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Spindle Turning Basics Class -Q4-2022

  • 25 Sep 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • 24250 SW 65th Ave, Tualatin OR 97062.
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Spindle Turning Basics Class

Sunday, September 25, 2022

9:00am - 3:00pm

Dave Wood's Shop
24250 SW 65th Ave, Tualatin OR 97062.

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.
Course Objective
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.
  • 6 Midi-lathes available for students plus the instructor's lathe.
  • Class binder with notes and reference materials for all



  • Sharpening the tools required for class with help from the instruction staff.
  • Mount a blank on the lathe and turn to a cylinder
  • Demonstrations and practice making coves and beads

Lunch Hour – Demonstrations and Q&A session during lunch

  • Continue practicing while making a basic spindle form.
  • Pick a second simple spindle project and turn.

Northwest Woodturners
PO Box 1157
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

 Northwest Woodturners is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

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