West Virginia
Woodworking: Woodturning A to Z
Gain a comprehensive understanding of woodturning and learn about this traditional art through its tools and techniques as you create your own uniquely crafted woodworks.
Rating (5)
Program No. 2505RJ
6 days
Starts at

At a Glance

Enjoy this hands-on woodworking class, starting with the basics and then moving to the more advanced aspects of spindle, bowl and end grain turning. Learn from professional woodworkers about safety, the lathe, tools, wood selection and preparation, mounting options and more.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Minimal walking and standing on this program.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn hands-on techniques from a professional artist, and spend hours in the studio perfecting your craft.
  • Enjoy evening entertainment as a group, including a covered bridges field trip, or take advantage of free studio time.
  • Be inspired by the picturesque and tranquil backdrop of the Appalachian foothills and four peaceful lakes, and explore the area’s historic covered bridges, a two-story log cabin and a one-room schoolhouse.

General Notes

The Retreat Difference: The unique experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a single room to yourself for only $100 more (for many programs). Please note that there may be additional fees for supplies required. Please call for additional information. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
All Experts
Profile Image
Byron Young
Byron Young is a woodturner with approximately 50 years of experience. He is a member of the American Association of Woodturners and the vice president of the local chapter in Ripley, W.V. He creates many types of woodturning with delicate finials as a specialty. He has placed in the top three for the past two years in the exhibition "Best of West Virginia" at Tamarack. Born and raised in West Virginia, he appreciates the natural beauty of the state and generally uses hardwoods obtained locally.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

Profile Image
Byron Young
View biography
<%= Bio %>

Click here to provide website feedback
Website Feedback