Galloway Woodturners

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Beginner’s Woodturning Course

My Beginner’s Woodturning Course starts this Thursday, 7th February at 7pm. The first three weeks are spindle turning (long thin things) and the following three weeks will be faceplate turning, (round flat things).

The course is full, but I could squeeze one or two more in if someone volunteers to help in a supporting role (you know the kind of things, making the tea, sweeping up fetching and carrying … but mainly keeping an eye on folks, double checking safety, first aid and tool maintenance)

If you have booked a place please confirm you are still able to come, and If you would like to help, or would like the last place or two, let me know.

As with previous courses it is about having fun, basic techniques, and making things (there is no exam). There is no expectation to come away with a recognisable item but most folks do. The aim is to have the skills to turn wood whatever way you want, making wonderful things in your own style, having a satisfying journey along the way.

My next course will be another Ladies Course, possibly a two piece item that fits together, and this will be a all day Saturday event again. Let me know if you are interested ladies.

If there is sufficient interest there will be another Beginners Course before the summer.

Guys, if you want a specific course on a subject we have done before, or something completely new (maybe something that we have seen demonstrated on a club night, or by a professional turner) let me know and either I will deliver it, or will find someone who can do it better.

 

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8 Responses to “Beginner’s Woodturning Course”

  1. Raymond McGarva says:

    Hi Rolf,
    I am more than willing to help out with tea making etc, and general gopher if you need an extra pair of hands. Please let me know. Cheers.
    Raymond

  2. Paul Johnson says:

    Hi Rolf

    Just to confirm that I will be there on Thursday. Really looking forward to it.
    Many thanks
    Paul

  3. Paul Johnson says:

    Rolf
    I have just sent you an email but thought would post here as well. I am very sorry but have just discovered that I will be unable to attend one of the lessons on the course, namely the 7 March. I wondered if it would be preferable for me to defer to the next course rather than missing this lesson?

    Sincere apologies again for the late notice.

    Paul

  4. Rolf Buwert says:

    Hi Raymond, don’t know if my email reply directly to you got through, but I gladly accept your offer of help on the Thursday evening beginners course if you can still make it.

    Rolf

    • Raymond McGarva says:

      Hi Rolf no I didn’t get anything until today, that’s why I wasn’t there Thursday past I just figured you had enough hands lol.
      It’d be a pleasure to help out, so I shall be there this week (14th)

  5. Raymond McGarva says:

    Hi Rolf no I didn’t get anything until today, that’s why I wasn’t there Thursday past I just figured you had enough hands lol.
    It’d be a pleasure to help out, so I shall be there this week (14th)

  6. Paul Johnson says:

    Rolf I just wanted to let you know that I have sent you an email about the last lesson on this course tomorrow and wanted to make sure you saw it before then.
    Many thanks. Paul

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