Wish to make your Christmas a little bit more special? Fancy the idea of woodturning your own decorations & gifts? Impress your family and friends 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 tutor’s guidance, you’ll have hands-on experience with all the techniques you’ll need including safety, tool sharpening, drilling on the lathe, finishing techniques and, the use of four chucks.
By the end of the day, you’ll have been able to turn and produce finished projects including two decorations and a pen, that you can take home to impress your family and friends!
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.
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