Introduction to Wood Turning

While the wood lathe spins a block of wood, you hold a tool that carves the wood. This technique enables you to make objects such as wooden pens, mallets, candlesticks, and spinning tops and bowls. You will learn Safety and Basic Operation for the wood lathe, drill press, and band saw. No experience necessary.

Instructors: Niles Wertz & Geo Monley

Class covers:

    • Wood preparation for turning
    • Wood Lathe operation and techniques
    • Wood turning gouges/tools
    • Sandpaper finishing
  • Buffing and polishing

Project ideas

Tea Candle holder
Wooden bowls
Candle holders
Wooden Pens

Class photos

We hope to see you soon!