Alison (February 2019) succesfully completed her 1st introduction lesson and progressed to turning a fine spalted London Plane bowl for as a gift for her son.


Alison: "I have had a wonderful time, designing, and working on my bowl under the watchful eye of Rick. 
It has been the most satisfying achievement and Rick has inspired and encouraged me to keep learning and improving my technique. I can't wait to do more!"

In April 2019 Roger from Derbyshire Dales Woodcraft Club had a full day beginners course covering tool sharpening, tool control, and the fundamentals of spindle and faceplate work. His full club report can be found here. 

Alan (January 2019) - Introduction to Woodturning Part 2 - Faceplate turning.

Alan having completed his "Introduction to Woodturning Part 1" returned for part 2 completing a lovely Elm bowl 

Having successfully completed the AWGB Approved Trainer course and assessment I now deliver one to one training in my own well equipped workshop just outside of Chesterfield. I can also provide local one to one training in your own workshop helping you to get the most from your own lathe and turning tools.


Please contact me to discuss your requirements.​​


A few testimonials........

Nick (Aug 18) - Faceplate Improvers course full day 

"I had a great day on Saturday, it was both very useful & enjoyable. My wife asked me if the time had dragged & I said anything but! Anyway, thank you again, a great day"

"It was a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding day. I left feeling confident that I could turn without continual jags and keep my tools sharp. Rick and his wife made me very welcome with coffee breaks throughout the day. I would recommend a course with Rick to anyone wanting to improve their technique with a professional turner"