WL West & Son Ltd; Sawmillers Timber Merchants Fencing Contractors

W.L.WEST & SONS LTD Est.1865

inc. PRO Fencing

Sawmillers Timber Merchants Fencing Contractors
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Grown in Britain



 (or those with jaded skills!)                             

We are please to announce that we are working with John Wyatt to bring you a wood turners course for beginners or maybe those with jaded skills!

John has been turning for over 50 years having learnt in his coach building apprenticeship. Following his career restoring all sorts of vehicles from horse drawn carriages to vintages cars, in the past couple of decades John has been wood turning more for the pleasure of it. He is a member of the Forest of Bere Wood Turners and The Association of Woodturners of Great Britain.

Current 2017 Course dates

All dates are on Wednesday and Thursdays

July  19th & 20th         August  23rd & 24th

Sept  20th & 21st         October 18th & 19th

Nov   22nd & 23rd

Duration: 2 days - This course will be held during the working week, and will run from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

The aims are to cover the basics of safe and fun woodturning in a logical and progressive manner. It will include:

  • Health & Safety
  • Explanation of the Lathe
  • Tool care and sharpening
  • Cutting techniques
  • Finishing

 Cost: The cost of this course is £185 inc VAT. Please refer to the course conditions below.

To download the course application form, click on the 'download button' or the picture below and return either by email or post.


Alternatively, please complete the online general enquiry form on the shop pages and give your personal details and the course date you are interested in. Click on the 'link button' to go to the enquiry form.

Course terms & conditions
Within these terms and conditions the following definitions apply:
‘Company’ shall mean W.L.West & Sons Ltd, Selham Petworth, GU28 0PJ
‘Customer or student’ shall mean the person attending the course whether or not the course is paid for.
Course Fees
A non-refundable deposit of £50 is payable upon course booking. The balance is payable  not less than 30 calendar days before the course date. Bookings made for courses within the 30 day period must be paid in full at the time of booking.
Course fees will include a light lunch. The company cannot be held responsible for the content  of refreshments supplied. Alternative requirements must be notified to the company at least 7 days prior to the course date, i.e. Vegetarian etc.
The company reserves the right to postpone a course if the numbers of students is insufficient or the tutor becomes unavailable. Alternative tutors may be used. The company reserves the right to either refund the course fee or  to re-book the student on an alternative date.
Students under the age of 16
Students under the age of 16 must have the permission of their parent/guardian before booking. The company reserves the right to check age by way of some form of identification which includes the age, if the form is not signed by a parent/guardian and we suspect that the student is under the age of 16. Parent or Guardian must be present during the course.
Personal Belongings
The company does not accept responsibility for any vehicle parked on the company’s property. The company does not accept responsibility for any personal belongings brought onto company premises, students must be responsible for their own property.
Timber used for course
Timber used for the course will be included in the price of the course, but the species will be at the discretion of the company. Specific species can be purchased for use on the course. The tutor will have the final decision as to the suitability of the species for the course.

Bed & Breakfast

If you require bed & Breakfast for the duration of the course please visit one of the two following links. We are situated middway between both towns, both offer a variety of accomodation.



Shop Contact: 01798 861611 option 3

email: shop@wlwest.co.uk