Basic Woodturning

Build a solid foundation of Woodturning skills, in one weekend

Date(s):Feb 22-23,
March 14-15,
April 18-19Aug 22-23
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April 11Aug 15
Registration Deadline – seven days before class

Click on Course Code (above) to enroll; see TimeTable for more dates

Course Fee: $375 (new/reduced fee for 2020!)

Instructor: Corey Anderson

Class Description: This is a beginning turning class to be offered in two days with seven hours of instruction each day. While the six-night Woodturning class will go into more depth on some topics, this class will still provide a well rounded introduction to turning. This class will cover Spindle turning, Bowl turning, basic lathe use, Safety and sharpening. Students will have the opportunity to make both Spindle and Faceplate projects during the weekend, including a mallet and a bowl. This a great introduction to the fascinating craft of woodturning.

Skill Development:

  • Essential elements of the Lathe
  • The Three essential elements of woodturning
  • Mounting a piece of wood for Spindle turning
  • The Four essential tools for Spindle turning
    • Spindle Roughing Gouge
    • Skew Gouge
    • Spindle Gouge
    • Parting Tool Gouge
  • Sanding and finishing on the Lathe
  • Tool Sharpening free hand and fixtures
  • Mounting a piece of wood with a Faceplate
  • The Two essential tools for Faceplate turning
    • Bowl Gouge
    • Scrapers

Class Size: 3 – 6 students

Online Enrollment: Just click on the Course Code (above) of the session in which you wish to enroll; our standard class Policies apply. For sessions without a Course Code link (i.e. works-in-progress), please send email to and include the Course Code (or date and time) of the class that you wish to take. We will make sure that you are enrolled in the class!

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