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.



The Next Alaska Woodturners Association Meeting

will be held on

November1, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Demonstration by Richard Raynor - Acrylic Pens

You are invited to attend your first two meetings as our guest.

Annual Membership Dues
Individual $30.00
Family $40.00

Membership renewals are due by October's club meeting.

AWA meetings are held at Hardware Specialties, Inc.
which is located at 424 W. 54th Ave, Anchorage. 

Hardware Specialties, Inc.
Your local dealer for quality woodworking tools, including lathes, lathe supplies, turning tools, project supplies, books, videos and a wide variety exotic and domestic lumber.

Click on map to
enlarge or get directions

location map of Hardware Specialities, Inc.


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Demonstrators for November-May meetings needed

Are you willing to give a demonstration at one of our monthly meetings? Please email Kristine Chase at if you are willing.

September 13th meeting - Bill Poole - Intro to woodturning

October meeting - John Lane/Arnie Geiger - Use and safety of Chainsaw and Bandsaw

November meeting - Richard Raynor - Pen Turning

December meeting - John Oswald

January meeting - (may be filled)

February (no meeting)

March meeting - Bill Bowers - using left and right handed techniques in bowl turning

April meeting -

May meeting/picnic -

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Hugi-Lewis Gallery

Last December, the Alaska Woodturners Association and the Alaska Creative Woodworkers were invited to show our creations at the the Hugi-Lewis Gallery for a spectacular First Friday event and the entire month of December. The event went well and we are invited back for another show this December!

Ready, set, get turning! Let's show Anchorage what woodturning is all about!

The First Friday event at the Studio will be held on December 5, 2014. For more information, please see this year's handout.


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Valley Fiber Arts Guild

The Valley Fiber Arts Guild has a show and sale the first weekend in November which will be held on Saturday and Sunday,  at the Palmer Depot.   We have been invited to participate in this event as the Fiber Arts Guild has decided to add other arts into the show. They ask a commission 15% of your sales. If you are interested in a booth for yourself, please contact Cindy Woodings at

AWA is going to have a booth at this sale. Trudy and Kristine are organizing this. If you are interested in having items in the club booth, please be sure to keep the ladies informed of the number and sizes of the items that you will want displayed.

For more information regarding this event, please see the supporting documents.

Valley Fiber Arts Sale Info

Valley Fiber Arts Sale Inventory Sheet (This is an Excel document)


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New Sections to be added to website: Tips & Hints and Projects


We took 3rd place in the website challenge again this year. Near as I can tell, the only thing we are missing is Tips & Hints and Projects. If our site had these items of interest, perhaps we will win 1st place next year.

This is where your help is needed so we have a shot at 1st Place!

Please send any tips or hints that you can think of to Kristine to share with other club members.

Also, if you can possibly share a project or two that you are fond of, with directions and pictures, we can start a project section.

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Twin Birch Burl Trees for Sale


The following email was sent to the AWA webmaster.

The attached pictures are of twin birch trees that we have for sale.  They measure about 4 ft. across the base and approximately 20 feet in height.  We are asking $1,000 each.  The stump is also for sale if someone has the energy to dig it out.  If cut right the stump would make a great table (in time of course).

If anyone of your members are interested contact:  Betty Anne Scheeler at 907-376-7977.

Thank you for taking the time to look at these photos.
Betty Anne Scheeler

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