John Gerrard » Professional Tutors

Many of our members offer training courses for those new to turning, intermediate turners and also for more experienced turners looking for specialised tuition.
All our tutors have many hours of hands-on experience delivering professionally structured courses in well equipped workshops, with an emphasis on health and safety, and where you can be assured you will receive top class tuition individually tailored to your requirements and ability.

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When you book a training session with an RPT member, you can be certain that you will receive top quality tuition from a highly skilled turner who has years of woodturning and teaching experience.

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John Gerrard

Turlundie Woodturnings
Work Turlundie Cottage Church Street New Pitsligo Fraserburgh Aberdeenshire Fraserburgh AB43 6NP Mobile: 07770413090 Web: Turlundie Woodturnings


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I have been turning now for 12 years and it has become a passion of mine. 

How I started turning came when I was offered the opportunity to buy our local school lathe, the one I had used at the school many years ago. Well I jumped at the opportunity to purchase it  and I have never looked back since ! 

I am self taught and have learned through my mistakes rightly or wrongly so. I am now a member of two local clubs which I attend whenever possible. I suppose I am the same as everyone else starting away with smaller items such as pens etc and progressing to larger and more intricate pieces. I do a lot of wet turning and then reintroduce the items back onto the lathe to turn and finish.

I am a big fan of Stuart Mortimer and love to try and mirror the type of pieces that he is famous for. Lately I have been experimenting turning platters at 7 different centres and was quite pleased at the outcome. I have also been making large segmented Christmas Trees standing 5ft tall that have been popular with my clientele. One of the other things that I like making is anything that is left looking natural as possible once finished. I have undertaken  a few demonstrations at my local clubs and this is something that I would like to expand on.

I am also a qualified AWGB INSTRUCTOR and I do teaching from within my workshop. This is something that is growing in popularity .

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