Woodworking Course: Turning Bowls & Platters - Short Courses Sydney

Woodworking Course: Turning Bowls & Platters

What you'll learn

Learn how to turn Bowls & Platters with our woodwork courses in Sydney!

This is a two-day workshop-style course for intermediate / advanced students who wish to learn how to turn Bowls & Platters and develop their skills in woodturning.

In the class you will learn how to prepare your materials for Bowls & Platters, finding balance in design, riding the bevel and all the technical skills to turn and design bowls.

If you’re unsure whether your skill level is suitable for this course, please get in touch with us on info@woodacademy.com.au

A Lathe will be provided for each student. Basic turning chisels and chucks are available for use during the class, however, it is highly encouraged that the students bring their own turning chisels and chucks.

Turning blanks will be supplied and are included in the tuition price.

Suitable for intermediate / advanced students.

Please note, we require a parent or guardian to be on the premises for the duration of the class if a minor is attending.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this woodwork course, you should have

  • Attained skills in turning bowls and platters
  • Learned techniques for preparing materials specifically tailored for bowls and platters
  • been introduced to the art of finding balance in design
  • have taken home what you have made in class

Course content

What will be covered in this woodwork course?

  • Introduction to Bowl & Platter Turning
  • Hands-on training on preparing turning blanks for bowls and platters
  • Finding balance in the design of bowls and platters
  • Technique of riding the bevel, a critical aspect of precise woodturning, and executing intricate designs
  • Instruction on using turning chisels and chucks effectively

Intended audience

Who is this woodwork course for?

This course is for anyone interested in creating their own steam-bent shaker boxes - no prior experience is required.

Course venue


12 Gerald Street, Marrickville NSW

This venue is within walking distance from Sydenham station (600m).

Course materials

Materials provided

  • PPE will be supplied however students wishing to bring their own should come with a face mask, safety glasses or goggles and earmuffs or earplugs
  • Closed shoes are a mandatory requirement for all students
  • Those with their own turning chisels and chucks should bring them along to get better accustomed at using them but we also supply all tools if you don’t have any

We have a kitchen onsite with fridge and microwave for those that want to bring their own food, and there are also takeaway options within walking distance.

Additional information

Please note the following:

  • Meal breaks – Lunch will be from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. You will need to bring your own lunch. We have a fridge and freezer to store your food as well as a microwave and kettle if required.
  • Please ensure you will be able to attend all sessions of the course. If you miss one or more sessions, it will become quite difficult to catch up and learn the skills safely.
  • Please don't wear your best clothing
  • Please don't wear any jewellery
  • If you have long hair, please tie it back
  • Wear closed-in shoes

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