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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 Club Meeting and Annual Picnic Held
Members enjoyed a wonderful warm sunny day at the Trotter estates in Palmer during the meeting and annual picnic this year. There was a good turn out of members, several items were entered into the Instant Gallery, a great demonstration on Sea Urchin Ornaments by Arnie Geiger and lots of good food and conversation.
ORANGE BUTTERMILK MOLDED SALAD
|1 can (8-1/2 ounces) crushed pineapple in syrup
1 package (6 ounces) orange-flavored gelatin
2 cups buttermilk
1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
¼ cup chopped pecans
In a large saucepan, bring pineapple and syrup to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in gelatin. Cool to room temperature. Stir in buttermilk. Fold in whipped topping and pecans. Pour into an 8-cup mold; chill 4 hours or overnight.
Yield: 6-8 servings.
Other Jello flavors are good too!
Instant Gallery Peoples Choice Award Winners:
1st Place: Jeff Trotter - - Set of Madrone Bowls
2nd Place: Jeff Schrader - Saw
3rd Place: Kristine Chase - Crazy Box influenced by Mike Hosaluk
Gary Freeman is acting as liason and curator for the Hugi-Lews Studio Woodworkers and Woodturners Event that will be held on December 6, 2013. This is a First Friday event held within the art community. The Studio provides refreshments and live entertainment during the event. Check out the Invitation and Contract to Participate. For further information, please contact Gary Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give him a call at 244-0022.
The beautiful Pyramid Box by Bill Bowers was auctioned off at the at the picnic. All proceeds go the AWA club. As no bids were placed on the Saturn Box, it will be placed on auction at Ebay at a later time. A big thank you to Bill Bowers for donating the boxes to our organization for this fundraising event.
Look for web sign-up for woodturning demonstrators at the Alaska State Fair on our website in mid July. Kristine will have Larry Barry send out an email when sign-up is available. Demonstrators will be needed for 12 days. Monday through Friday the shifts will run 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm, and 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Saturday and Sunday shifts will run from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm, and 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Entry tickets and parking tickets will be provided to demonstrators.
Please enter several items in the Alaska State Fair this year. A good showing of woodturned items is always a good thing and it benefits our club and our communities.
Check out the new printable version of the AWA Schedle of Events for 2013-2014.
Utah Woodturners Symposium
This annual symposium is held mid-May every year in Orem, Utah and is held Thursday-Saturday. There are nine different woodturning demonstrations held at the same time in different locations around the event center all day.
When you decide to go to this event, be sure to plan to be in the area for Craft Supplies Super Wednesday event. They have nine different woodturning demonstrations going on all day, great sales, raffle drawing, and a picnic lunch.
View some pictures at this years Utah Woodturners Symposium.
Alaskan Woodturners featured in UK Magazine
Alaskan woodturners, Pat & Peggy Bookey (from North Pole, Alaska), are featured in the April 2013 edition of Woodturning, which is a publication from GMC Publications based in the UK. The Bookey's posed for this picture taken by Kristine Chase at the Utah Woodturners Symposium.