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Service Description

This two-day Woodturning course is designed for beginners and those looking to improve their skills. The course covers the fundamentals, starting with a practice piece where participants will use the six basic turning tools. Emphasis is placed on sharpening these tools, and tool skills and finishing techniques are integral components of the program. By the end of the course, participants will gain the knowledge needed to advance their woodturning abilities. Led by the calm and supportive instructor, Colwin, students will have the chance to create up to four pieces, including a tool skills practice piece, mushroom or toadstool, vase, and small bowl. The course not only focuses on tool usage but also covers sharpening techniques, the application of abrasives, and various finishing methods, along with guidance on when to use them. What you will learn: - Safety at the lathe - Tool selection - Use of the basic woodturning tools - The use of abrasives and techniques to get the most out of them - The use of different finishing products The basic six tools you will use are: - Roughing gouge - Skew - Parting tool - Bowl gouge - Spindle gouge - Scrapers

  • Starts 8 Oct
  • 330 British pounds
  • Gammons Hill

Available spots


The classroom provides individual lathes, complete sets of turning tools, safety gear, and all necessary materials for each student. Located in a well-lit and spacious workshop on a thriving farm shop site, it offers a refreshing environment with opportunities for retail therapy during breaks from turning.


  •  9:30am - 10am            Warm welcome, introductions over coffee 

  • 10am - 1pm                   Workshop time 

  • 1pm - 2pm                     Lunch

  • 2pm - 4pm                   Workshop time

  • 4pm - 4:30pm             Debrief and unwind

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Lunch is provided onsite at the farm shops Wonderfull super cosy restaurant 


We provide safety visors and a soft dust mask but feel free to bring your own safety gear. Wear appropriate shoes; no open sandals, deck shoes, or flip-flops. Please inform us of any medical conditions for emergency preparedness.


  • Deposit required on signup and balance paid on arrival

  • No refunds are given if you withdraw 6 weeks or less prior to course 

  • If you withdraw up to 2 months before a class, you may apply this amount to future class' within six months of your cancelled class date.

  • Exceptions will be handled on a case-by-case basis 

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