There are so many beautiful species of woods that can be turned into wonderful things. Commercially you can see turned items in staircases, in furniture even in the construction of garden gates. But it is also available on a much smaller scale for everyone who has an interest in or passion for wood.
There is sometimes a misconception that you need a vast workshop to enable you to be able to start woodturning, but this could not be further from the truth. A starter lathe can be bench mounted and take up a very small amount of space. We can help you with your choice of lathe and woodturning tools. We work closely with Record Power to source the correct machine for you.
You may not have even turned before, we can help you there as well. We have a diary of Woodturning courses for 2014
22 & 23 Jan 2014 19 & 20 Feb 2014
19 & 20 Mar 2014 16 & 17 Apr 2014
21 & 22 May 2014 18 & 19 June 2014
Have a look at http://www.wlwest.co.uk/small-user-and-enthusiast/courses to find the application form for the course.
Finally if you have any questions on a species of timber, a machine or indeed the wood turning courses themselves, please call our shop on 01798 861611. They will be only too willing to help you.