FOREST DISCOVERY CENTRE1 Acacia Rd Dwellingup WA. Ph: 9538 1395
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Woodturning (Intermediate) with Neil Turner


Date: To be Confirmed


Cost: $270


Max Places: 5


Neil Turner resides on a 10 acre wooded block at Stratham, 11 kilometres south of Bunbury. The years spent on his wheat and sheep farm 180 km east of Perth in Western Australia provided the opportunity to use timber normally overlooked and neglected by other woodworkers.


His early years were spent juggling work and family with occasional woodturning. He has been turning and sculpting timber for over 34 years, attending workshops whenever possible to improve his technique and sharpen his focus and skills.


In 2011 Neil attained a Diploma of Fine Furniture from the Australian School of Wood in Dwellingup.


Check out Neil's website at


The intermediate workshop is the second step after the beginners course where you will build on the basic grounding in the fundamentals of wood turning, honing your skills, refining shape and exploring hollow forms.


The items you will be making are:


  • Platter with wide rim. Wood blank required needs to be 300mm to 350mm diameter 60mm to 70mm thick
  • Thin walled Goblet. Wood blank required 75mm x75mm x 200mm long this is end grain turning 


Neil will have some blanks for sale if you don't have your own. $20 for the platter blank and $5 for the goblet blank.


Accommodation may be available at the Jarrah Forest Lodge at a discounted rate for course participants.  Please book online under ACCOMMODATION or contact Melissa on (08) 9538 1395.