Basic Woodturning

April 11, 2019 – April 14, 2019

Scarlette Rouse

During this workshop students explore the basics of beginning woodturning while discovering workshop safety information and gaining experience on the lathe. You will learn how to turn beads and coves, which are the foundation of all woodturning. Participants will become familiar with woodturning tools, their proper use and how to properly sharpen them. Grain orientation of wood will also be discussed. After basic instruction, you will advance to make a woodturner’s mallet, honey dipper and toothpick holder, and be taught the proper way to make a tenon for woodturning. Open to all skill levels but geared to beginners.


Scarlette Rouse lives and farms in Seven Springs, North Carolina and has been woodturning for eleven years. She has been a student at Arrowmont since 2014, taking classes from professional woodturners and teaching a community class there. Rouse provides demonstrations for numerous woodturning clubs, and at the North Carolina Woodturning Symposium. Her passion is making wooden boxes for critically ill children and donating them to hospitals and individuals.

Scarlette Rouse

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

  • $132
  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2019. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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