Discover and learn all aspects of turning on our five day woodturning course. Aimed at students who have taken part in the two day course, each aspect of turning will be taught in greater detail. The extended length of the course gives you the opportunity to produce more challenging projects and time to learn a wealth of knowledge on the subject.
The five day course will introduce you to turning tools, equipment and accessories, including grinding equipment and tool sharpening. With guidance from your tutor you will practice techniques both between centres and faceplate. Through this you’ll learn how to master the art of pen turning, turning acrylics and polyester. Be taught bowl turning techniques and learn to spindle turn coves, beads and fillets and the use of jam chucks.
As the course emphasis is on practical turning you'll have substantial hands-on experience in all basic woodturning techniques. Using your allocated lathe and tools you’ll produce test pieces and projects that may be kept for future reference.
Items you take home can change depending on the resources and materials available on the day.
Time permitting the course might also allow for wooden fruit making. This will include wooden fruit making using jam chucks, all of which you can also take home.
You will start your day with a welcome talk, including a hot drink, health and safety brief and a breakdown and review of the equipment you will be using.
No woodturning experience needed.
The minimum age is 14 years old and anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the course and must not be left unattended during class hours. If you would like to read our terms and conditions click here.