Wood Lathe Tool Sharpening

  • Wednesday, February 26, 2020
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • BARN Woodshop, Class Code: WO022620JS
  • 2


  • $81 + $5 shop fee
  • $63+ $5 shop fee

Registration is closed

Effective and enjoyable woodturning is dependent on sharp tools that have quality profiles. Learn to sharpen the tools you need to turn spindles, bowls and other projects on the wood lathe.

This class is strongly recommended for students enrolled in Introduction to Bowl Turning and graduates of Introduction to Woodturning. This class is required for any turners who wish to use BARN turning tools on an ongoing basis. You will receive hands-on training for sharpening gouges (roughing gouges, and spindle and bowl gouges) A brief overview of sharpening other tools such as parting tools, skews and scrapers will be included, based on the skills learned in this class.


  • In class, you will learn to sharpen gouges according to BARN protocol, and gain an understanding of how to sharpen other tools (e.g., skews, parting tools, scrapers). If you would like advice on your own tools, you are welcome to bring them.
  • Short-sleeve or tight-cuff tops and closed-toe and comfortable shoes are required. No bracelets or necklaces; earrings must be no longer than 1". Long hair must be tied back.

Instructor: Jamie Straw has been turning wood for several years, working on both spindle and bowl projects, and has taught woodturning at BARN since July 2017. She also serves as coordinator of BARN’s woodturning classes.  She is past Vice President for Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Her focus is on helping students build skills progressively as they design and create their woodturning projects.

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