5212 Pulaski Ave.
Philadelphia, Pa. 19144
Philadelphia Furniture Workshop


Woodturning Course for the Total Beginner

Instructor: Craig Vandall Stevens/Alan Turner
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (day)

Maximum Class Size: Approximately 9

Woodturning on the lathe can produce dramatic and beautiful results quickly. It’s the fastest- and most exciting way to turn rough-sawn wood into beautiful smooth, flowing shapes. This 2-day workshop will teach students how to turn between centers (as opposed to outboard or bowl turning).

We’ll cover the selection, set-up, and tuning of a lathe. The selection and sharpening of turning tools, special accessories, drive and tailstock centers, chucks, and steady rests.

Students will learn how to mount and center their work, turn it round, make precise tenons, create simple knobs and bun feet, and execute a series of rings, reels, and beads.
If you’ve never used a lathe before, you will be interested in this gentle, but thorough introduction to woodturning.

Course fee (including materials fee) $375

Here is the tool list.

There are three ways to register for this class.
• One can click on the sign up button below.
• Give us a call at 215-849-5174.
• Send us an email and we will forward the registration materials.


  • Oct. 14-15, 2017 - day