The Courses

Basic Woodturning - This comprises a two day course, covering all you need to know to start up including safety tips, the tools and equipment you need, getting timber and basic techniques for both spindle and faceplate turning. Strongly recommended before you start but also available as a rescue.

Intermediate - To improve skills, correct bad habits and inspire with new ideas.

Burrs / Wet Turning - This entails one day on each topic covering timber selection, preparation of blanks, roughing out and drying or turning wet with emphasis on design.

Use of the Skew - This entails a full day covering the traditional and the curved skew and projects to make with them.


The courses can be taken separately or together.

The Workshop

The workshop is in Devon and is fully equipped production studio with 2 Union Graduate Lathes. Wood and tools are provided during lessons and there is an opportunity to buy further supplies if necessary.

Whole day courses

Whole day courses from 9am to 4pm include a light lunch and fees are £200 per day for one person or £150 each per day for 2 people .

Teaching by the hour

Many experienced woodturners need only a few hours tuition on a particular topic either as a refresher course or to master a specific tool or technique. Beginners also may feel that they would learn more by attending a course for a couple of hours per week on a regular basis. Dave therefore offers teaching by the hour.

Fees are £35 per hour for one person or £25 each per hour for two people.


Details of availability can be obtained by emailing Dave Regester at No more than 2 pupils will be taught at one time.


There is a wide range of accommodation in the village and surrounding area. Details can be sent on request.