Intermediate Wood Turning - Weekend Course

About the course

This course in woodturning has been developed to take students with some experience in

woodturning to a stage where they can use more advanced techniques.

Students will be expected to have either attended a Novices’ Course, or have their own lathe and be reasonably proficient in spindle work.

Over the weekend you will be instructed and shown how to use more advanced tools / techniques, such as the skew chisel, for grooving, plaining and possibly some beading, depending on ability. We will introduce you to the requirements of tool sharpening, including different tool grinds and their uses (no student practice is possible for tool sharpening).

All the projects pieces made can be taken home at the end of the course with no additional charge.

At the end of the course, students should have gained sufficient knowledge to competently and safely use woodturning tools at home. In doing so students can produce products for their own use or for resale as required.

The course is delivered in partnership with Wooden Stuff Ltd. Lytham, Lancashire http://

www.olivewoodturning.co.uk/ and will cover the following topics;

• Workshop safety

• Woodturning tool techniques

• Skew chisel techniques

• Basic bowl-turning techniques

• Requirements of tool sharpening and different tool grind uses

• Work holding methods

• Sanding techniques

• Finishing techniques

PROJECTS

• Platter

• Small end grain bowl

Additional Information

(Please note this course is not held at the Myerscough College, Bilsborrow campus)

Items listed may be altered without notice depending on availability of materials.

All tools, materials and tuition will be provided by Wooden Stuff Ltd. at their specialist training workshop in Lytham. The material costs are included within the course fee.

Students are expected to wear suitable clothing (not loose fitting) or a specialist apron, suitablefootwear (not canvas or open-toed). Loose fitting jewellery to be removed. Long hair should be tied back.

Course hand-outs and project sheets will be provided as the course progresses.

Food is not provided - please bring a packed lunch if required, or there is a McDonalds and Lidl store within walking distance of the venue. Coffee, tea and water will be provided.

This is a non qualification course, but candidates will receive a Myerscough College attendance and completion certificate if required to commence and support further training.

Course Numbers

The course is for a maximum of 4 students