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Introduction to Woodturning Course

5(1 review)
Take yourself back to basics with the Introduction to Woodturning class by Ben Willis Woodcraft in South London.
Crystal Palace
In-person
£150 pp
Beginner
What happens in this class?

Though modern woodturning is usually carried out using a mechanical lathe, this class takes you back to basics, showing you a range of woodturning and shaping methods whilst using a traditional foot-powered lathe.

In this course

In this class, you will learn how to use a variety of hand tools, whilst operating a traditional woodturning lathe. These tools will include;

  • Axe
  • Draw knife
  • Roughing gouge
  • Skew chisel

Now you can

  • Use these new skills to shape and Create your own woodworking projects
  • expand your knowledge further with a more advanced woodworking class
  • display your creations at home, or give…
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Latest Reviews
5(1 review)
Gemma - 9 February 2018
I had a blast on Ben's course; I was a complete newbie to woodturning but he took the time to explain the key principles of how to work with green wood as well as a thorough look through the tools and equipment. We had plenty of time to mess around with all the implements to really get a lot pf practical experience and because the classes are kept small we had much one to one time with Ben who could watch us and point out useful tips. The relaxed and happy class definitely increased my interest to pick up more skills and return to the workshop, and Ben is a credit to his craft with an infectious attitude to green woodworking. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this class to anyone with a mind to learning about this wonderful ancient skill.
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Age Requirement

This class is suitable for all agesAll students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

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Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Your Teacher

Ben Willis Woodcraft is an independent wood workshop based in Crystal Palace offering a chance to get back to nature by using green wood to make a bowl, stool or chair from scratch.

Ben makes bespoke furniture and it all starts this way - as a log, as far as is possible freshly cut from the woodland. Aside from the practical advantages of using material in this form, as previously described, an added benefit is that it sustains the ancient practice of coppicing, a sustainable method for managing woodlands in which trees are cut, allowed to regrow again for a period…

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Gemma - 9 February 2018
I had a blast on Ben's course; I was a complete newbie to woodturning but he took the time to explain the key principles of how to work with green wood as well as a thorough look through the tools and equipment. We had plenty of time to mess around with all the implements to really get a lot pf practical experience and because the classes are kept small we had much one to one time with Ben who could watch us and point out useful tips. The relaxed and happy class definitely increased my interest to pick up more skills and return to the workshop, and Ben is a credit to his craft with an infectious attitude to green woodworking. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this class to anyone with a mind to learning about this wonderful ancient skill.