wanted to experience woodturning & never intended to take it further (ie. I will not be buying a lathe ). The experience was very interesting, Stuart is a very knowledgable teacher , the workshop is set in beautiful surroundings & I came away with a wonderful turned wooden object. I thourghly enjoyed my 2day course & would recommend it ."

The Scottish Woodturner responded:

" Thanks Pauline, Hope the lamp base is now fully functional. Stuart"

15 Nov 22'

Ian reviewed: Woodturning for beginners

"Really enjoyed my 1 day introductory course and came away with a lovely bowl made from mulberry wood. Stuart is an excellent and patient instructor, imparting lots of information about the safe and correct use of the lathe and associated tools. I would recommend anyone thinking of getting their own lathe to attend a course like this to get a good grounding of basic lathe work and safe working practices. All in all, an excellent day well spent."

The Scottish Woodturner responded:

" Thanks Ian. Glad you enjoyed your day."

30 Jul 22'

Colten Palmer reviewed: Woodturning for beginners

"I took a two day course with Stuart last week and it was an amazing experience. He is a master of technique and has a real creative soul as well. We used the lathe to make several items from a burnt ash wood bowl to an apple. He is really good at guiding you through the process and yet allows you to feel ownership over the project. I highly recommend taking this course, you'll learn a lot and have a great time. Lunch was great and Freddie the dog was a friendly member of his team."

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