Woodturning Training Courses

Beginners Course in Woodturning

This course is aimed at the complete novice and provides a basic introduction to woodturning. The Level 1 course comprises four weekly sessions of two hours, taking the student through a basic introduction to the lathe and woodturning, health and safety, tools and techniques. This is very much a hands-on course and students will be using the lathe from day one. A Level 2 course offering more advanced training and further practice will be available soon. For more information please contact us at enquiries@plymouthwoodturners.org.uk.

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 Buying and setting up equipment and general review of sessions 1 to 3

Course sessions will be run every week between 7:00pm and 9:00pm on Wednesday evenings. (Early arrival around 6:30pm is advised to help set up). Pre-registration is required.

Training course dates for 2021

We are pleased to announce that after 18 months of delay from the start of the Covid19 lockdown, we are now ready to re-start our training course programme. We will be resuming the beginners course in woodturning starting in October 2021. If you have already signed up for a training course or have expressed an interest in joining one of our courses, we will be in touch with you again. If you have not contacted us before and would like to know more about our training courses, please contact us here. We will be publishing our new training course schedule here on the website shortly.