Introduction to Woodturning for Women

Curious about what you can make on a lathe? Build a solid foundation of Woodturning skills with other women in two days.

Date(s):Mar 28-29
June 27-28July 18-19Aug 15-16
June 20July 11Aug 8
Registration Deadline – seven days before class

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

Course Fee: $325

Instructor: Corey Anderson

Class Description: This two day class is designed for the woman who want to try turning. It features hands-on practice each day. Class starts on the first day with basic spindle skills and includes at least one simple projects like a mallet or spinning tops. Day Two moves on to faceplate turning resulting in at least one walnut, cherry, or maple bowl or plate. Along the way we spend time learning about tool sharpening and general information about lathes, tools, chucks and various jigs used in woodturning. This is a great way to safely get into woodturning and gives you a good foundation for other more advanced turning classes and projects. Corey Anderson is a woodturner with 23 years of woodturning experience with 14 years teaching experience in woodturning. He previously taught Woodturning for Women at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking. He is also a member of the Flatland Woodturners.

Skill Development:

  • The essential elements of the Lathe
  • The Two types of turning
  • The Three essential elements of turning
  • Mounting wood between centers
  • The Four essential tools for Spindle turning
    • Spindle Roughing Gouge
    • Skew Gouge
    • Spindle Gouge
    • Parting Tool Gouge
  • Sanding and finishing on the Lathe
  • Sharpening Lathe tools by hand and with fixtures and Jigs
  • Mounting wood on the Lathe with a Faceplate
  • The Two essential tools for Faceplate turning
    • Bowl Gouge
    • Scraper

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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