Woodturning Courses

Wood turning courses are offered in my fully equipped workshop:

Basic Turning Course: From 09h00 to 13h00 with a maximum of three students on a course. R700 per participant.

Bowl Turning Course: From 09h00 to 13h00 with a maximum of three students on a course. R700 per participant.

Hollowing Course: Nothing scheduled for 2023

Scroll down to see all the courses with available dates.

Once you have booked, an invoice will be sent with payment details. Booking will only be finally confirmed once payment has been received.

Fees are refundable if cancelled at least two weeks before the date, less than two weeks, non-refundable. Courses may be re-schedules to another suitable date if the instructor is not available due to abnormal circumstances.

 

 Basic Turning (Book a Basic Turning Course) Bowl Turning (Book a Bowl Turning Course)

This course is for people interested in starting with woodturning or brushing up on the basic skills of woodturning. The following items are covered in the course:

- Workshop safety

- Getting to know your lathe

- Turning tools

- Sharpening of turning tools 

- The laws of turning

- Hands on practice with all the turning tools will be done

This course is aimed at the intermediate turner that has completed the basic course or has an understanding and experience with turning tools. The main aspects covered are:

- Use of the bowl gouge with the different cuts that can be made with this gouge

- Grain orientation

- Design and shape of the bowl

- Safely mounting the bowl blank

- How to turn the correct tennon

- Hollowing the bowl

- Finishing the foot of the bowl

Hollowing (Book a Hollowing Course)

This course is aimed at the intermediate to advanced turner that has completed the basic course and preferably the bowl turning course as well. Turners with experience are also welcome to enter for this course. The main aspects covered are:

- Types of hollow forms, size and shape

- Tools required for the different type of hollow forms

- Turning the outside of the hollow form

- Free hand hollowing and using a hollowing jig

- Measuring the wall thickness

- Finishing the foot of a hollow form