Carl Jacobson

Carl Jacobson will be in town as a special guest demonstrator at Woodcraft of Phoenix in Chandler on January 26th!  He has agreed to do two classes for AWA after his Woodcraft demo.


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Two classes are being offered for the AWA members and friends by Carl Jacobson.  This well-known and very popular turner has offered to do two hands-on classes!  Only 6 spots per class – $75 per class.

January 27th – 9am to 4:30pm – Beginner/Back to Basics Turning

January 28th – 9am to 4:30pm – Stingray Lidded Box


Beginner / Back to Basics turning with Carl Jacobson

Beginner turning class bowls and tool or utensil handles 

The goal in this class is to help new turners and those wanting a refresher – sharing tips he’s learned over 23 years of woodturning.  Including tips for using the skew chisel, bowl gouge, sanding pad Carl uses, and how to sand out end grain. Also a quick tip for sharpening gouges, how to cut a tenon to get the best fit in your chuck. Several projects will be made during the class (basic bowl, handles).

Participants bring:  Bowl blank and spindle blank (6”-10” long)

Tools: basic set of tools either gouge or carbide


Stingray Box class with Carl Jacobson.

Carl says this is a good challenging project!  In this class we’ll make a winged lidded box that looks like a stingray.

Participants bring: 6″ x 6″ x 4″ turning blanks (Carl used Maple and Walnut but whatever you have is good).

Tools: Basic set of tools ether gouge or carbide. (Carl will bring a few tools for cutting off the extra wings that everyone can use.)



Carl Jacobson enjoys sharing his woodworking and wood turning passion to inspire others. Carl and his wife have a mobile shop traveling the country promoting the craft of woodworking, and has weekly how-to-videos on The WoodShop.TV.

Carl Jacobson started woodworking with his grandfather as a young boy in Oregon. He continued woodworking through high school, and started wood turning after seeing a turned project in a friend’s shop. Shortly after YouTube started, he was looking for a how-to video for duck calls. With no results he decided to make his own video. He is now turning full time and producing his own videos. Almost eight years later, he has over 85 thousand YouTube subscribers.

Many intricate shapes and designs can be made by turning wood. Some of Carl’s fondest memories are working with his grandfather in his wood shop.  Being able to share his passion for wood turning with others ties it all together.   Carl’s website is: