Alaska Woodturners Association
2018 Woodturning Symposium Event


Hands-On Classes with Master Turners

We call this event "Hands-On Classes". This event occurs the week before our annual symposium and the week immediately following the symposium.

Hands-On classes are available for Intermediate and Advanced turners who are members of the Alaska Woodturners' Association.

The classes will be at Del's shop on the hillside and individuals signed up will receive an email with directions and tools to bring to the classes.  

The classes will be 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM with a one hour break for lunch. Students may bring their own lunch, or go to one of the many restaurants at South Anchorage.

All beginning turners need to have completed the five woodturning classes given by Alaska Woodturners Association, prior to signing up for the Hands-On Classes. This allows the members to obtain a better experience at the Hands-On Classes and not have to struggle to learn.

Class enrollment is handled on a first-come first-served basis starting at the General Memebership Meeting on September 9th. Class tuition is $150.00 per day. Classes are for two days and three days, per master turner. Please remember that your reservation is not confirmed until John has received full payment for the class(s). You may mail your check for the tuition to John Lane. You will then receive a conformation email message shortly after payment is received. Reservations canceled more than 14 days in advance of the class will be refunded in full. No refunds will be made with less than 14 days notice, unless a replacement is found. John will work with anyone needing help in finding a replacement.Contact John Lane at, or text/call at 907-854-5600 for additional information.

If you do not sign up for a class before it fills up, you may contact John Lane at and ask to be put on the alternates list. A tuition deposit is not required to be put on this list.

Usually someone will not be able to attend the class they have signed up for. When this happens and an opening becomes available, John will be happy to contact you and let you know. Keep in mind, you may receive a notice only a day or so before the classes.

Glenn Lucas

Intermediate Class: January 29 - January 31, 2018

Projects will include a Traditional Irish Platter, a utility bowl, and a wide rim bowl. More class information will be forthcoming.

Advanced Class: February 1 - February 2, 2018

Projects will include a Dublin Viking bowl, a square edge bowl, and other projects. More class information will be forthcoming.

Nick Agar

Intermediate Class: January 22 - January 23, 2018

Class information will be forthcoming.

Advanced Class: January 24 - January 26, 2018

Class information will be forthcoming.