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Woodturning Course

Learn a new skill and build your woodturning skills and confidence at Turners Retreat Craft Supplies!

Held at our store in Doncaster, this is an instructional two-day hands-on course with our woodturning tutor, Mick Hanbury. No prior knowledge is needed on this course. Suitable for people of all abilities - from the very beginner right up to the advanced woodturner.

Over the two-day course, you will learn how to pick the correct tools for your work, wood selection and basic sharpening. If you are new to woodturning, our tutor will guide you step-by-step and support you in creating your first project! For the more experienced woodturner, you’ll have the opportunity to learn new techniques, develop your skills and ask our specialist any questions you may have.

Our facilities include all personal safety protection and our fully insured workshop is equipped with a powerful, high efficiency dust extraction system. All materials required for the course are included.

To top off this excellent course, you will also receive a 10% discount off anything you wish to buy from our store on the day!

What you need to bring

Your desire to learn!

We also advise that you wear comfortable, sturdy shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting a bit dusty.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided. For any special dietary requirements, please let us know at the time of booking your place.


The day runs from 10am to 4pm with a break in the middle for lunch. We ask that you try to arrive between 9:30am - 9:45am to enjoy a cuppa, relax, meet the other students and have an initial chat with your tutor before the course begins.


Free on-site parking is available.

Book your place

In order to ensure a high ratio of student/mentor time, our woodturning courses are limited to a maximum of four students, ensuring each student receives the maximum help and assistance necessary. Places are sold on a first come, first served basis. We advise that you book early to avoid disappointment!

Our woodturning course dates are all shown above. There are options to secure your place with a £20 deposit or pay the full amount of £235 upfront. If you opt to pay a deposit, the remaining balance of the course will be due on the day of the event.

If you have any questions or special requirements, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing eshop@turners-retreat.co.uk or calling us on 01302 744344.

We look forward to seeing you!

Customer Reviews

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"I honestly couldn't fault this course. Don't go on it expecting to make lots of stuff, it is not about that. It is about technique and safety. Mick Hanbury (look him up on the internet) runs the course and he is a great teacher and there are few more experienced than him. I came home and found my turning had improved an amazing amount. I knew what I was doing wrong, I understood why I needed to do certain things and how to make corrections. Mick's ideas on sanding were a revelation (part of safety) as there is literally no dust and the finish is easy and superior especially as he teaches you to turn properly. On the course were two of us who have done a reasonable amount, keen very amateurs you might say, a chap who had done a course before but didn't follow up and a lady who had never been on a lathe in her life. All of us made a very nice bowl using the techniques Mick showed us. If you're experienced you will learn something, if you are a beginner it's essential."
Star Rating 5
Staff response...
"Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, Richard! So pleased to hear you enjoyed the course and found it beneficial. We hope to see you again soon!"
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"Very good foundation course with excellent instructor and plenty of one to one instruction, but the freedom to work on the pieces oneself and be shown where you are going wrong and be able to adjust things. Definitely felt it was worthwhile, learnt a lot and gave me the impetus to continue learning and to continue wood turning. "
Star Rating 5
Staff response...
"Thank you for your review, Peter! Extremely pleased to hear you enjoyed the course. We hope to see more of your woodturning creations in future!"
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"Excellent course even though I have done some turning before was able to iron out a few bad habits. A full day with a couple of things to bring home."
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"Ref wood turning course 13th & 14th Feb - Excellent and informative course covering all the basic techniques from spindle to bowl turning with some introduction to sharpening. I learned a lot and was impressed with the efficiency and skill of the lecturer. Would recommend to anyone wanting to start turning and even those with some experience looking to improve."
Star Rating 5
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"2 day turning course was very informative which gave me the confidence to get my lathe and get turning. I will definitely recommend. "
Star Rating 5
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