|Mt Diablo Adult Education One Santa Barbara Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 (925) 937-1530||
Class List forFall 2019 Registration Opens August 9, 2019
Woodturning 101 — Introduction to Woodturning*
Learn the fastest growing craft activity in the USA. Class includes wood lathe operation, tools, safest turning techniques and 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. (7 weeks)
95501001 1:00-4:00 pm T 10/8-11/19 Dahl $125
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 6:00-9:00 pm W 9/18-10/23 Jakubowski $131
Woodturning 301 — Advanced Green and Natural Edge Bowl*
This course continues basic wood turning instructions. Students will turn both green wood and dry wood bowls: finished edge and natural edges, standard and thin walled. Instruction will include harvesting and preparing locally cut trees into bowl blanks. The tools of use will primarily be the deep-fluted gouge and bowl scrapers. Prerequisite: Woodturning — 201 or Instructor approval. (2 weeks)
20260001 6:00-9:00 pm T/TH 10/15-10/24 Cobb $147
Woodturning – Cast and Turn – Acrylic Blanks!* NEW!
Focus will be on learning to cast and turn Acrylic Blanks using Alumilite and a variety of fillers including burl caps, coffee beans, pine cones etc. These blanks can be used for Pens, Tool Handles, Bottle Stoppers, Boxes or Hollow Forms. Limited only by your imagination. (2 weeks)
95769001 1:00-4:00 pm TH 11/7-11/14 Albert $64
Woodturning – Hollow Finialed Christmas Ornaments* NEW!
Turn a hollow hardwood ornament body, decorate it, and add an elegant finial. Time to make a few as special holiday gifts. Decorate with color and ornamentation. (3 weeks)
95727001 6:00-9:00 pm T 11/5-11/19 Rodgers $85
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. Open to current and former Woodturning students. (Number of weeks varies)
95508013 6:00-9:00 pm M 9/9-11/18 Wolf $15 per class
95508001 9:00 am-12:00 noon F 9/6-11/22 Rodgers $15 per class
Woodturning — Lidded Boxes with Embellishments* 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. Learn the many ways to embellish your lidded box. (3 weeks)
20271001 6:00-9:00 pm T 9/17-10/1 Freeze $80
Woodturning — Sharpening Lathe Tools*
Learn to set up a sharpening system, discover sharpening techniques and sharpen your own woodturning tools. Students are encouraged to bring their own tools and sharpening systems to evaluate and use, in each session. Learn to set up a system and use fixtures, jigs and hand sharpening techniques. (2 weeks).
95510001 6:00-9:00pm W 11/6-11/13 Freeze $44
Woodturning — Square Winged Bowl* NEW!
This is an advanced bowl turning class on the design and turning of Square Winged Bowls. Focus will be on Safety techniques, design elements and tool control. Prerequisite: Woodturning 300 – Green and Natural Edge Bowls. (3 weeks)
95768001 1:00-4:00 pm W 11/6-11/20 Albert $85
Wood Turners – Diablo Woodturners
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 7:00-9:00 pm TH 9/5, 10/3, 11/7 Rodgers Free!