1-1 Full Day Tuition

(6 customer reviews)

£320.00 inc VAT

By tailoring your tuition to what you want to learn, you can be assured of receiving the best value from your 1-1 day here.

For more details, what and how to book, and our Covid-19 Awareness measures, see below.

To come with a friend or partner to turn the same as you, make the day a 2-1 day, check this box.

Your Experience * 

Please add here your level of experience and what you would like to achieve on the day.

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Description

Your Day Includes:

  • Timber
  • Use of Tools (If you have your own tools, I recommend you bring them and use them)
  • Use of any required consumables or other equipment
  • Lunch at the onsite coffee shop (subject to Government Covid-19 regulations), Refreshments
  • PPE and Insurance
  • Please provide your own Face Covering for your lesson if Government guidelines still require one.
  • Please note that segmented turning and skew tuition are not available disciplines.

How To Book:

  • Select a Green date in the calendar above (want more than one day? Click on the first date, then the last date and get a discounted rate);
  • Add what you would like to learn in the provided box;
  • Click on ‘Check Availability’;
  • On the CheckOut page, complete your details, then click on ‘Proceed to CheckOut’, then;
  • Click on ‘Request Confirmation’.
  • I’ll then check your requested date is available and send you a confirmation of the date and link to pay, or contact you with an alternative date.
  • Between confirmation, your payment and the booked day, should the Government change their plans, you will be offered a chance to rebook to an alternative date (on a rolling basis until restrictions are lifted), or a full refund, whichever you prefer.

After confirmation, you will receive a welcome pack with further information as well as health and safety considerations.

THIS WORKSHOP IS COVID-19 AWARE!

In response to Government guidelines, and to make sure your time here is as safe as possible, there are some important things we need to make you aware of before and during your lesson. These are in addition to usual safe workshop practices.

– Your lathe, tools and PPE will be disinfected before you arrived (unless you brought your own tools and PPE);
– Keep at least 1.5 meters apart – Do not step inside the painted lines on the floor – these will be explained when you arrive;
– All instruction will be given verbally to avoid any physical contact;
– Wear your face covering at all times when indoors;
– Avoid touching anything other than those items in your workspace;
– Use the hand sanitiser before and after touching the tools or the lathe;
– Use the hand sanitiser when leaving or returning to the workshop;

If you feel uneasy about these measures, please book a remote lesson instead.

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  1. Philip Wray

    Father and Son Beginners day

    Philip Wray (verified owner)

    We spent a great day with Les (with additions from Martin) to learn the basics of woodturning. He was ever watchful to prevent us making errors with clear, concise information given from the outset. We were able to turn two bowls from the high quality ash blanks provided. A thoroughly enjoyable day with lunch provided. As our confidence improves, we shall be pleased to return to take one of their other courses. We also had a brief view of the production of Hampshire Sheen materials, which have been great in finishing the bowls. Thank you both.

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  2. Martin Kavanagh

    1 day tuition course

    Martin Kavanagh (verified owner)

    I had my tuition with Martin, he was very informative and very friendly in his manner. The day was tailored around my current level of experience and I got lots of helpful and practical tips to improve my technique. I would recommend this course and will be booking again in the near future.

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  3. Kevin Lovett

    A cut above.

    Kevin Lovett (verified owner)

    I had the pleasure of spending the day with Mr Thorne. Straight off the bat I was put at ease, no pressure.
    Everything I wanted to learn and more was given by Les in an easy & informative manner.
    From centering a blank to roughing, shaping. The positioning of my body and tools in relation to the work. I always assumed arm and hand movements, now I know better!
    Unfortunately Mr Smith was unavailable on the day, maybe next time, which there will definitely be!

    Whether it’s just one problem area or several, Les was more than able to show and correct my bad points and praise my ability in others.

    I would highly recommend a 1-1 session for anyone who wishes to improve, whether you’re a green novice or seasoned turner!

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  4. clivegouger

    1-1 With Martin

    clivegouger (verified owner)

    Before starting Martin explained the workings of the lathe and safety procedures that I was going to be working with. I managed to turn a Sycamore Bud Vase and an Ash Bowl. I found certain turning movements hard to grasp as I had got into bad habits and probably lacked confidence. Martin showed me time after time how to make the cut and the positioning of my body. Plus he also taught me how to finish the turned items with wax and oil. I learnt so much from Martin it is a very intensive and full of information but a very enjoyable day. In my opinion I would certainly say the 1-1 tuition was good value for money plus lunch is included. Thank you Martin

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  5. E J (BILL) FULLAGAR

    DAY WELL SPENT

    E J (BILL) FULLAGAR (verified owner)

    I WANTED TO COVER TURNING BASICS AND LES DID A GREAT JOB IN TAKING ME THROUGH THESE, ALWAYS IN AN ENTHUSIASTIC AND ENCOURAGING WAY. WOULD RECOMMEND THIS COURSE TO ANYONE WITH SIMILAR NEEDS. MAYBE ONE OR TWO SHEETS OF NOTES COVERING SOME OF THE KEY ISSUES WOULD BE A FURTHER BENEFIT.(ONE COVERS A LOT OF ISSUES AND IT IS SO EASY TO FORGET !)

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  6. David Hartley

    1 Day Course

    David Hartley (verified owner)

    Self taught I was not confident using gouges or skew chisels and decided to seek expert help.
    Les Thorne’s 1 Day Course was well structured, easy to understand, and remember and has given me confidence to turn without mistakes and to attempt more ambitious work.
    I can recommend his tuition and should have sought his help earlier.
    If I had been inspired and taught this way as a teenager the direction of my life may have been different.
    Thankyou Les for a very special day.
    David Hartley

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