Arnie Geiger
Bob Congdon -
President of AWA

Welcome to the
Alaska Woodturners Association

Our woodturning organization is committed to the advancement of woodturning, by helping all who wish to learn to create items by the use of a wood lathe.

  Next AWA Meeting
  Upcoming Class
  Utah Woodturners 2016 Symposium
  American Associaiton of Woodturners 2016 Symposium

Greetings Woodturners,

Thanks to all who joined us for the AWA April meeting on April 2. Heather Ashley showed us how to turn a stunning earring holder! We hope you enjoyed the demo and learned some things to help with your turning. Heather issued a Challenge to all Members:  Make something along the same lines as she demonstrated and bring it to the picnic on May 21.  Your name will be entered in a contest to win a nice piece of turning wood to be given away at the picnic.

April 2016 Demo - Earring Holder


AWA is offering a class on how to turn a pen.  The class will be Saturday, May 7th at Del’s shop from 10am to 1pm.  Cost of the class is $75.  This fee includes all the material necessary to leave the class with a completed pen (blanks, tubes, pen kit).  The Club will also provide the mandrels.  Students must be Club members and must have taken the basic classes, or have equivalent training. Students will need to bring spindle tools (roughing gouge, spindle gouge, skew & parting tool) and safety shield.  If you are short of tools or a shield, contact Bob Flint about the Club providing them.

To sign up for the class, call Bob Flint at 337-3189 or email him at bobflint47@yahoo.com.  Bob will put your name on a hold list for 5 days.  During that time you will need to send a check for the class fee payable to AWA to Bob at:
8631 Muir Court, Anchorage AK 99504.  

The first 10 folks that contact Bob and follow up with a check will be registered for the class. Your registration in the class will be confirmed by email.  If after 5 days Bob does not receive a check, your name will be removed from the list.  We must have 8 students registered in the class by May 3rd, or the class will be cancelled and money returned to those who have paid.

Happy Turning!

Bob Congdon
President, Alaska Woodturners Association, Inc.



The next Alaska Woodturners Association Meeting


May 21, 2016

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (approximate)

A short meeting will be followed by a woodturning demonstration by Del LaRue, which may be a bangle, or it may be something else.

The picnic portion is held after the demonstration. Members should bring a side dish or dessert as the club provides brats, fish and beverages

A People's Choice Instant Gallery will be held, so be sure to bring your turnings to enter!

Cast your vote for your favorite piece. (Yes, you can vote for your own turning!)

to be held at:
Jeff Trotter's Estate at 971 S Joanne Street, Palmer

Join Us!

(Attend up to two meetings without being a member.)



Utah Woodturning Symposium

Utah Woodturning Symposium 

May 12th, 13th, & 14th, 2016

Make plans for May 12-14th to be part of the highly acclaimed Utah Woodturning Symposium! Engage with today’s top professionals and up and coming woodturners in a friendly, informal learning environment with over 80 demonstrations to choose from and a full schedule of Special Events. There is something for everyone!

This year’s demonstrators include: Michael Mocho, Carmen DeLaPaz, Lane Phillips, Linda Ferber, Mike Mahoney, Pat & Karen Miller, Vernon Liebrant, Rex Burningham, Kip Christensen, Kirk DeHeer, Kurt Hertzog, and more.

View the Rotation Schedule Here (There are 9 demonstration areas with demonstrations throughout the day.)



AmericanAssociation of Woodtunners

AAW’s 30th annual international symposium will be held at the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart, Atlanta, Georgia, June 9–12, 2016. The connected Atlanta Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel will be our host hotel. 

You appreciate an exceptional woodturning demonstration. The symposium offers three-and-a-half days of classroom-type demonstrations and panel discussions led by internationally known woodturners, veteran instructors, and top woodturning talent. No other event offers as many opportunities to learn from the world’s best. 

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