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.


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Volunteers Needed at the Artistry In Wood Event!

Initial set-up, gallery take-in, exhibit security and demonstrators are needed to make this a spectacular event. Event dates are February 21 - March 8, 2015

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Call for Wooden Bowls!

Turners, be sure to bring your bowl donations to Beans Cafe by March 1, 2015 or drop them off at Hardware Specialties, Inc. by February 27, 2015.

Woodturning - Planes Trains and Automobiles

by Jason Breach

The 22nd of January started a little early, having walked the dog and had breakfast, I got dropped at the railway station, ahead of me twenty plus hours of travel.

This long day is the first part of a trip to Alaska, the reason for it goes back almost a year.  I received an email asking if I was interested in demonstrating at the AWA symposium in Anchorage followed by five days of teaching. Of course I said yes, this could be a once in a lifetime opportunity, and then the following question started to roll around my head, do they have trees, if so which? How cold is Anchorage in January? How much snow is there? Over the next ten months and some 40 emails later I am on the train on my way.

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The Next Alaska Woodturners Association Meeting

will be held on

March 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM

demonstration by John MaGee on Thermed Turnings


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

Annual Membership Dues
Individual $30.00
Family $40.00

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.

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location map of Hardware Specialities, Inc.



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