Woodturning Training Courses

Beginners Course in Woodturning

This course is aimed at the complete novice and provides a basic introduction to woodturning. The course comprises six fortnightly sessions of two hours, taking the student through a basic introduction to the lathe and woodturning, health and safety, tools and techniques. From spindle turning to bowl turning and lidded boxes. This is very much a hands-on course and students will be using the lathe from day one. The course costs £60 which includes 6 months membership of Plymouth Woodturners and the AWGB. For more information please contact us at enquiries@plymouthwoodturners.org.uk. (Gift vouchers are also available).

Course Outline

Session 1 Introduction to woodturning, safety at the lathe, roughing out, making beads and coves (spindle turning)
Session 2 Types of wood, introduction to the skew chisel, sharpening techniques and more spindle turning
Session 3 Preparing wood for turning, introduction to the Face Plate and Bowl turning
Session 4 Spindle turning II: making a goblet or candle stick holder
Session 5 Designing and making fruit
Session 6 Making a lidded box (or pot)