Turning for Furniture Makers

Not offered in 2016…but ask Lonnie about adding this class to a future schedule!











Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Tool selection and sharpening
  • Producing a shearing cut with the skew and gouge
  • Taming the skew
  • Sharpening lathe tools
  • Turning a variety of shapes

Have you ever noticed that many pieces of fine furniture feature turnings–such as table legs, bed posts, and decorative finials for casework? Learning to turn opens a whole new realm of woodworking possibilities. Despite what you may have heard, turning is not that difficult, and in this three-day course we’ll cover the techniques that you’ll need to add turning to your next project. To maximize practice time, each student will have his or her own lathe.

Note: The shop is air conditioned for your comfort!


Class size is limited to nine woodworking students so that you’ll receive personal attention and instruction.

Prerequisite: None


“Thanks for a great turning course!”–Mitch L., KY