Fruit Making

Woodturning Fruit with Wooden Chucks

Course Details

Level: Beginner

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

Duration: 1 Day

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

Price: £150.00

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

Want to learn how to create a simple yet useful woodturning tool for your workshop? Fancy grasping the art of finishing techniques to make your designs really stand out? Over the duration of this course, you will look into the making and use of wooden chucks and in this instance woodturning a selection of wooden fruit.

What you will learn

Our one day course will teach you how to create a wooden chuck to give you a wider range of workholding options for your lathe. Alongside learning how to turn fruit from wood, your tutor will discuss timber selection and which is most suitable for the wooden chucks as well as which work best for fruit production. In addition, you'll be taught how to master finishing with an in-depth guide to polishing and sanding techniques. Including buffing with buffing wheels and polishing compounds, to make your designs really stand out.

What you'll take home

  • Wooden Apples and Pears
  • Wooden Jam Chuck
  • Axminster Skill Centre Certificate of Attendance
  • ‘How to sheet’ - 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.

Although all tools are supplied for this course, it may be useful for you to bring your own with you so we can discuss sharpening techniques and send you away with a sharp set.

This course is easily achievable for the beginner but would also suit the more experienced woodturner wishing to develop their production techniques.

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.

Colwin Way

Course Tutor

Colwin Way - 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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