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Peter Child was the first to offer the idea of a two day residential woodturning course back in 1963. It quickly became hugely popular with hundreds of enthusiastic pupils arriving in Little Yeldham from all over the world.
The present day course, given by his son Christopher, follows the original formulae. Courses run in the week only, either on a Monday and Tuesday or on a Thursday and Friday. He does not run weekend courses. Beginners are gently placed in the deep end with the bowl gouge and almost all see a finished bowl at the end of the first day.
The second day covers everything else including spindle turning, tools and sharpening, timber and seasoning, drilling and chuck work, polishing and finishing.
The course can be flexible as there is 100% access to the lathes and Chris will only take two or three people at a time. If a pupil wants a more advanced course or wants to specialize in making only dolls house furniture, bagpipes or even prototype wind generators there is no problem - we have seen them all over the last 30 years of teaching! Beginners or intermediate, young or old, are all very welcome.
The new workshop is purpose built, spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The location is relaxed and rural, being in the very heart of East Anglia. We will book comfortable accommodation nearby for yourself and your companions if you ask.
Cost for two days is a very reasonable £180 which includes two pub lunches. We supply tools and materials but accomodation would be extra. Start time is 9 a.m. each day. Christopher will fix dates for courses as he goes along so if you ring him on 01787 237291 or email, he will ask when you would like to come or he will try to fit you in with others who have booked previously.
Click on the picture to get a larger view. Christopher has recently made a name for himself writing for magazines including Woodturning, Woodturner, Woodworker, Practical Woodworking and Traditional Woodworking.
Some more information here
FREE WOODTURNING DEMONSTRATIONS
Our Saturday demonstrations are free of charge and refreshments are available. Demonstration start times are 10-00 a.m. and 2-00pm. They last for 2 hours, more or less, depending on the program. There is normally a coffee break after 1 hour. There is usually an informal question and answer session at some time and you are welcome to join in. We are always particularly pleased to answer beginners questions. The shop will of course be open all day until 4-30pm and Roy or Chris will help with any technical queries on equipment etc.
Please note this arrangement may have to change at any time and without notice. There is no need to book but to avoid disappointment it is wise to ring 01787 237291 to confirm the details before you come.
|Paul Howard||Brian Partridge|
start at 10-00 a.m. and are repeated at 2-00 p.m.
|Saturday March 16th 2013||Brian Partridge||All sorts of boxes|
|Saturday May 18th 2013||Brian Partridge||Pepper Mills|
|Saturday July 20th 2013||Brian Partridge||Hand Mirror|
|Saturday November 16th 2013||Brian Partridge||Writing Desk Set|
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