Learn how to create an attractive and functional pestle and mortar for your kitchen. This one day course is ideal for any beginner starting out in the woodturning field. Learn from your insightful tutor as they take you through a step-by-step guide on turning a pestle and mortar. Encompass the basic turning techniques alongside the making.
With guidance from your tutor throughout the course, you will learn how to select and prepare your materials. Work holding on the lathe and applying skills in basic spindle turning and bowl turning. Furthermore, you will learn sanding and finishing techniques to make your creation really stand out.
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.
This is a 'hands-on' course, each student being able to work at their own pace. The tutor will be able to demonstrate and explain the techniques to the group as a whole and individuals as required.
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