Class List for Winter 2018 Registration Opens October 28, 2017
Woodturning 101 — Introduction to Woodturning*
Learn about the fastest growing craft activity in the USA. Learn about wood lathe operation, tools, and safest turning techniques. Class includes extensive written materials, fun turning activities of increasing complexity and projects to take home. Skill Level: Beginning. Prerequisite: willingness to learn something new and fun. Textbook: A Lesson Plan for Woodturning sold in class $20. (10 weeks)
95501001 1:00-4:00pm T 11/28-2/13 Graham 108, PHEC $178
Woodturning 150 — Advanced Spindles Workshop*
More project-based training in the basic of woodturning, project will build skills while creating new and interesting items. Work on specific skills or tool usage. Projects are listed in the appendix A Lesson Plan for Woodturning. Textbook: A Lesson Plan for Woodturning sold in class $20. (6 weeks)
95745001 1:00-4:00pm W 11/29-1/17 Nolan 108, PHEC $131
Woodturning 201 — Basic Bowl Turning*
The next step in woodturning is learning about new tools and techniques used to turn wooden bowls. Discussion will include information on good design and multiple techniques for mounting and turning. Textbook: A Lesson Plan for Woodturning sold in class $20. Prerequisite: Woodturning — 101 or Instructor approval. (6 weeks)
95502001 1:00-4:00pm TH 1/25-3/1 Jakubowski 108, PHEC $131
Woodturning 301 — Advanced Bowl Turning*
Intensive class to hone your bowl turning skills by learning the proper use of the bowl gouge, scrapers and other tools that will minimize sanding. The program will also focus on shape and form including both finished edge and natural edge green wood bowls. Textbook: A Lesson Plan for Woodturning sold in class $20. Prerequisite: Woodturning — 201 Basic Bowl Turning or Instructor approval. (5 weeks)
95720001 6:00-9:00pm W 1/31-2/28 Jakubowski 108, PHEC $109
Woodturning 401 — Hollow Vessels*
This course is for wood turners who desire to continue to advance their turning skills. Students will learn hollowing techniques using Ellsworth style hollowing tools (provided) as well as the new carbide cutter technology. The instructor will demonstrate all the steps necessary for hollowing and finishing a vessel and then students will progress at their own pace. All wood and tools provided. Prerequisite: Woodturning 101 — or Instructor approval. (4 weeks)
95506001 6:00-9:00pm T 11/28-12/19 Cobb 108, PHEC $104
Woodturning — Bowls and Jam Chucks* NEW!
Learn to turn the back side of a bowl by reversing and holding a bowl with a custom jam chuck. Prerequisite: Woodturning 201 — Basic Bowl Turning or Instructor approval. (3 weeks)
95750001 1:00-4:00pm W 1/24-2/7 Cobb 108, PHEC $79
Woodturning — Cast and Turn an Acrylic Lidded Box* NEW!
Learn to cast and turn an acrylic lidded box using Alumilite and a variety of dyes, powders, and other fillers to produce spectacular effects. Acrylic boxes present unique challenges and design opportunities beyond working with wood. Prerequisite: Woodturning 101. (4 weeks)
95751001 6:00-9:00pm T 2/6-2/27 Albert 108, PHEC $94
Woodturning — Creating a Decorated Platter* NEW!
Learn to design a platter and add decorative embellishments to it to enhance its appearance. Embellishments may include, burning, carving, color or other selected techniques. (3 weeks)
95783001 6:00-9:00pm TH 2/8-2/22 Rodgers 108, PHEC $65
Woodturning — Developing Classics Forms* NEW!
Class will explore the characteristic and concepts of classical shapes and vessel designs that have been considered pleasing throughout the ages. Participants will submit designs for discussion and evaluate other turned vessels for improvement of their discerning eye. (2 weeks)
95782001 6:00-9:00pm TH 1/18-1/25 Rodgers 108, PHEC $44
Woodturning — Introduction to Lidded Boxes* NEW!
Learn to make a lidded box. Learn basic shaping, end-grain hollowing, fitting of the lid and how to make and use a jam chuck. Textbook: A Lesson Plan for Woodturning sold in class $20. Prerequisite: Woodturning 101 or Instructor approval. (3 weeks).
20271001 1:00-4:00pm M 1/22-2/5 Freeze 108, PHEC $65
Woodturning — Independent Projects Open Shop*
Come and work with expert coaches. Our vast selection of tools and accessories will allow you to undertake most project opportunities. Pay for only the sessions you attend. Prerequisite: Woodturning 101 or Instructor approval. (Number of weeks varies)
95508001 9:00am-12:00noon F 12/1-3/2 Rodgers/Nolan 108, PHEC $15 per class
95508013 6:00-9:00pm M 11/27-2/26 Wolff 108, PHEC $15 per class
Woodturning — Open Segment Construction* NEW!
This course will introduce participants to the techniques, accessories and processes necessary to construct an open segment vessel or bowl. (4 weeks)
95784001 6:00-9:00pm T 1/9-1/30 Rodgers 108, PHEC $87
Woodturning — Turning a Wall Clock* NEW!
You have turned pens, bowls, platters, hollow vessels, etc. How about doing something different – turning a wall clock using a combination of bowl and box turning techniques. Clocks are very practical and make great gifts. Students will learn the steps from beginning to end and will leave class with a beautiful turned clock. Note: Students will be required to purchase and bring to the first class a dial face and clock movement. Prerequisite: Woodturning — 101 and Woodturning 201 or Instructor approval.
95781001 6:00-9:00pm W 11/29-12/6 Jakubowski 108, PHEC $60
All Wood Turners — Diablo Woodworkers
A free demonstration and discussion group meeting monthly to learn and share their work and ideas. Professional demonstrations and show and tell are monthly activities. Skill Level: All Levels.
95500001 7:00-9:00pm TH 12/7, 1/11, 2/1, 3/1 Rodgers 108, PHEC Free!