Courses in English, Decorative techniques, Initiation courses, Woodturning

Le tourne-bol EN • Turning wooden bowls

Introduction to face plate and chuck turning

This course’s objective is the introduction to woodturning with face plate and chuck. You will learn the components of the lathe, the tools used and the basic techniques for turning plates and bowls.

You will also discover the sharpening of the gouges. In order to put the concepts taught into practice, each person will turn their own wooden plate and bowl.

Practical course

  • Presentations and demonstrations by the teacher
  • Technical exercises and making of an object/piece of furniture by the participants


Prerequisites for the course

Beginner course – No prerequisites

Number of sessions

2 sessions

Training duration

8 hours


260 $ + txs

Group 1

Saturdays May 25th and June 1st 2024, 8 AM To 12 AM

Course plan

Equipment used
  • Wood lathe
  • Gouges, face plate, chuck and accessories
  • Band saw
  • Disk Sander
Techniques taught
  • Basic use of a wood lathe
  • Working on a lathe using a faceplate and a chuck
  • Cross grain woodturning
  • Gouges sharpening
Materials and equipment provided
  • Materials and tools needed to carry out exercises and/or projects
  • Course notebook
  • If necessary, loan of hearing protectors and safety glasses
Equipment to bring

If you have one, you can bring:

  • a dust mask
  • hearing protectors
  • safety glasses
  • safety shoes

Schedule for the introduction to face plate and chuck turning course

Day 1
  • Presentations, course objectives and project
  • Anatomy of a wood lathe
  • Complete demonstration : turning using a faceplate
  • Participants turn their own dish using a faceplate
Day 2
  • Sharpening demonstration
  • Complete demonstration : turning using a chuck
  • Participants turn their own bowl using a chuck
  • Finishing your work : bees wax


Unless otherwise specified, ÉÉAM general public courses are only open to people 18 years of age and older.

As openness and inclusion are essential values for the ÉÉAM, the school strives to accommodate everyone who is interested in cabinetmaking. If you live with a functional limitation and have questions regarding your ability to attend training, please contact us to discuss.