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Pen Class

This is one of our most popular classes, and this class is designed for absolute beginners. You will be taken through the basic steps of making your very own Wood Turned pen from start to finish. No experience is necessary to take this class, just book your place and prepare to have some fun. The pen you complete will be yours to bring home, and you will be able to tell your friends exactly how you made it.

DURATION :   This class will take approximately three hours
TIMES :            Mornings, Afternoons and Evenings.
COST :              €80 per person


Joe laird woodturning studio is a professional teaching facility dedicated to delivering wood turning courses designed to suit all levels. Class size is restricted to five students only per class and this has proved to be very successful for both students and teacher.
As a result of this many of the classes for this current term are already filled. We are currently accepting deposits for the Spring term. The only way to book your place is with a deposit so please don’t leave it too late and avoid disappointment.

If you have missed the deadline for this term, don’t worry! We also offer full day and half day courses

Full Day Classes

Description : Your One Day Course is from 10 am to 5 pm and a light lunch is provided at 1pm.

We will cater for all levels Beginners to advanced.

What to expect form your One Day course. As a complete beginner to Woodturning you will be instructed with some basic skills and techniques to get you started. We will cover Health &Safety, basic design and finishing. The class is structured, so the wood you practise on will eventually be turned into finished items.

You will be using a Woodturning lathe, which spins the wood around while you cut and shape it to the desired shape with sharp Woodturning tools. In this class you will complete a candle stick holder, a two piece lamp, or a two piece pen. The items that you create on the day are yours to bring home.

All equipment and materials are provided, if however you have some Woodturning tools you should bring them along and you are welcome to use them. Full face visors are provided and must be worn at all times even if you have eye glasses.

Area : Dunshaughlin

Location : Meath

Fee (€) : 130

Duration : 1 day (10 am to 5 pm)

Start Date : ongoing (phone for details)

Course Tutor : Joe Laird (wood turning professional)

Level : beginners | intermediate | advanced

Who should apply : Young/old/male/female/beginners – advanced…Anybody with an interest in wood turning

How to apply : Phone or email us today or go to for more information.

Comments : The Description above is for a beginner’s classes however more advanced classes are available.— Full day classes at present are held every 2nd or 3rd week depending on demand. During school term, these one day classes are held on Fridays and Saturdays only. When all evening courses are finished we will return to mid week days also and again depending on demand.

Introducing Joe Laird Woodturning Studios

Irelands First woodturning School

Now you too can learn the centuries old craft of Woodturning at our recently commissioned, custom designed woodturning school and studio facility in co. Meath. Fitted out with the latest machinery and safety equipment, we have courses to suit all levels – from beginner to advanced.

  • Providing wood turning classes for students young and old, beginner to advanced.
  • Providing wood turning demonstrations on the last Saturday of every month from 10am until 1pm.
  • Commission pieces available.
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