Wood Lathe Tool Sharpening


Wood Lathe Tool Sharpening

Learn to sharpen the tools you need to turn spindles, bowls, and other projects on the wood lathe.


Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Tue, 1/16/2024 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Tue, 1/16/2024

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Woodworking & Small Boatbuilding Studio



To turn wood effectively and enjoyably, you need sharp tools with high-quality profiles.

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.

This skills class is strongly recommended for students who have completed Intro to Woodturning or are enrolled in Intro to Bowl Turning. The class is required for any turners who wish to use BARN turning tools on an ongoing basis.

Class Policies

  • Ages 14 and up are welcome.
  • You must wear safety glasses and closed-toe shoes, tie back long hair, and avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry.
  • We recommend bringing your own safety glasses. 

BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email accessibility@bainbridgebarn.org to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

Instructors or Guides

Jamie Straw

Jamie has been turning wood for many 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 program. She is a 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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