Looking to increase your knowledge of turning and design? The Bowls & Platters course has been designed to give woodturners a chance to build on turning techniques, with the focus on making bowls and platters.
What you will learn
Bowls and platters are a common place to start when you begin to turn. Our two day course has been designed to encompass the making of bowls and platters with a step-by-step guide. Within the process, you’ll cover tool use and techniques, lathe set up and speeds, sharpening, chucking systems, finishes and drying. In addition, your tutor will discuss and guide you on the correct selection and application of various finishes, as well as the sanding process.
By the end of the course, you will aim to turn three to four bowls in a variety of timbers from exotic to native.
What you’ll take home
- 3-4 turned bowls
- Certificate of attendance
- ‘How to’ - Course details
Items you take home can change depending on the resources and materials available on the day.
You will start your day with a welcome talk, including a hot drink, health and safety brief and a breakdown and review of the equipment you will be using.
Some woodturning experience needed.
The minimum age is 14 years old and anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the course and must not be left unattended during class hours. If you would like to read our terms and conditions click here.
What our students say...
I will certainly book another course with Axminster
I was recommended to attend this course as I had no experience for 50 years of woodturning. I spent two days with an exceptional firm with exceptional staff and cannot recommend them highly enough. The administration was perfect, the tutor was polite, knowledgeable, approachable and friendly and I have to say that the visit was money well spent. I will certainly book another course with Axminster. If all businesses were run this way with the same type of staff the country would be booming.David R, Beginners Woodturning (2 day)
My only criticism - it was all over too soon!
What a superb couple of days spent in the company of Nick Agar whilst being introduced to the field of woodturning texturing an colouring. Expert demonstration and explanation of techniques and tool use throughout with plenty of time for questions and answers and one to one guidance. The course is set at intermediate level but Nick tempered his instruction to meet the knowledge and experience of each student and made it such a memorable experience. Thanks Nick. Thanks also go to Colwin and Ben for the work they put in behind the scenes (and of course for sorting out the all important elevenses and lunch). My only criticism - it was all over too soon!Alan B, Using Colour & Texture with Nick Agar