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.
CIW purchased these tools for Cabrillo with the help of a grant from the AAW.
Some of the seven lathes available for the students to use in woodshop.
David helping a student get hands-on experience with a bowl gouge.
Student roughing out a spindle that will become a candlestick.
Sam helping student lay out a candlestick design on the lathe.
New lathes and stands in the Cabrillo woodshop provided by CIW.
The shop has new plexiglass partitions to keep everyone safe.
Student starting a candlestick project in woodshop class.
Making candlesticks is a great way to learn woodturning skills.
A student adding a decorative element to their candlestick.
A student carefully hand sanding their bowl on the lathe.
A student power sanding their bowl on the lathe in woodshop.
Another turned and finished bowl in the Cabrillo woodshop class.
This student turned a bowl in woodshop with help of CIW mentors.
A redwood bowl turned on the lathe with the help of CIW mentors.
This student made a simple and beautiful platter in woodshop.
CIW mentors helped this student make a fruit bowl on a stand.
Students gain confidence and skills with pen turning projects.
Students have the freedom to design their projects like this pen.
Students make a variety of items on the lathe like this scoop.
This student with their Jedi light saber made on the lathe.