This class is mainly for people who have their own lathe, but anyone can attend. It won't turn you into a skilled woodturner - that takes long hours of practice in your own workshop. But this is an opportunity to troubleshoot and refine your technique. You will learn how to avoid tool catches and get a finish that needs little sanding. It will give you a foundation to build on later. You are welcome to take along your own turning tools if you wish so that Terry can check their condition for you.
You will not make a specific project, but Terry will clearly explain and demonstrate the proper use of the different spindle turning tools. There will be plenty of hands-on practice time.
Classes are taught on a one-to-one basis, allowing Terry to give you the benefit of his undivided attention. He is a very experienced turner and a patient, friendly and approachable tutor
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Terry Vaughan
Terry is a woodturner who lives and works in North London. He has been turning wood for over 40 years, and has a workshop studio filled with the scent of timber, part-finished bowls and the tools needed for his work.
Terry made his first wooden bowl at school. It was a long time ago, but he still has that bowl. Years later, he built his first woodturning lathe out of scrap steel, and with it made his second bowl from a bit of elm. He still has that bowl too. He keeps nails in it, and every time he sees it, it reminds him just how bad a wooden bowl can be! Later, with a better lathe and more experience, he began to make better bowls, which he now sells online. Making for sale develops technical skills, and also improve the turner’s ‘eye’.
Terry is passionate about woodturning and, though new to Obby, he has taught the craft for a number of years. His classes are very popular and he is proud of their consistently great reviews.
You can see his work and check those reviews at https://turnedwoodenbowls.co.uk
Everything you need is provided on the day. You must be 18 or over.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.