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Woodturning Projects - Lidded Box - Q4-2022

  • 16 Oct 2022
  • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • 24250 SW 65th Ave, Tualatin OR 97062.
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Woodturning Projects - Lidded Box Class

Sunday, October 16, 2022

8:30am - 4:00pm

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 Objectives
The primary objective of this class is to teach additional spindle turning skills by making a lidded box.   There are a variety of techniques learned in this class that are applicable to many other projects from candle holders to pepper grinders and even bowls.

Depending on the skill level of the class, introduction to the skew may be presented.

Prerequisite Skills:  If you have not developed the skills described below or are unsure, attend an open shop session and discuss it with one of the helpers before registering for this course.  Skills required are:

  • Use of a rouging gouge to round square stock.
  •  Use of a spindle gouge to make beads and coves
  •  Use of a parting tool.



  • Sharpen all tools used for the class with help from the instruction staff.
  • Practice beads and coves with the spindle gouge as a warm-up exercise
  • Discussion of box designs from simple to more complex
  • A simple box will be chosen as the class project
  • Fitting the lid discussion and techniques
  • Adding some flare to the box discussion
  • The finished box can then be embellished at home.

Tools you need to bring

  • Spindle Roughing Gouge 1” or larger is ideal.  ¾” is ok.
  • Spindle gouge:  ½” or 3/8”.  Bring both if you have them
  • Parting tool: 1/8” diamond profile is very versatile, but thin kerf (1/16”) is also very useful.
  • Skew: 1” or larger

Northwest Woodturners
PO Box 1157
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

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

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