Bowl turning course (basic)one day course

Bowl turning course one day course


The bowl turning course are in the workshop which  has a good selection of tools and lathes and has cyclonic dust extraction and Microclene ambient air filters. There is an abundant supply of timber for you to turn and, of course, a plentiful supply of tea & coffee.

Phil’s aim is to show you the correct and safe way to turn, whether it is spindle turning or face plate turning along with the tricks of the trade. Phil has many years of experience in hand turning and industrial  production wood turning and his job is to pass some of his  knowledge of hand turning to you.

Safety first

Safety is very important to Phil.You are on your last set of fingers, eyes and lungs so it pays to be careful, confident and safe in the knowledge that you are turning correctly.
Phil has  set up the workshop with safety in mind. It is clean, well lit and has three Microclene ambient air filters and a fully ducted cyclonic dust extraction system.Phil can advise you on what tools you may require and provide you with the correct procedures so you can proceed safely. Safety equipment will be provided for your lesson. Safety glasses, or a full visor which must be used when on the lathe/grinder or when using hand power tools – a P2 dust mask and optional ear plugs. If you prefer you can bring your own visor or powered respirator.It is advisable for you to bring your tools along so he can see how you grind your tools.


Why only two students?

After careful consideration Phil Jones professional Wood turner has decided to teach only a maximum of two people per session.This is so that the students receive maximum input by Phil. This is because the greater the number of students ,the more Phil time has to be divided, resulting in students achieving more in the time provided.Phil was taught himself by this method of one to one tuition and it is the time served way for crafting skills i.e wood turning to be passed on to others.

Bowl turning course (basic) one day

 Bowl turning course (basic)

Subjects which can be covered in detail dependent on duration of time booked and student ability.

  • Health & Safety
  • How to sharpen the tools
  • The various methods of mounting the blank
  • Turning the outside edge of blank and directions of the cuts
  • Sanding and polishing the exterior of the bowl
  • Turning the inside of the bowl
  • The effect of the size of the gouge and effect on shavings and tool finish
  • The various cuts using the Gouge push and pull cuts
  • How to Sand the interior of the bowl
Cost: £250 per person for 1 to 1 tuition with a  maximum of 2 people
at £135 each  for 1 to 2 tuition .

Booking: Please contact me for place availability 07783 652687.