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

Sawdust sessions will be added throughout the year, they are short training sessions on requested subjects, they will be held on Thursdays.  



Your 2nd President's challenge box is due before Oct. 10, 2020 to be  shown at the beginning of the Cindy Drozda meeting.  Please send  pictures to Rick Dietrich by Thursday Oct. 8, 2020    


November 14,  2020 

Remote Zoom Meeting

Cheryl Lewis

Encaustic Bowls

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM


December 12,  2020 

Remote Zoom Meeting

Jim Rodgers

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM


January 9,  2020 

Remote Zoom Meeting

Dr. Seri Robinson

Everything you wanted to know about Spalting

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:



Check out our new BAWA Instagram page.

Below is the URL, just click on it.


Please send pictures of items you would like to show on Instagram to Rick Dietrich at ""

Make sure you state they are for Instagram

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

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