Spindle Turning and Beyond w/Graeme Priddle & Melissa Engler- Hands-On Class

  • 12 Aug 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Willamette Carpenters Training Center, 4222 NE 158TH Ave, Portland, OR 97230-4906.
  • 2


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Note: This event is sponsored by NWWT and Cascade Woodturners.  The event open to NWWT, Cascade, and Vancouver club members.  All can register and pay for the event here.

Learn how to turn, cut & carve spindle turnings and apply surface embellishment using woodburning and various carving techniques to create surface textures. The class will cover, basic turning techniques, tool selection and sharpening, wood selection, texturing, carving, finishing techniques, design and influences and safety. See below for tools to bring.


Graeme Priddle has over 20 years experience in the woodworking field, best known for his sculptural turnings/carvings reflecting his life and environments in Northland, New Zealand. He has won numerous awards for his work, which has been exhibited widely in New Zealand, UK, Japan, Taiwan, France, Germany, U.S.A and Canada.

Graeme and Melissa have been demonstrating together with Graeme covering the turning aspects and Melissa focusing on the design, sculptural and embellishment aspects.   

For more info visit www.graemepriddle.com and www.melissaengler.com 

   For hands-on class student will need to bring or have supplied
  • 3/8” or 1/2” bowl gouge or spindle roughing gouge, 1/4” bowl gouge or spindle gouge or shallow fluted detail gouge, skew chisel, parting tool
  • Proxon or mini-arbortech power carver or angle grinder with 4” Saburrtooth grinding disc or similar
  • Power carving tools – Foredom, Dremel, hand tools or whatever carving gear you have.
  • Hand carving chisels
  • Woodburner (Burnmaster, Detailmaster, Colewood, Razortip or similar)
  • Power sanding equipment and selection of sandpaper for finishing.
  • Long nosed pliers and small flat blade screwdriver.
  • Finishing oil, no toxic sprays or finishes please.
  • Selection of good quality artist’s acrylic paint.
  • Pencil, eraser, steel ruler, paper.
  • Paint brushes, toothbrushes, rags
  • Black boot polish

NOTE: If students do not have all the tools or materials required I will have limited tools and materials that they can share and other students may be willing to share also.









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