This course is ideal if you've never turned before – but you'd like to have a go. It is designed to give complete beginners an introduction to the basics of woodturning, covering the lathe, safety aspects and simple bowl turning. The aim is to build confidence through safe practice.
You should leave with one completed bowl made in the day and an understanding of the lathe, how it works and safety considerations.
Timetable for one day courses
Students should arrive by 9am for registration.
Classes are from 9.15 - 5pm
Lunch is included.
Colin Simpson has been woodturning for over 30 years. He has been teaching and demonstrating woodturning for over eighteen years in his own workshop, throughout Europe, the USA and New Zealand. He is a past editor of world renowned magazine 'Woodturning', and now writes regularly for woodworking magazines.