Wood Turning - Novice Course

About the course

This novices’ level course in woodturning has been developed to take students with a little experience and over the weekend build up the confidence and skills enabling the candidates to produce items on their own lathe and progress to the Intermediate Workshop.

Students must have done the Taster Course or have their own lathe and be familiar with it’s operation before attending this course.

Candidates will be instructed and shown how to safely operate the lathe with the aim of producing a candlestick and base from olive wood. At the end of the course, 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.

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

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

• Lathe appreciation

• Woodturning tool techniques

• Wood appreciation

• Work holding methods

• Sanding techniques

• Finishing techniques

PROJECTS

• Candlestick (spindle turning)

• Candlestick base (face-plate turning)

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, suitable footwear (not canvas or open-toed). Loose fitting jewellery to be removed. Long hair should be tied back.

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.

Progression

Pen Making Course

Intermediate Woodturning Workshop

Course Numbers

The course is for a maximum of 6 students