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, 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)

Course sessions are run on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month between 7:00pm and 9:00pm. (Early arrival around 6:30pm is advised to help set up)

Training course dates for 2020

1st CourseFull
Session 1January 10thFull
Session 2January 24thFull
Session 3February 14thFull
Session 4February 28thFull
Session 5March 13thFull
Session 6March 27thFull
2nd CourseFull
Session 1April 10thFull
Session 2April 24thFull
Session 3May 8thFull
Session 4May 22ndFull
Session 5June 12thFull
Session 6June 26thFull
3rd CourseFull
Session 1September 11thFull
Session 2September 25thFull
Session 3October 9thFull
Session 4October 23rdFull
Session 5November 13thFull
Session 6November 27thFull