Introduction to Wood Turning -- Fall 2019

Registration for classes begins at noon on August 12 for fall semester.  (*Registration must start on a week day.)

During this class different species of woods, sources for wood and equipment, wood turning tools, lathes, and techniques of the wood turning craft will be explored with beginner students.  Students will have the opportunity to use fine lathes and a variety of wood turning equipment.  Each student will create a candlestick holder or a wine bottle stopper and a wood bowl.  Supplies for these projects are included in the tuition.  After these projects are complete, students can bring in their own supplies for that special wood turning project they have always wanted to create.  The final night of class students will have a chance to “show” their work created during the course to other students. Each student is to provide their own safety glasses or shield and earplugs.

Phil Armstrong
Dates:  Wednesdays   (10 weeks)  Sept. 18 - Nov. 20
Time:  5:30 - 8:00 pm
Enrollment: 5
Cost:  $230   Materials for class projects are included in the class fee.
Location: Katherine Harper Hall Room 146

REGISTRATION:  Registration begins at noon on the dates below, and remains open until the class fills or until three working days before the class begins, whichever comes first. If a date below falls on a weekend or a holiday, registration will open on the first working day after this date.

  • FALL SESSION 2019:  August 12 at noon
  • SPRING SESSION 2020:  December 2 at noon
  • SUMMER SESSION 2020:  May 1 at noon

Wooden bowl

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PLEASE NOTE: You may cancel a craft class up to two weeks before the class begins, with a $30 cancellation fee assessed. No refunds are allowed within two weeks of the start date, nor after the class begins.

Phil Armstrong is a furniture builder and has been a faculty member in the Technology Department at ASU for 27 years. He turned his first bowl more than 30 years ago and hasn't stopped. He works primarily with locally harvested hardwoods, normally destined for the fireplace, and he creates functional works of art. His latest obsessions are spalted maple and natural-edge bowls.

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until 1 week before the class begins, whichever comes first. If you miss the registration for this semester we hope you will consider taking this class the next time it is offered. Please contact Jack Chambers at to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

Director: Dacia Trethewey,

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard,

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Jack Chambers at 828-262-2933 or email Jack Chambers at

If you need accommodations due to a disability, contact the Office of Disability Services at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your Craft Enrichment class. (828) 262-3056.

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