From time to time we conduct 2 day beginners courses on a weekend.  They are a perfect opportunity to learn the basic skills necessary for safe and enjoyable wood turning.  Whilst there are some excellent wood turning videos available on the internet there are also many that demonstrate unsafe practices.  A basic knowledge of wood turning is needed to determine what is safe and what is not.

Our next course is scheduled for 11 and 12 March 2023. Course is limited to 15 participants. Fully subscribed – check here for details of when we schedule our next course.  Cost was $120 per participant for club members and $160 per participant for non club members (included club membership until 30 June 2023).

Course 1 - 2019

Courses are held on an as needs basis with a minimum of 10 students and a maximum of 14, with each student having use of an individual lathe and full use of the clubs tools.  Instruction is provided by a team of our experienced and skilled turners.

Course 2 - 2021

Topics covered include: Lathe use and safety, basic spindle turning, face plate work, bowl turning & finishing. At the completion of the weekend students will have 4-5 completed items to take away with them.

Currently the cost is $120 for the 2 days and all timber and materials are provided. Membership of Southern Turners is also required, which is presently $65 per year.

Course 3 - 2021

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Course 4 - 2022

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Aberfoyle Park High School
Technical Studies Building

Enter from Taylors Rd West

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Phone 83811368