In Summary - Woodturner / Woodmachinist
Woodturner / Woodmachinists typically work in the following Career Sectors:
Videos & Interviews
Glenn Lucas, Woodturner
Glen Lucas is a professional Woodturner. Following his Leaving Certificate he did some classes with professional woodturners. He also undertook a FÁS cabinet making course. Following a Business Skills Course which he took with the Craft Council of Ireland he set up his own workshop in 1997.
Videos on the Web
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- Wood Machinist - from: N.C.S. [UK]
The Work - Woodturner / Woodmachinist
Woodturning is a form of woodworking that is used to create a wide range of wooden objects. These objects can include everything from salad bowls, platters, candlesticks, chess pieces and one off exhibition pieces to large sculptural pieces for your garden.
Many woodturners are self-employed. They sell their products to retail shops, export to international markets and receive private commissions for sculptural pieces. Woodturners also work as teachers and educators.
Interests - Woodturner / Woodmachinist
This occupation is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests:
Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.
Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
Good design and drawing skills, a high level of creativity, knowledge and an appreciation of wood, business awareness and marketing skills.
Entry Requirements - Woodturner / Woodmachinist
The official entry route for a Woodturner / Woodmachinist is through undertaking an apprenticeship.
Pay & Salary - Woodturner / Woodmachinist
Salary Range (thousands per year)* 18k - 35k
Last Updated: March, 2017
* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.