Friday, 14 March 2014 00:00

The Beginner

This 2 Day Course is designed to give you a taste of woodturning, covering the basic tools required, safety equipment,  the importance of sharpening, sanding and finishing. You will complete at least two simple projects to take home.

Thursday, 13 March 2014 00:00

The Hollower

This two day course is designed for those who wish to explore the art of turning hollow forms using salvaged and reclaimed wet wood. The course will cover: A visit to the wood yard to see what is entailed in the recognition, selection, sourcing and harvesting of suitable timbers that have no commercial value other than firewood. You will be shown how to cut and prepare with a chainsaw. The safest and most secure holding methods on the lathe. How to use and exploit the versatility of the Ellesworth or Celtic grind bowl gouge so that it becomes your "go to" tool helping you achieve simple proportion, shape and form to give your work elegance. The workshop is equipped with just about every hollowing tool available as well as various rigs to hold them and I will teach you my technique for hollowing which simplifies the control of the wall thickness reducing the risk of destroying the piece. You will learn different methods of sanding and finishing as well hints and tips on creating perfect hollow forms.