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.

AWA Members turn more bowl blanks!

John Lane contacted Tall Trees, a tree health care company, about birch trees for bowl blanks a couple of months ago.

Tall Trees donated some trees to our organization recently.

Thank you Tall Trees, your donation is greatly appreciated.



June 7 - 11, 2016, several of our members quickly and efficiently turned the logs into bowl blanks, and had a lot of fun doing it. Over 340 bowl blanks were turned within those few days. That put's our total up to about 445 bowl blanks that are currently drying to turn into bowls.

For more pictures of the all the fun, click here!


Great Job!

Arnie Geiger, Richard Acuff, Ralph Ferree, Steiner Hansen, Gene Janigo, Sharon Combs, Doug Morris, Don Bladow, Gary Freeman, Rick Judd, John Gruber, John McGee, Larry Barry, and John Combs

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



     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.



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