One of the most fascinating woodwork machines to watch in action also one of the most pleasurable to learn and great results in a surprisingly short time.
Wood lathes have been used for centuries to make chair legs, candlesticks, rolling pins, plates and bowls in a wide variety of woods.
We are thrilled to have experienced wood turner Paul Nesbitt bring his skills and machines to the centre so that you can experience the joy of turning a small wooden bowl from a sawn blank into a polished vessel to have and to hold….and to take home.
This course is suitable for absolute beginners and would be a thrilling gift for any woodworker who has not had the chance to try their hand at turning.
Learners will work two to a lathe, which is a surprisingly satisfying way to learn. People who have taken Paul’s workshops have been thrilled with their results.
The wood will be selected prior to the course, and will be an English or American hardwood.
All tools and materials included. Beginners welcome.