Woodturning - A Beginner's Guide
New to woodturning? Need some help getting started? Here at Axminster Tools, we have everything you need to get you set up and ready to turn! Find inspiration from our very own expert woodturners and explore the range of woodturning products we have to offer.
Woodturning Top Tips
Join Colwin and Ben as they take you through some useful top tips for anyone starting out. Our very own beginner woodturner Steph Beddows joins them for some beginner-friendly projects.
How To Turn A Bowl
Follow Colwin as he talks Steph through turning her first bowl. From first steps, including essential prep work and work holding on the lathe, to correct lathe speeds and more. Understand some of the common errors that beginners can make when they first start in their woodturning journey.
How To Turn A Pen
Ensure your pen turning stays on track as with Ben and Steph as they demonstrate common errors that beginners can make as well as offering useful advice on making your very first pen!
Essential Woodturning Tools and Accessories
This benchtop lathe offers excellent capacity, capabilities and power. With a turning capacity of 457mm, you can enjoy years of trouble-free pleasure.
The perfect set for anyone looking to start woodturning.
Read our helpful guide to buying your first woodturning tools set.
This handy starter kit includes the SK80 Chuck, made entirely of stainless steel, and and our most popular ‘C’ jaws.
An incredible useful set of jaws perfect for a variety of projects.
This popular centre offers several advantages including making it easy to centre on your work.
Fancy trying your hand at pen turning? This handy kit includes an array of tools to make beautiful and unique pens.
Need more help with lathe centres?
Read this helpful guide to decide which is right for you.Read Guide
More projects for beginner's...
Our Woodworking Wisdom channel has a variety of projects that'll inspire you to get turning!
Get in touch!
If you're giving woodturning a go for the first time then we'd love to hear how you're getting on and see some of your first creations! Comment below or send us a photograph and tell us all about your projects. Alternatively, get in touch via our social media platforms. Find us on Facebook or connect with us on Instagram using #axminsterwoodturning to @AxminsterTools.