This sharpening course will cover sharpening and regrinding of all tools used in our turning classes, Turning I: Spindles and Turning II: Bowls. You'll learn how to use the Oneway Wolverine Vari-Grind jig on a low-speed bench grinder, understand the difference between gouges and the relationship to grind angles, and practice sharpening the roughing gouge, parting tool, and spindle and bowl gouges to an Irish Grind*.
All tools are provided and we can also recommend which tools to purchase if you wish to bring your own. It is required for students to bring their own tools if solely taking this class without taking our Turning I: Spindles or Turning II: Bowls classes.
*If you'd like to learn the Irish Grind, it is required that you bring your own bowl gouge(s).
Total class time is 2 hours and limited to one student.
Shortly after purchasing the class, you'll receive an email from us about scheduling.
407 E Pico Blvd, 10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Please arrive 15 minutes early.
Parking is available in nearby lots for $5-$7/day, cash only. We recommend the lots on Pico Blvd just East of Wall St. Drive up the ramp and an attendant will direct you to a space. Myrtle Ave has 10-hour, metered parking for $4/day and the meters accept credit cards. Street parking is free in most street spaces after 6pm and on Sundays, just be sure to check the signs.
What to Wear
Please wear comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes. Boots or sneakers are fine and long pants are preferable. Do not wear loose or baggy clothing and please tie back long hair. No dangly jewelry. Please note, this is a woodshop with no AC. You can expect to get sweaty and dusty. Woodworking is hard work!
Gift certificates are available. If you would like to gift this class, purchase Woodworking Bucks for the total cost of the class.
Refund and Transfer Policy
Private classes can be refunded up to one month in advance of the class, minus a $50 registration fee. We require two week's advance notice to reschedule a private class, and we are only able to accommodate one change request. There are no refunds or rescheduling for private classes that are scheduled and not attended. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule private classes, request a change in scheduled classes, or request a refund.
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