Intermediate Turning | Bowls!

Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Prerequisite: Intro to Woodturning (or equivalent prior experience subject to instructor approval)*

Craft your very first handmade bowl on the wood lathe with Chris!

Bowl making is one of the most fun and captivating things you can do with the wood lathe. While the basics can be learned in just a few hours, you can spend a lifetime exploring the infinite artistic possibilities and refining your technique. We'll give you a head start on that creative journey in this class with some tips and tricks that will help you get off to a good start. You'll build on the skills you learned in Intro to Woodturning and learn how to cut effectively on side-grain projects such as bowls with the swept-back bowl gouge and negative rake scraper. We'll discuss different methods of holding work on the lathe such as chucks and faceplates, and sanding to a flawless finish, good form and design, and sharpening the tools will be covered as well.

The cost of the class covers all materials and equipment, including food safe finishes, abrasives and a bowl blank (cherry, maple or other domestic hardwood apprx. 8" x 3").

Chris Hoehle is one of the DTL community woodshop monitors and a professional woodturner with over thirteen years experience on the wood lathe. You can check out his work on his website,, Instagram, @studiocsh, or YouTube:, and he has a selection of work available to purchase at Valkarie Gallery in Lakewood

*If you did not take the Denver Tool Library's Intro to Woodturning class but wish to take this class, please email the instructor to discuss your equivalent experience: 


Minimum age

18 years or older

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The Denver Tool Library offers classes in woodworking, home repair/remodeling, metalworking, arts and crafts, and more!

We also have a Community Workshop so you can work on your own projects outside of class, plus over 5000 take home tools you can borrow to get the job done at home.

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