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Woodturner / Woodmachinist

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€13k > 60 
Woodmachinist / Woodturner
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€13 - 60 
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Apprentice Rates: 13 - 16
Qualified / Experienced: 29 - 36
Highly Experienced: 60
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Last Updated: November, 2013

* 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.
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At a Glance... header image

Uses special machines to cut and shape pieces of wood for use in the making of furniture, doors and windows, wooden objects and specialist craft pieces.


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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.

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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.

 


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Good design and drawing skills, a high level of creativity, knowledge and an appreciation of wood, business awareness and marketing skills.


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Organisation: Design & Craft Council of Ireland
  Address: Castle Yard, Kilkenny
  Tel: (056) 77 61804
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Wood Manufacturing / Finisher

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