Wish to make your Christmas a little bit more special? Fancy the idea of making your own Christmas decorations & gifts? Impress your family and friends this Christmas and learn how to turn an array of special Christmas pieces.
Aimed at beginners and intermediates, our one day course demonstrates and involves the use of the basic tool range. Tools used include; roughing gouge, bowl gouge, skew chisel, parting tool scrapers and beading tools. In addition, you’ll also use an array of measuring and marking tools. With your tutors guidance, you'll have hands-on experience with all the techniques you’ll need. Including, safety, tool sharpening, drilling on the lathe, finishing techniques, the use of four chucks and using a pen mandrel.
By the end of the two days, you’ll have been able to turn and create the same finished projects as the one day course (two decorations and a pen) plus more decorative Christmas decorations and gifts.
Items you take home can change depending on the resources and materials available on the day.
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.