Notes from Clead Christiansen's Beginning Woodturning Class

From 11 to 13 April 2001, the Beginning Woodturning class at Craft Supplies in Provo, Utah was taught by Clead Christiansen. These are notes I took. I do not guarantee them as to accuracy nor completeness. They are expressed as I wish and Clead isn't responsible for anything I say here.

Curriculum and Schedule


Spindle Turning

Bowl Turning



Wood moisture content and stability is critical to bowl turning. A number of aspects and solutions were discussed.


Finishes vary greatly. The following were the ones Clead discussed.

See pictures from this workshop.