Woodturning Workshop

About this workshop:

Steve Smith learnt woodturning as an engineering patternmaker working in the foundry industry, but has used his lathe skills more generally in making bespoke furniture and for the creation of utilitarian domestic objects such as food bowls, rolling pins, platters or small circular boxes.

On this one-day introductory course, Steve, Museum of Making Workshop-Studio Supervisor will teach participants the rudiments of tool use and selection – scrapers, gouges and parting tools – and explain the differences between ‘face plate’- chuck work and spindle turning ‘working between centres’.

The day course is designed as a hands-on project-based course on which students get to make and take home 2-3 small pieces of turning.

When does this course take place?

This is a day course running 10am – 3.30pm. You can book for either Saturday 9th or Sunday 10th July.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for complete beginners, as well as those with some woodworking experience. Participants must be aged 18 and over.

Each slot is limited to 2 participants. Museum of Making Members, Friends and Staff can claim a 10% discount.

Do I need to bring anything?

Please wear safety boots and some form of old clothing or a coverall. Other PPE will be provided. Woodworking materials will be provided and individual pieces made from a selection of suitable hardwoods.

Course booking terms and conditions:

Please note that if you choose to cancel your place your ticket price will be refunded minus the Eventbrite service fee (6.5% of ticket price + £0.49). Your total refund is dependent on the number of days’ notice given:

  • 7 or more days before the event – full refund (minus the Eventbrite fee).
  • 6 – 3 days before the event – refund of 50% (minus the Eventbrite fee).
  • Within 2 days of the event – you will not be refunded.

If you can no longer attend the event but know somebody that can go in your place, you must still cancel your place on the course as exchanges will not be accepted.

In the event that Derby Museums needs to cancel a workshop, your ticket will be refunded in full.

You will receive a full refund up to and on the day if you have received a positive Covid-19 test result, or are told to self-isolate by the NHS Test & Trace app.

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