The Introduction to Wood-Turning. 

Our next courses in January and February are sold out. The next available are March 4th and April 15th



  This one day course enables each student without any previous experience to take home a beautifully finished wooden bowl that they have made. You will be tutored by a professional trainer who is consistently commended for his energy and commitment to each of his students. Paul Nesbitt started wood turning 19 years ago but soon realised that not all craftsmen know how to teach. After 3 years he started teaching wood turning at evening classes where he has continued ever since. As his class is the only one in London he is the most experienced trainer in turning in London. 

Having first explained the safety considerations Paul's training method is to break down the project into easy stages , demonstrate the use of the tools and the immediate task, and then go round supporting and advising each student as needed, dealing with indindiual queries and needs until each has a ully finished product they can cherish. You will be amazed at what you can do in five hours even if you have never handled woodworking tools.

Working two people to a lathe (you learn not only by doing but by observing and supporting another) and starting with a blank of a wood such as Black American Walnut you will shape the bowl inside and out before applying the finishing techniques. The colour and lustre of your finished product are achieved more quickly than by hand due to the high rotation speed of the lathe.

Venue: The Camden Town Shed , first floor, Maiden Lane Community Centre, 156 St Paul's Crescent (off Agar Grove) Camden NW1 9XZ The cost of the day's training is £60.

Notes: Everything is provided except your lunch; 18+; able-bodied; no pets please; your upper body gets sprayed with small woodchips. Parking is possible but spaces rare. Camden Town tube 8 mins, Camden Road Overground 6 mins, buses 390, 29, 253 @ 5 mins, bus 274@ 3 mins.  

Booking is only through

The payment is refundable in full if we have to cancel.

Any further enquiries to Mike Jenn, Chair, 07757 024749