Stuart Batty - February 2020
Northwest Woodturners has two types of classes – Visitor classes and NWWT-developed classed.
Nationally Known Instructors
Our visitor classes are conducted by nationally known woodturners visiting us for our monthly general meeting and stay on for two days of classes or demos. We have had Stuart Batty, Ashley Hardwood, Glenn Lucas, Janice Levi, Dale Larson, Carl Jacobson, Reed Gray, and other well-known and respected turners.
NWWT has developed a series of classes targeted at beginners and intermediate turners who are interested in learning the craft or improving their skills. We have six club midi-lathes, each equipped with a bright light, chucks, live centers, measurement tools and everything needed for the classes. We have plenty of loaner tools that you can use and try out. In addition, we have two sharpening stations equipped with CBN wheels and Oneway Wolverine sharpening jigs.
In addition to the instructor and co-instructor, there are three or four helpers who are experienced turners and can provide one-on-one supervision during the practice times.
For lathe-based classes, registration is limited to six students, after which a waitlist is started in case of cancellation. Our location is a heated barn with doors on two ends for good air flow and is large enough for the lathes to adhere to the current "social distancing" guidelines.
The Five Classes
Requirements and general information
- Proof of Vaccination is required
- Students must be members of NWWT
- Class will be limited to 6 students - one per lathe
- Instructors are experienced NWWT members
- 3 Sharpening systems will be available
- All wood will be supplied
- Students bring their own PPE (face shields, dust protection)
- Coffee and snacks will be provided, but bring your own lunch
- If you have any COVID related symptoms, please do not register or if you have symptoms on the day of the class, please let us know and a full refund will be sent.
Basic Bowl Turning
The objective of the class is to go home with a bowl (or two) made during the class and the skills needed to make one at home.
Intermediate Bowl Turning
The primary objective of this course is to refine your skills in the finer details of bowl turning and advance you to the next level of expertise. You should already know how to mount and turn a bowl inside and out with reasonable efficiency. If you have not yet developed these skills, please do not register for this course.
Each student should complete two bowls in class, not including sanding and finish application.
Basic Spindle TurningCourse Objectives
The primary objective of this course is to walk beginners through making basic spindle pieces such as a candle stick, honey dipper or simple toy. This course is targeted at people who have never turned wood, or who want to take a refresher course before advancing to the next level of spindle turning expertise.
Prerequisite woodturning skills: None required,
Intermediate Spindle ClassCourse Objectives
The primary objective of this course is to teach additional spindle turning skills, beyond the basic skills, for use across a wide range of spindle forms. Each student will cut 2 to 3 spindle projects during the day.
Prerequisite Skills: If you have not developed the skills described below, please do not register for this course.