Renowned woodturning teacher Bonnie Klein has been at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking this last week. She's taught three classes so far and will be teaching this weekend as well.
The energy and the focus in the classes is palpable - there is a great rapport between the students and a remarkable quality of work. The quality of the work from novice turners is stunning - look through these slide shows and figure out who has never turned before - I'd never guess. I'm hoping to take one of Bonnie's classes when things ease up!
If you're wandering around the Fort this weekend feel free to drop in and watch what is happening. I'll be around in the machine shop and will be happy to guide you around.
(Students - click on any of the slides to go to the Picasa Gallery. You can download printable sized images.)
Basic Woodturning (24-25 May)
Turning Small Bowls (26-27 May)
Turning Boxes (28 May)