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.

Showcase Your Turnings!

Enter Your Turnings
in the Alaska State Fair Exhibit!

From beginner to advanced turner, all are welcome to enter their hand-crafted items at the Alaska State Fair. It's a lot of fun to walk through the exhibit and see your items displayed. Your kids, grandkids, sisters, brothers, mom's, dad's and friends are proud to say "I know the person who made that!"
There is no entry fee and this is a showcase for crafts people. So, show your work this year!

Click here for the 2016 Woodworking Exhibitor Guide

  Fair Entry Dates
Irwin Exhibit Building - Palmer Fairgrounds
  Friday, August 12, 2016   11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  Saturday, August 13, 2016    11:00 AM – 7:00 PM


Alaska Woodturners Association at the Alaska State Fair
August 25 - September 5, 2016

Volunteer Demonstrating Woodturning at the Alaska State Fair.


     Safety First!

Keep your tools sharp! Blunt tools are dangerous as they require more pressure and can be unpredictable.

Check your lathe speed BEFORE you turn on the lathe. It is always SAFER to ensure your lathe starts at a LOW speed.

As always, be sure to wear a good dust mask as wood dust is harmful to your body.



Upcoming classes on Tool Sharpening and

Beginning Woodturning!

Visit our classes page for more information.