The Starter

Skill level: Beginner
2 Day Course covering safety and basic turning techniques.

As the title suggests this course is aimed at anyone who would like to try turning for the first time. Or maybe you have just started and would like some guidance. The course will address the basics and safe practice of turning including the selection of the correct tools with which to start.

The most important aspect of turning is having sharp tools. Sharpening will be covered in depth, together with achieving and maintaining the correct profiles and bevel angles and the reasons why the tools are ground to certain profiles. You will be shown different methods of holding work pieces on the lathe with an emphasis on safety, also which tools are appropriate for spindle and faceplate turning. Over the two days you will make 3 - 4 small projects, such as spinning tops, a tool handle, a small bowl, projects that are designed to build your skill level and confidence at the lathe using a mixture of spindle and faceplate tools and techniques.