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. R600 per participant.

Bowl Turning Course: From 09h00 to 13h00 with a maximum of three students on a course. R600 per participant.

Hollowing Course: From 09h00 to 14h00 with a maximum of two students on a course. R700 per participant.

 

Scroll down to see all the courses with available dates.

Once you have booked, I will send you an invoice with payment details. Payment is required before the start of the course.



Basic Turning

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

 


 

Bowl Turning

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 Course

This course is for more advanced turners, interested in getting into hollowing. The following items are covered in the course:

- Shafts and cutters available for hollowing with the application of the different cutters.

- Hollowing techniques, by hand, with a hollowing rig.

 

- Practicing with the different cutters on an open form

- Turning a hollow form of your choice. (Jacaranda wood is included in the course fee but burls and other wood are available at additional cost)