Tuition and Demonstrations


I can provide tuition in either my own workshop or in yours. I am fully insured and qualified to teach so you are in good hands. If you wish to enquire about either please email me or use the form at the bottom of the page. Please check my calender of events for availability. 

Cost etc are as follows:-

In my workshop:-

 My main lathe is a woodfast and I also use an Axminster Trade AT1416VS. My workshop has overhead air filtration as well as a localised chip extractor and a mask and face protection is provided.

If it is your first time on a lathe you will learn the health and safety aspects, the basics of spindle turning and, if you prove to be ‘a natural’ there may be a chance to do a small bowl as well.

I specialise in turning predominantly spindle work and use green and recycled wood but am happy to teach other disciplines if required. If you have a particular area of turning you would like tuition in please contact me. If I am not able to help I will endeavour to point you to another registered turner who can.

I only do one to one supervision but the workshop is big enough for two people so you could share the experience and the fee, taking turns, one turning whilst one watches.

Health & Safety information can be found here

Full days tuition,:-

Cost £200
9-.16.30, lunch provided. Please notify if any dietary needs. Bring old clothes and sturdy shoes. Wood, tools and safety equipment are provided.

Half days tuition:-

Cost £100
9.00-13.00 or 13.00-17.00

In your own workshop:-

I would expect to use your wood, lathe and tools. If there are tools you wish to learn but don't have please contact me first.

Full day, £150

Half day £75

There will be an additional 45p per mile travel expense to and from SN15 2JJ

Evening demos,

£175+ 45p per mile to and from SN15 2JJ

Full day demos

£300 +45p per mile to and from SN15 2JJ

Please note if applicable, due to distance,  usually a 2 1/2 hour drive,accomodation could be required as well. 

Subject matter can be spindle work, goblets, design factors in wood turning, turning on a shoestring, using a skew,  fine spindle work. I also can demonstrate different texturing techniques with different tools and equipment. If you have any specific subject not mentioned please ask.

My wife also demonstrates interactively in the use of pyro tools, drawing and painting as seen in some of her work here. Contact for full detai;s

I am also available for demonstrations in shows and fairs and would love to have access to schools where woodturning is no longer taught.


Tuition / Demonstration
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