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Venue: Building Crafts College, London

Dates: This workshop ran from Monday the 12th August until Friday the 16th August 2019.

Workshop Information

What is Wood Turning?

Woodturning is a unique form of woodworking that uses a tool called a lathe . In all other forms of woodworking, the wood is still and it is the tool that is moving to create cuts. The lathe is a machine, originally invented over 3,000 years ago, that holds and rotates a material like wood or stone so that it can be quickly carved with sharp tools.

Transferable Skills and Future Careers

All of our workshops provide you with an opportunity to develop some great transferable skills that could help you in a number of careers. This workshop would be of particular interest to anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in 3D design, furniture design, furniture making, and architecture.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be  14 – 18 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and have an interest in the careers listed above, or similar areas. You should also have good hand-eye co-ordination.

In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop pagebefore applying.

Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

If the workshop becomes oversubscribed, we will close the application process early. 


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