What is a breakout session?

The purpose of a breakout session is to educate woodturners by answering their questions and demonstrating techniques in a small group setting. The event is usually held at a member's shop or possibly at one of the local businesses that support our club. Breakout sessions typically last for about 4 or 5 hours, but some have been known to go much longer! It's a great time to meet others with an interest in wood turning - some with lots of experience and many with none. And if you are a beginner, it is well worth your time to come by one of the sessions and learn what it's all about. If you don't know where to begin, a good choice would be to attend a session featuring the basic bowl turning technique. You'll learn tool sharpening, what tools to use and when, design characteristics, wood drying and of course finishing with a reverse-turned bottom.

Other breakout sessions are held for the full spectrum of wood turners: Platter turning, natural edge hollow forms, large turning (42" diameter!!), spindle turning, spheres and eggs, boxes, tools and sharpening, finish/coloring/decorating and many more. W