Introduction to Wood Turning Skills - 8 Week Evening Course

About the course

This beginner’s level course in woodturning has been developed to take students with little or no experience in woodturning to a level where they can safely design and manufacture projects on a small woodturning lathe.

Over the weeks you will be instructed and shown how to safely operate the lathe and to produce a number of projects, each with a different degree of difficulty as you progress through the course. All the projects pieces made can be taken home at the end of the course with no additional charge. At the end of the 8 weeks students should have gained sufficient knowledge to competently and safely set up their own workshop and tools at home. In doing so students can produce products for their own use or for resale as required.

The course delivered in partnership with WOOD AND STUFF LTD Lytham, Lancashire and will cover the following topics;

  • Workshop safety
  • Lathe appreciation
  • Woodturning tool techniques
  • Wood appreciation
  • Work holding methods
  • Sanding techniques
  • Finishing techniques
  • Tool sharpening principles


  • Essential woodturning shape elements (Test piece - 'bumpy shiny stick')
  • Tool handle
  • Pen
  • Small cup
  • Saucer
  • Bowl
  • Lidded box

Additional Information

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

All tools, materials and tuition will be provided by WOOD AND STUFF LTD at their specialist training workshop in Lytham.The material costs are included within the course fee.

Finished items are taken home on the last day of the course for reasons explained on the course. Course hand-outs and project sheets will be provided as the course progresses. Items listed may be altered without notice depending on availability of materials and mechanisms.

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

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.


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