Product Description

This is the perfect opportunity here at The Woodturning Shop (Hampshire Sheen) to have another lesson with Emma Cook, The Tiny Turner, where she will take you through her process of turning, carving and decorating a square platter. This course is designed for those with a reasonable amount of turning experience given the more technical nature of the tool work.

Square platter turning is great fun, and one to focus the mind on excellent tool presentation, but with Emma on hand, she’ll guide you all the way. After turning and finishing it, learn some of Emma’s fantastic carving skills as you learn how to put the final touches to the piece as shown in the photo here.

Square platter not for you?

Emma has said she will also teach a beaded bowl on the same day if you are not sure about turning a platter.

Our courses include everything you need to create your own piece. The timber, tools, lunch at the on-site coffee shop . . . all you need to do is turn up and have a great time learning new skills.

This course is ideal for students with a reasonable amount of woodturning experience looking to try something different.

Timings: 9.00am – 4pm (approx) 

Learn more about Emma at her website

Your Day Includes:

  • Timber and Resin Blanks
  • Casting materials and pressure pot use
  • Use of machinery
  • Use of Tools (but we recommend bringing your own)
  • Use of any required consumables or other equipment
  • Lunch at the onsite coffee shop
  • Refreshments
  • PPE and Insurance

How To Book:

  1. Choose a green date on the calendar

    Dates with availability are green.

  2. Select the number of people you wish to book.

    If there are not enough spaces on the date selected, the site will tell you.

  3. Indicate the name(s) of the person(s) coming.

    It is very helpful for us to know who is coming on the day, especially if the course is a gift.

  4. Confirm that those being booked are intermediate turners

  5. Click the Add to Cart button and checkout as usual.

  6. A £50.00 non-refundable deposit per person is due at the time of booking unless you are booking within 14 days of the course in which case, the full balance is due. After deposit payment has been made, an invoice for the balance will be sent which will be due no less than 14 days prior to the course. See our Terms and Conditions for full details.

  7. After payment, we will send you all the information you need to join the course on the date you booked.

  8. If there are fewer people than the required minimum for your course to run, we will contact you and offer you an alternative date or a full refund.

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Tool Information


Whilst there is no requirement to bring your own tools, particularly on our Experience Days, we do recommend you bring your own tools on this course that are appropriate to what you wish to learn on the day.

For this course, you will be using:
3/8" bowl gouge,
10mm (3/8") spindle gouge,
Parting tool,
10mm Multi Purpose Tool,
3/4" Scraper (possibly!)
Bowl Sander

Emma will be providing all the other necessary carving chisels etc.

Any tool that you do not have of your own, we are able to provide for you.

By bringing your own tools, you will have a better learning experience as you are using tools you are familiar with. We can also have a look at them and give any advice on sharpening we feel would be beneficial for you.

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