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.
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