Turned Boxes

Woodturning Boxes - Advanced Course (2 Days)

Course Details

Level: Advanced

Maximum six students are taught in a group during this course.

Duration: 2 Days

Course hours will run from 9:00am-5:00pm (including approx half an hour for lunch).

Price: £260.00

Price includes VAT, all required materials,
required tools and a light lunch.

Push your design ideas of the turned wooden box further on our advanced course, Woodturning a Turned Box. Aimed at experienced woodturners, this two day course will teach you how to develop the turned wooden box into art form. Learn from your experienced tutor and develop and practise new tool techniques; enabling you to challenge the basic designs of the turned box to achieve your own unique pieces.  

What you will learn

Start your two days with a discussion into which materials are suitable for your wooden box. You’ll then learn how best to cut and prepare these materials, different ways of mounting them on the lathe and how to get the best for a potentially expensive resource. Refresh your mind on safe and effective use of a range of different tools, to cut and shape the workpiece into the desired form. Then, you’ll learn how to sand and polish to a professional standard.

The course emphasis is on practical turning with a high degree of hands-on tuition.

This is a ‘hands-on’ course, each student being able to work at their own pace. The course will be lead by the tutor who will both demonstrate and explain the techniques to the group as a whole and individuals as required.

What you take home

  • A uniquely designed turned box
  • Certificate of attendance
  • ‘How to’ - Course details

Items you take home can change depending on the resources and materials available on the day.

Additional information

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.

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.

Jason Breach

Course Tutor

Jason Breach - Meet your tutor
Peter Hibbin

Course Tutor

Peter Hibbin - Meet your tutor

What our students say...

I will certainly book another course with Axminster

I was recommended to attend this course as I had no experience for 50 years of woodturning. I spent two days with an exceptional firm with exceptional staff and cannot recommend them highly enough. The administration was perfect, the tutor was polite, knowledgeable, approachable and friendly and I have to say that the visit was money well spent. I will certainly book another course with Axminster. If all businesses were run this way with the same type of staff the country would be booming.

David R, Beginners Woodturning (2 day)

My only criticism - it was all over too soon!

What a superb couple of days spent in the company of Nick Agar whilst being introduced to the field of woodturning texturing an colouring. Expert demonstration and explanation of techniques and tool use throughout with plenty of time for questions and answers and one to one guidance. The course is set at intermediate level but Nick tempered his instruction to meet the knowledge and experience of each student and made it such a memorable experience. Thanks Nick. Thanks also go to Colwin and Ben for the work they put in behind the scenes (and of course for sorting out the all important elevenses and lunch). My only criticism - it was all over too soon!

Alan B, Using Colour & Texture with Nick Agar

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