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Bowl Turning Basics Class - Q4-2023

  • 08 Oct 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • 24250 SW 65th Ave, Tualatin OR 97062.
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Bowl Turning Basics Class

Sunday, Oct 8, 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 a wooden bowl. This course is targeted at people who have never turned wood, or who want to take a refresher course before advancing on to the next level of bowl turning expertise.

Prerequisite woodturning skills:  None required, 



  • Sharpening the tools required for class with help from the instruction staff.
  • Mount a green blank between centers; flatten bowl bottom surface; cut a tenon
  • Mount blank in a chuck
Lunch Hour – Demonstrations and Q&A session during lunch

  • Instruction on the basic push-cut and pull-cut techniques
  • Cut the exterior shape and interior surface, and smooth with scraper
  • Reverse the bowl and finish cut the bottom
  • Start a second bowl (time permitting) to finish at home
  • Each student will take home one bowl and one blank for practice.

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.

  • Bowl Gouge:  ½” or 5/8”
  • Scraper:  left-hand French curve style for inside bowl surface. A round-nose scraper is acceptable.
  • Parting tool or Skew – for touching up tenons and recesses for bowl mounting

Northwest Woodturners
PO Box 1157
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

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

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