In 2016 we had a purpose built woodturning workshop constructed to enable us to teach up to four students at a time comfortably, with areas for design, preparation, turning, colouring, texturing and finishing, as well as an area to sit and chat over a cuppa!
We have a huge range of turning tools to suit all styles of turning, from small delicate micro gouges to huge hollowing tools and gouges. This enables you to try new equipment and master new techniques.
The workshop is also set up with additional woodworking equipment, bandsaw, table saw, drill press, planer thicknesses and spindle moulder. So we're not short of equipment.
We have four lathes to cover aspects of turning:
VB36 capable of turning 2.3m diameter
Jet 4224b capable of turning 2.6m long at 610mm diameter
Jet 1221 VS
All with dust extraction and air filtration, plus, lots of ancillary equipment allowing students to try every aspect of turning, decorating and texturing.