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Woodturning Courses

To assist complete beginners, GAW offer their novice members hands-on woodturning courses in basic turning which are held at Down Hatherley Village Hall. There are two courses, one in bowl turning and one in spindle turning.  Even if you have been on these courses before, you are welcome to come back for a refresher course.

Your tutor will be an experienced club member who has attended and passed an AWGB Tutor assessment and recognised as a AWGB approved trainer.

IMPORTANT. You must be a member of GAW to participate for insurance purposes.

Typical course consists of :-

  • Start 9.30am finish 3.30pm.
  • 2 pupils to 1 tutor.
  • Spindle turning will be to make a dibber (or similar)
  • Bowl turning will make a bowl 
  • Drinks are provided, but please bring your own mug as well as your lunch
  • All for the cost of £20
  • Limited places so booking early is recommended
GAW woodturning courses
GAW woodturning courses

During COVID we moved the woodturning courses outside!

2024 woodturning courses

The next courses are now planned for 2024. They will be held on :

  • 8th Feb
  • 4th April
  • 18th July (delayed from 4th July thanks to something else happening in the hall …)
  • 31st October

If you are interested then please contact Mike for more details or complete the ‘Contact Us’ form on the website. Please be aware that to attend a course you MUST be a member of the GAW. This is for insurance purposes. Please also remember that the courses are intended for beginners and improvers. If you are looking for more advanced courses then try the AWGB or the Max Carey Woodturning Trust in Bristol.

Some people believe that once you have viewed you-tube woodturners’ videos you are up and away. No doubt some are good but there are also a lot of bad (and dangerous!) practices going on out there. You cannot beat face to face, hands on training with approved AWGB trainers.  

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