Students who take woodshop classes at Cabrillo Middle School, a public school in Ventura, are major beneficiaries of Channel Islands Woodturners.  Members volunteer to share their time and knowledge mentoring the students who want to learn woodturning. Our goal is to help students build self-esteem using the lathe and experience the fun of woodturning.  The chapter donates tools, equipment and wood blanks. Our chapter also supports students who need assistance purchasing materials for other woodshop projects.

These HSS tools and scroll chucks were purchased with a grant from the AAW and club monies.

These HSS tools and scroll chucks were purchased with a grant from the AAW and chapter monies.

Some of the 7 lathes available for the students. The grinder and jigs were provided by the club.

Some of the 7 lathes available for the students.

David helping a student with bowl gouge. At the demo each student is encouraged to have a hands on experience.

David F. helping a student with bowl gouge. Each student is encouraged to have a hands-on experience.

Student roughing out spindle for candlestick

Student roughing out spindle for candlestick

Sam helping student layout candlestick

Sam T. helping student layout candlestick