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.


Alaska Woodturners Association
will be demonstrating woodturning at the

Alaska State Fair

August 27 - September 7, 2015

Demonstrators are needed. As always, demonstrators must be a member in good standing with Alaska Woodturners Association and the American Association of Woodturners to be covered with the club liability insurance policy.

Wood will be available to turn bowl blanks for the Beans Cafe Empty Bowl Project, if you would like to turn bowl blanks while demonstrating.

Demonstrators are encouraged to turn whatever project they like, and to promote safe practices while turning.

Benefits to demonstrators:

  • Turn with other turners, ask for woodturning tips give them if you think they are helpful.
  • It's nice to draw a crowd, and when you do, you know your doing something that really interests them.
  • Free parking and fair entry for the demonstrator.
  • Get a pat on the back for being an involved club member.

Need Ideas on Projects to Demonstrate?

Here's some of the items that have been demonstrated at the fair within the last few years.

Scoops, Christmas Trees, Bird House Ornaments, Spatulas, Vases, Tops (kids love to get these for free!), Goblets, Goblets with Captured-Rings, Bowls, Plates, Triangle Candle Holders, Pens, Wands (or Spurtles), Salt & Pepper Shakers, Inside-Outside Turnings, Off-Center Turnings, and Drunken Beer Bottles.

Of course, you could always come up with something else!

See you at the fair!


to demonstrate woodturning




Enter Your Woodturned Items at the Alaska State Fair!

Did you know that you can submit one item for each class in both of the woodturning divisions at the Alaska State Fair? That's 22 entries that each and every one of us could enter. What a sight that would be to see!

Visit our Fair web page for information on the classes, divisions, entry dates and locations, and more.


The next Alaska Woodturners Association Meeting

will be held on the 2nd Saturday in September, due to demonstrations at the Alaska State Fair.

Join us on September 12, 2015.

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

A short meeting will be followed by a green bowl woodturning demonstration by Billy Poole.


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