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.


The next AWA meeting will be held at the picnic on
Saturday, June 10, 2017.

will be given by Heather Ashley.

Heather will be giving a demonstration on using a pole lathe.

The demonstration will be at 11:30 p.m.

Please see our picnic page for more information.




Bowls for Beans

Bowls for the Bean’s Cafe Empty Bowl Event - 429 bowls turned in. The Empty Bowl event for Bean's Café has been a great success. Thank you to all of you who participated - it's a great representation of the Alaska Woodturners Association to be supporting Beans Café in this way. Contact Arnie Geiger (Phone: (907) 345-3077 or Email: if you want to help in next years event. We will be starting wood collection in the spring.

Survey Results

A link to the PDF version can be found here.



AAW will launch exciting new incentives on April 1.

1) AAW 50% dues incentive for chapter members who are new AAW members: Local chapter members who have never been AAW members will have the exclusive opportunity to become AAW members for one year for just $30, a 50% reduction on the $60 rate. Only AAW chapter members who have never been AAW members are eligible, and the special rate is available only during the exclusive sign up period from April 1 through June 30, 2017.

2) New AAW learning tools to be introduced April 1: Woodturning FUNdamentals Online, an easy-to-use integrated online learning experience designed for new turners and those who would like to build woodturning skills. The site complements the digital Woodturning FUNdamentals publication. Discover Woodturning Online, a new web-based resource loaded with introductory and descriptive information about the art and craft of woodturning, designed to educate the general public. This is your tool, for your chapter's new turners.

AWA in a recent AAW Publication

The American Association of Woodturners has published in its most recient issue (December 2016; pg13) an article about our chapter's participation in the Bean's Cafe empty bowl project.

AAW Video Source

The American Association of Woodturners has a list of woodturning videos that it has vetted for technique and safety. The list has been organized by subject, and author. It is also searchable. Please check it out.