This course is designed to help you sharpen the tools needed to turn wooden bowls, with particular attention given to the bowl gouge. We will be focusing on tool sharpening and won’t be covering all the facets of wood bowl turning here. Other courses located here as well as the content on TurnAWoodBowl.com, dive deeper into all the aspects of turning wood bowls.
This course is designed to progress from start to finish, but you can also jump around to whatever section is essential to you. When you have completed a part, click the “Mark Complete” button to mark your progress.
I recommend you review all the content in the “Intro,” “Equipment,” and “Safety” sections (follow all the usage and safety guidelines provided by any product manufacturer first and foremost) of the wood bowl tool sharpening course. In these sections, we will cover topics that are important for all aspects of sharpening.
You can come back to any material in any section at any time. Occasionally, when it becomes necessary, new content will be added to this course. So come back often and check-in to see what’s new. Marking off the sections you have completed will help you see if any new material has been added.
If you have a question or comment, leave a comment at the bottom of the appropriate lesson or section. Your input is essential to help add even more depth to this class.
Please note this course is for the use of each individual member and is copyrighted by US law. Any distribution, copying, or sharing of this information is prohibited. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
I’m still new to wood turning, and need to hone (pun intended) my sharpening skills. I have two questions before taking the course. First, I want to be sure that I can do a good job sharpening my skews, but I don’t see a lesson devoted to that tool. Will the scraper lesson help me with skew sharpening? Second, I own the Vevor jig, and believe it’s pretty similar to the Wolverine. Is that a fair assumption?
You are a really gifted teacher. Your descriptions are clear, the videography is expert and the sequencing masterful. Thanks for all the wonderful learning resources you make available to those of us who are new to this hobby.
Hi Kent, long time subscriber but first time buying your lessons. I watch the lesson on the Robert Sorby Proedge sharpening system. I currently have a 6″ standard shop grinder running a 25mm and 40mm CBN but vibration is a constant issue. I’ve tried all the usual tricks to balance it including adding a speed controller but I still not happy with it. I’ve looked at moving up to an 8″ running CBN but love the jigs and simplicity of the Proedge. It has got some good reviews on u Tube but my only concern with it is possible chisel over heating. Do you use your Proedge often or is it just for specific grinds? Which do you prefer or is it not that simple? Thanks and love the channel!
Nga Mihi from Aotearoa – New Zealand
Hi, Kent. Here we are at day 1. After having watched Many of your videos I am ready to get my feet wet. Many I found you.lad days of happy turning ahead. Glad I found you.
It would be great if I can do a search across all of the lesson’s text for a specific word/phrase I may be wanting to look back. The only way to do that now is start
clicking on every lesson and search on each webpage of the lesson.
I would like to use this course while I travel.
can I use it on my ipad, or do I need to buy two courses?
Hi Kent, My name is Angus, from the UK and recently bought the lathe i have always wanted, a big self standing Lathe from Axminster Tools, also i have replaced my older cheaper tools with quite expensive gouges etc following advice from your videos on YouTube.
Now i am at the stage of needing to sharpen but am nervous about messing the tools up, hence why i have gone ahead and bought into your course.
Im sure you will get comments and questions from me but just wanted to say how impressed i am with your videos and information put across in the most helpful way.
So on with the courses….
Thanks for doing this Kent
Thank you, kindly. I hope you will be put at ease once you realize how to properly sharpen your tools.
All the best to you and Happy Turning!