I have been turning wood for many years now, and offer woodturning tuition in London at very reasonable cost. Woodturning can be an absorbing hobby. But if you try to learn without attending one of the woodturning courses now available you will make lots of mistakes along the way. You may get there in the end, but life’s too short for that approach. And sometimes those mistakes can be dangerous, so proper woodturning lessons can save you grief.
I work with both complete beginners and those who already have some experience. My woodturning classes are usually one-to-one. I offer an introduction to bowl making for those who are drawn to the craft. This is usually a half day session, and makes a great ‘experience’ gift. It will give you an insight into woodturning, and you will use the tools to make your own beautiful and unique bowl to take home. Woodturning tuition in London is convenient for people who can’t spare the time to travel further afield.
My longer woodturning courses, in half or full day sessions, aim to give a thorough grounding in the subject. They are a foundation for further development. My woodturning lessons cover health and safety issues, tool sharpening and use, and timber selection and preparation. If required, I can advise on equipment purchase. We normally begin with you turning a bowl to get a feel for how the tools are used. You will then go on to spindle turning, covering the use of spindle gouges and the skew chisel. I can’t make you a skilled turner, that takes long practice. But I can get you off to a good start. You can return to your own workshop and build on what you have learned.
Courses are very informal and flexible, so you can work at your own pace. I am happy to tailor the lessons to your own requirements. Let me know if you have any particular issues that you would like to cover. Starting and finishing times are flexible, and lessons can be on any day of the week.
To find out more, call me on 07496 021531.