Day and evening classes are held each semester for both beginning and advanced adult students. For a complete list of current classes check here for the www.diablowoodturning.org home page.
Registration can be done on line directly from the Winter class links below.
Winter 2020/21 Classes
Please Note: These are all ONLINE CLASS using Zoom software. Zoom login information and class handouts will be emailed to registered students.
If you are not familiar with using Zoom, please download and review the following document no using this software on any device: Zoom Directions for Students.pdf
SketchUp for the Woodworker/Woodturner Register here
Now is the time to master SketchUp from your own home! Be prepared when school opens, or when working on a project in your own shop, to use SketchUp with confidence. Prior to class, students will email their SketchUp file to the instructor. Each class will begin with a 15 minute presentation on a specific SketchUp process, and the remaining class time will be devoted to addressing challenges submitted by students on their projects in process, either one of their choice or one from the textbook. In class, the instructor will work through the process to resolve the issue on his shared screen.
Prerequisites: Download the free version of SketchUp 2017 Make. Download and print the PDF of SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers (EBOOK). Students should be proficient in the use of basic SketchUp Tools including, Select, Eraser, Line, Arc, Circle, Push/Pull and Tape Measure. These tools are described in chapters 1 - 4. (8 Weeks)
SECTION 875401 DATES 1/8 – 3/5, Friday, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. INSTRUCTOR Killen $96.00
Woodturning- Lathe Tool Sharpening Techniques - Demonstrated and Explained Register here
Sharp tools are a necessity for ease of use and safety. Have a unique sharpening issue? Jim will demonstrate techniques that produce sharp tools, safely, and repeatably. Jim will use both video clips and live demonstrations to answer all your questions and make you a better tool sharpener.
SECTION 872801 DATES 2/20 – 2/20, Saturday, 01:30 PM – 03:30 PM., INSTRUCTOR Rodgers $21.00
Woodturning – Develop Five Skew Chisel Cutting Techniques Register here
Practicing the five basic cuts with the skew chisel is the key to mastery. Jim will demonstrate those cuts and suggest practice techniques to assist you in developing those needed skills. This is a hand-on interactive demonstration.
SECTION 873101, TIMES 2/4 – 2/5, Thursday - Friday, , 01:30 PM – 03:00 PM INSTRUCTOR Rodgers, $41.00
Woodturning – Turn It Thin and Let It Warp Register here
Green wood loves to warp, so in this class we will harness that movement by turning thin bowls out of a variety of wood and let nature move them into beautiful natural shapes. Wood blanks will be available to pick up weekly, followed by a zoom based turning demonstration and discussion of students projects. $25.00 cash lab fee payable to the instructor when picking up your blank, first day of class
SECTION 873201 DATES 1/5 – 1/28, Tuesday Thursday, 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM, INSTRUCTOR Cobb, $159.00
Woodturners - How Professional Woodturners Use Embellishment Successfully Register here
Successful professional Woodturners use one, or a combination of simple embellishment techniques to define their signature work. This presentation shows what they do and how techniques used singly, or in combination, to create their distinctive work. This is a slide presentation and discussion.
SECTION 873001, DATES 1/23, Saturday, 01:30 PM – 03:30 PM, INSTRUCTOR Rodgers, $21.00
Home Maintenance and Repair for Covid-19 Times Register here
Do you have additional time on your hands? Do you want to learn more about keeping a fit and safe home? Do you want to be a better-informed consumer when things need fixing? Want to do some of it yourself? It is time to learn about what you can do to maintain a safe and secure home. This instructional series will help you be better informed and prepared. Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday each week for three weeks.
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Using Zoom: Easy Strategies for Teaching with Zoom Register here
This class is a one session presentation and discussion focusing on audio and video needs for teaching various subjects remotely.
We will discuss and share options on:
*Microphones, earphones, and audio connection issues
*Cameras, cell phones and webcams for class use
*Single or multiple connections and using assistants
We also will discuss your specific issues in connecting with your students remotely. Bring your note pad, your specific needs and questions for this interactive session. Zoom.us software is the major teaching tool for remote learning. Develop more teaching skills with greater familiarity and knowledge of the basic Zoom setups to give your students the best experiences. We will discuss basic setup for A/V and limit the presentation to using cell phone, tablets, laptops, and web cams. Low cost, lower tech, better teaching!
SECTION 880901, DATES 12/8 – 12/8, Tuesday 01:30 PM – 03:30 PM, INSTRUCTOR Rodgers, $20.00