Covid-19 statement:

While the pandemic and lockdown continue, I am not accepting bookings for group tuition. Individual lessons are conducted under the guidance issued by the Chief Medical Officer, including compulsory face covering, social distancing of at least 1m and regular hand washing. All tools and machines are thoroughly sanitised between and during the sessions. 

tuition: turning - carving - sharpening - plane setup - tool maintenance

Course outline and rates: all instruction follows discussion about use of cutting tools and how to stay safe during your stay.

1 hour - first steps; getting to grips with the tools - £30

2 hours - building confidence; continuing the project - £50

4 hours - finesse and finishing - £80

6 hours - make it your own  - £100

All-day courses include an hour break to rest and refresh. Tea and coffee freely available throughout the day.

Send me an email to book your session or to ask for more information!

I offer tuition for individuals or small groups:


Level 1 - Great for "having a go" and beginners with little experience

Level 2 - Ideal for turners with some experience who are looking to expand their knowledge

Level 3 - For experienced turners in need of more detailed instruction and guidance


Level 1 - first encounters with carving wood

Level 2 - refining the design and form

Level 3 - tools, tips and techniques to get that razor sharp detail

Spoon carving;

Level 1 - your first hand-made spoon

Level 2 - developing the cuts to achieve flowing lines

Level 3 - finessing the finish


Level 1 - basic techniques to achieve a sharp edge

Level 2 - creating the razor edge

Level 3 - specialised techniques for woodworking tools, plane blades, chisels, kitchen knives, etc