Summer Youth: A Woodturning Bonanza (Ages 14-18)

  • Monday, July 17, 2023
  • Thursday, July 20, 2023
  • 4 sessions
  • Monday, July 17, 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, July 19, 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, July 20, 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Woodworking Studio, Class Code WO071723BC
  • 5


  • $280 + $20 Materials Fee
  • $220+ $20 Materials Fee

Use a wood lathe to make things like a toothpick holder, a top that spins, a pen, and an ice cream scoop.

About this Class

Get an introduction to wood turning as you make an intriguing array of useful things. This beginner-friendly class will cover safety issues, the basics of how a lathe works, and the tools used.

You will make a variety of small projects from different kinds of wood. The exact number will depend on your pace, but it's likely that you will go home each day with a different project you made, such as a toothpick holder that's shaped like a miniature vase, a top decorated with texture or color, a custom-shaped pen, and an ice cream scoop.


  • For students ages 14-18.
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Registration closes on Monday, July 10.
  • When you register your youth, enter their name in the Youth's Name field and enter the parent/guardian email address for "registrants email." All reminders and important information will go to that email address.
  • Complete and return this minor permission form.
  • You may register your youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1 pm for the duration of this class.
  • 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.
  • A $20 materials fee included in the cost of the class covers the wood, finishes, and hardware for the pen and ice cream scoop.

Class Policies


Bruce Claiborne has been woodturning for more than 15 years. He enjoys making spindle projects, bowls, platters, and boxes. He is active in the local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners and was instrumental in establishing the woodturning area at BARN. For years, he volunteered in the woodworking shop at Bainbridge High School, where he helped students with their woodturning projects.

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