Try a bit of Woodturning in Tralee

Tralee, Ireland

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Many people see woodturned pieces around them everyday such as parts of stairs, bowls or ornaments but don't really know or think about how they are made.

Now is your chance to try it for yourself by turning a simple 6 inch blank cylinder made from Irish hardwood.

Woodturning is a difficult craft and it might be the only time in your life that you try it and what better place to try it than while on vacation in South West Ireland.

We will start with a very brief tour of my wood drying areas & workshops as I explain the process from log to finished pieces.

Your blank pieces will be ready to turn as we get into the main workshop. These will be basic cylinders turned and hopefully sanded (not bowls or anything complicated).

Please wear clothes than can get dusty or dirty.

I use professional machines & tools so you will be getting a top notch view into a Woodturner's world. You will be shown around active woodworking workshops so please expect some sawdust and wood shavings.

There may be an opportunity to view some finished pieces afterwards for a few minutes. Please request a viewing when booking so products can be set up for you.

Other things to note
Each group experience is different from the last. I welcome questions and I don't mind altering the experience slightly if it makes it more interesting and enjoyable for you.
Many people see woodturned pieces around them everyday such as parts of stairs, bowls or ornaments but don't really know or think about how they are made.

Now is your chance to try it for yourself by turning a simple 6 inch blank cylinder made from Irish hardwood.

Woodturning is a difficult craft and it might be the only time in your life that you try it and what better place to try it than while on vacation in South West…

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I am a member of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and the Original Kerry Craft group. I have been turning since 1996 and became a professional in 2015.

I specialize in rescuing fallen Irish Hardwood, then processing it into rough form for drying and then finishing it as something beautiful with a unique story.

My style of turning suits my personality. I get bored of repetition and I like to go with the flow. When I see an interesting grain pattern emerge on the lathe I try to feature it as much as possible. I don't like using guides or templates.

Teaching is the next logical progression for me. It took years for me to hone my craft and that is something that can be shared and passed on. I also like to talk about the importance of responsible and sustainable hardwood tree management.
I am a member of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and the Original Kerry Craft group. I have been turning since 1996 and became a professional in 2015.

I specialize in rescuing fallen Irish Hardwood, then processing it into rough form for drying and then finishing it as something beautiful with a unique story.

My style of turning suits my personality. I get bored of repetition and I like to go with the flow. When I see an interesting grain pattern emerge on the lathe…
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Aqala kwi-$46umntu ngamnye

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My workshops are spread out in several containers and sheds at the rear of the property. The visit will include a tour of these areas as well as the main workshop. The ground is stone and can be uneven, please take care.

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Linda
2021 Septemba
It was a lovely experience!!! First time ever woodturning - David was patient and had an excellent set up for teaching. Highly recommended

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Clothes and shoes that can get dusty & maybe dirty or wet from rain if it happens.
Flat soled shoes are essential as you will be walking over uneven surfaces. No open shoes or sandals are permitted for safety reasons..
Please note that ALL International travellers will have to adhere to current Irish Law with regard to quarantine, PCR Testing or Vaccination before attending this experience. Please do not book if you can't comply. Vaccination proof preferred.
Bring your own face mask too for social distancing

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