“ I recently undertook a 2 day course with Dave Gray at his workshop near Perth. The one to one instruction I received, for what was a very fair price, was excellent. It was clear to me that Dave was an accomplished teacher and was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about woodturning. I came away feeling very well equipped to start woodturning having received instruction and tips about all aspects of the hobby, including what equipment I would need as well as clear instruction how to use the various tools and how to remain safe whilst doing so. During the course I made (with assistance!) a number of items that have pride of place in my home.”
“I have just undertaken Dave’s 2 day introductory course and would highly recommend it to anyone, regardless of their age, gender or practical skills, who is interested in woodturning. Dave is an outstanding teacher - knowledgable, enthusiastic, clear in his instructions and with endless patience. I started the course a complete beginner and finished it, thanks to Dave’s assistance, with 4 beautiful pieces including 2 bowls”
“I recently attended a two-day woodturning course with Dave Gray . The course was very well structured and very comprehensive covering all the basics, and much more, of woodturning in a format that works well for both beginners and those with some experience of the craft.
I found Dave to be a very expert and generous tutor both with his time and expertise. He had a very relaxed but effective style and covered an impressive range of topics in just the right depth for me....I made good progress in two days and consolidated my existing knowledge and skill-base.”
"Just to say thanks for an enjoyable couple of days. I learnt a lot and I'm looking forward to putting it all into practice. Hopefully will come again in the future to learn more."
"Thank you so much Dave for all your teaching and encouragement this weekend. We had a great time and are much enthused by woodturning and all its joys (and challenges). We feel well equipped to start out, and look forward to returning for more tuition in the future."
Being new to woodturning and wanting to avoid picking up bad habits through ignorance, I booked 2 days with Dave in March 2022. Very glad that I did, Dave is an excellent teacher, everything explained clearly and the various techniques demonstrated. Then came the supervised time on the lathe (and tool sharpening). The student is allowed to reach the point where mistakes occur, the hows and whys are then pointed out. The combination of good teaching and learning by mistakes was very effective. Would thoroughly recommend Dave to any aspiring turner or to others who seek a skill 'top up'.
Thank you Dave.