Sharpening Turning Tools - Hands On Class

  • 19 Oct 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Multnomah Arts Center - Classroom 7
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Sharpening Skills Hands On Class

Date:  October 19, Saturday
Location:  Classroom 7, Multnomah Arts Center
Time:  9:00am-1:00pm
Cost:  $25

Description:  When a turner approaches spinning wood on the lathe with dull tools, that is not only unsafe, but is also guaranteed to give you disappointing results!  As Mike Meredith is fond of saying " a tool that is almost sharp, almost cuts!"  

Come to this class to get hands on instruction in sharpening methods and a "chalk talk" overview of what turners need to know about tool steel, tool design and sharpening systems. Attendees will see demonstrations by our Club experts on sharpening skews, gouges, scrapers and other supporting tools

More importantly you will get hands on instruction with YOUR tools. You will leave the class with sharp tools and the essential skills and knowledge to keep them sharp.  

The instructors will address free hand sharpening, the use of jigs such as the Wolverine by One-Way, and the practice of honing as an augment to sharpening at the grinder, including burnishing an edge on scrapers. 


  • Bring your safety equipment - safety glasses and ear protection, and/or respirator.
  • Bring your turning tools labeled with your name on them.  Protect the sharp points.
  • A Turning Tool Sharpening document has been prepared for your use.  It is also located on the Class Documents page of the website and may be downloaded.  It will not be handed out in the class.  In addition there is a reprint of an article from AAW Woodturner Magazine from Tom Wirsing about Tool Steels and Grinders

Address:  NWWT, 10190 SW Washington St, Portland, Or 97225
NWWT is a 501 (c)3 Organization

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