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Spindle Turning Basics Class -Q1-2023

  • 04 Feb 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • 24250 SW 65th Ave, Tualatin OR 97062.
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Spindle Turning Basics Class

Saturday February 4, 2023

8:30am - 3:30pm

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 7 students - one per lathe
  • Instructors are experienced NWWT members
  • 4 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
  • Perquisite woodturning skills: none required



  • 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.

Tools you need

Note: If you do not have any tools yet, loaner tools are available.  We recommend you wait until after the class to buy tools so you know what to buy and what not to buy.

  • Spindle Roughing Gouge.
  • Spindle Gouge
  • Parting Tool

Northwest Woodturners
PO Box 1157
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

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

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