Cheshire
Woodworking

Woodturning courses

Venue

Old Alvanley Garage
Commonside, Helsby
Cheshire WA6 9HB

Duration

2 days

Timing

9.30am–4.30pm

Course dates

Cost

£240 (includes all materials, use of a tool kit, lunch and light refreshments). A £100 deposit is needed to secure your place.

This hands on course will be your first step into woodturning and will give you a firm foundation in all the basic skills of woodturning. The course is aimed at novices who wish to try out a new skill while allowing you create your own pieces on the lathe.

The first day focuses on understanding and using the lathe safely, tool sharpening and tool identification. Once these topics are covered we will then work on turning wood between centres, using the roughing gouge, spindle gouge, skew chisel and parting tool.

The second day will be focused on bowl turning and face plate turning, whilst you will still use some of the tools from the previous day the main focus will be on the use of the bowl gouge. Throughout both days emphasis is given to mastering new skills in such a way that when the student returns to their own workshop they can put into practice all they have learnt.

You will take home a number of pieces, from a honey dipper and a garden dibber to a bowl and a lamp which will incorporate spindle and bowl turning.

There is a maximum of 4 students per course. Price includes lunch and light refreshments throughout the day.

For more details or to register, please contact Ciarán.