Introduction to the Craft of Turning

A two day course covering the basic skills, safety, tools and techniques that will enable you

to turn your own works of art.

By the end of 2 days, you’ll have an understanding of the best techniques and how to use the

machines safely. Plus, you’ll have turned your first bowl and spindle - and platter too if there’s time!

If you’ve already completed the ‘Woodturning Experience’ class, it’s possible to condense this course into one day (depending on your skills and confidence).

Class overview

Beginner | Two days | Turn a spindle & bowl or platter

Day 1 starts with a quick overview: what you’ll be working on, safe working practice, PPE

I’ll show you the workshop, and explain how to use the tools and equipment: the lathe, extractor, tools, and tools maintenance.

Some of the things we will cover:

How to mount your work to the lathe

How to use the tools correctly

Roughing down the wood

Planning cuts in the wood

How to make V cuts

How to make parting cuts

Bead

Coves

Sanding to make it extra smooth

Finishing with wood wax

Depending on progress, we may start the bowl in the afternoon.

   

Finishing up

Tidy up and summarise what you’ve learnt during the day

Take home your new spindle and get ready for tomorrow

On day 2,

we will go over basic design before moving to the lathes.

We will cover:

How to mount your work to the lathe

A reminder of how to use the tools safely

Roughing down the wood

Shaping the outside

Turning the inside

Sanding to make it smooth

Finishing with wood wax or something similar

If we have time we will go on to design and make a platter too.

Finishing up

Tidy up and summarise what you’ve learnt during the day

Take home your bowl (& platter)

 

Ready to book your class?

Fill in the form on my contact page and we can arrange a date or discuss any questions you might have, or buy a

Gift Voucher from my shop to give to a loved one.

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