Fall registration for woodturning classes is now open at Mt Diablo Woodturning Center:  class list

The Bay Area Woodturners Association (BAWA) is a local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. Our purpose is to provide a meeting place for local wood turners to share ideas, techniques and to educate the general public regarding the art of wood turning.

Thought about WOODTURNING? 

Here are a few videos that show how woodturning tools are used.  There are also beginning classes at the bottom of the list, Woodturning 101 and Woodturning 150.  Face to face classes are offered at Pleasant Hill Adult School, find info under classes in the heading at the top of this page.  To learn more, join the Bay Area Woodturners Association.
CLick on a lesson and watch the video.

Members of The Bay Area Woodturners Associatio

n have access to all woodturning videos on this website.


Program Schedule for 2020

Several Sawdust sessions have been added, they are short training sessions on requested subjects to be held on Thursdays


Video of  this Sawdust Session is on the Members only portion of this site and is available for viewing.

Sawdust Session Zoom Meeting

Thursday, July 23, 2020 

Tony Wolcott

Use of Chainsaws

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm


August 8,  2020 

Remote Zoom Meeting

Rudy Lopez

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM


* New

Sawdust Session Zoom Meeting

Thursday, August 20, 2020 

John Cobb

Safe Mounting of Projects

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm


October 10,  2020 

Remote Zoom Meeting

Cindy Drozda

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Monthly meetings:
Mt Diablo Adult Education Center
Room 108 
1 Santa Barbara Rd 
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523


During the Covid 19 Pandemic, all meetings are being held on Zoom until further notice.  All members will receive invites electronically.  Please reference the Program Schedule for 2020 in the center of this page.


Annual Dues: $60 Due January

Click here to pay online:


Thinking about taking a course in Woodturning, below are two offerings through MDAE

Segmented Turning Basics

This is an introductory course for individual interest in undertaking segmented woodturning.  The techniques, tools and processes will be presented in the first session. Techniques addressing the technique of open segment turning will be presented during the second session. Comment, questions, and discussion will be encouraged.

PLEASE NOTE: Zoom login information will be emailed to registered students.

Class 070101:  7/21 & 7/28 Tu  1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Rodgers        

Fee: $41.00

IF you have any questions about these classes, please contact:

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