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Basic Faceplate Turning

  • Blue Heron Woodworking (map)

Students are encouraged to bring their own tool for use and/or sharpening.

Students should bring work clothing with NO long sleeves or dangling drawstrings.  Long hair MUST be tied back or held in a cap.  No loose jewelry.

Required equipment:   Safety glasses and/or face shield. Dust mask if so desired.
Prerequisites:   Basic Lathe Skills
Class size:   4
Instructor:   Max Monts
Cost of materials:   None


If you've been wondering just how to turn your own keepsake wooden bowl, you've found the class!  Basic Faceplate Turning will be taught using 5 of the most basic tools.  Students will learn the basic cuts using these tools.  Students will design and turn a small poplar-wood bowl for use back home in their own homes or shops. Take this 3 hour class if you ar a beginner but have some experience at the lathe.  This would be a good class if you have skills but need a refresher.  Those with good woodworking skills and are curious about turning a bowl will enjoy this class.

All wood, lathes, tools, sharpening, and chucks will be provided.

Earlier Event: June 2
Beginning Wood Turning
Later Event: June 16
Pyrography Workshop