Tool Making For Turners

July 19, 2020 – July 25, 2020

Beth Ireland

In this workshop students will be introduced to the simple act of making and sharpening tools made from bar and round stock. You will learn appropriate grinds for spindle gouges, parting tools, skews, hollowing tools and carving knives. Once made, participants will learn proper cutting techniques to create turned and carved objects as well as some jigs to help hold objects while turning. This class will provide a safe and supportive atmosphere for all students. Tool making will rally up your skills and help resolve most problems that occur in your shop. This class is for the beginner to the intermediate.


Beth Ireland lives and works in Saint Petersburg, Florida where her studio provides woodworking with a specialization in architectural and artistic woodturning. She earned her undergraduate degree from the State University College at Buffalo and an MFA in Sculpture from the Massachusetts College of Art. Ireland has been involved in a traveling art/craft project entitled Turning Around America since 2010. She also teaches the three-month Professional Woodturning Intensive at The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship.

Beth Ireland

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

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  • 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 2020. 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 of deposit.


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