02 How This Works

All lessons are in chronological order based on the progressive steps of making a wood bowl.

In a nutshell, simply watch, learn, go out and turn, and repeat as needed.

When you complete a lesson, you can click the “completed” button, and your progress will be stored and displayed in the progress bar.

At the end of various lessons, there are exercises to accomplish. As we all know, it’s best to learn by doing, so please take the time to do these exercises and improve your skills.

Each lesson has a comment section at the bottom of the page. I read and answer all comments, so please leave a comment at the bottom of the appropriate lesson if you have a question, concern, or suggestion. Over time, these comments and answers will build even more informative resources into this eCourse.

If additional information is added to this eCourse, I will post updated information at the bottom of this page, so check back here from time to time.

This eCourse does not cover sharpening in detail, nor processing green wood. Both of these topics are too lengthy for this eCourse and are subjects for other eCourses. As a matter of fact, please check out Tool Sharpening for Wood Bowl Turning if you’d like to learn how to shape and sharpen all your tools.

HOW TO LOGIN to this eCourse:

1) Goto this page https://turnawoodbowl.com/courses/wood-bowl-turning-start-to-finish/

2) Under the Wood Bowl Turning class graphic, click “login”

3) Use your email (same used when purchasing) as your user name

4) Enter your password. If you have no password, enter your email and click “Lost Your Password?” to reset your password.

Also, make sure your web browser is not set to block pop-up windows.


This eCourse can be accessed and viewed from any web browser and smart device with a web browser. The videos and content can not be downloaded or viewed elsewhere.


All content in this eCourse is copyright protected and can not be copied, duplicated, or used in any way without the written permission of Kent Weakley. This eCourse is for the personal use of the individual purchaser only. Thank you for understanding and cooperating with this copyright law.

Safety Disclaimer

All information in this eCourse is designed to aid in your learning process. Your safety while turning or doing any other steps in this eCourse is your personal responsibility. Read and follow all manufacturer’s safety guidelines and adequately protect yourself while you turn.


  • Rim Profile Illustrations added 02/05/21 – Lesson 20