Workshop Membership

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

£15.00£100.00 inc VAT

Would you like to be a member of something where the emphasis is on turning and shared experience rather than tea and talk? Can you turn, but don’t have access to a lathe? Perhaps you’d like to meet other turners and do some turning twice a month, or even have a lathe to yourself for a few hours during the week.

Membership of the Black Dog Workshop is like a club. But not quite. Do you want to turn but can’t get to a lathe to turn as much as you’d like to? Had a lesson or two but want to do some more before taking the plunge and buying your own? Black Dog Workshop membership could be right for you.

Membership activities and meetings at the workshop will commence in January 2017, but bookable lathe time is available straight away.



Earn up to 100 Shavings Points.

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Online membership:

  • Support the projects of the Black Dog Workshop
  • Facebook Live events from Q&A sessions to demonstrations
  • Live demonstrations
  • Membership of the Private Black Dog Workshop Facebook Group

Full Membership:

  • All of the above plus:
  • Unlimited, bookable* lathe time including use of standard set of 6 Robert Sorby Tools,
  • Up to 10% discount on all products on, including tuition**,
  • Open days roughly once a month on a Saturday***
  • Demonstrations by Martin Saban-Smith and invited professional turners,****
  • Opportunities to use the lathes and tools available in the workshop on open days, subject to availability.
  • Technique advice and discussion on members days,
  • Chances to demonstrate your own turning,
  • Insurance for use of lathes at the workshop,
  • Reference library of 20+ different turning books.

The only additional thing to pay for is £3.00 for each time you visit to pay for consumables.

Membership is not on a subscription basis and you will be asked if you would like to continue your membership towards the end of your current membership period. When you decide to stay, you will be able to pay again for the next membership period.

* Lathe time is bookable up to 2 weeks in advance via the website, subject to availability. Last minute availability will be published on the Facebook group. Lathe Time is unsupervised and without instruction. Members booking lathe time must be able to at least turn a simple bowl and spindle project for which a free competency test will be conducted before allowed to use a lathe unsupervised.
** Excluding discounted bundles,sale items and special offers
*** Weekend meetings are from 10am till 4pm, and are currently limited to 12 prebooked members. See member section of website for details.

**** A small fee may be payable to cover costs of the demonstrator.

1 review for Workshop Membership

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ligia Rodrigues

    I purchased the full membership when it first became available. 1 year later and I can definitely say that was great value for money. Will continue to renew for as long as it’s available.

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