Alaska Woodturners Association

2020 Symposium

April 4, 5

Featured turners are:


Stuart Batty

Stuart Batty  

 

Sam Angelo
Sam Angelo
  Sam Angelo Vase

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Jeff Trotter
Jeff Trotter

Jeff Trotter is a retired Industrial Arts teacher and accomplished woodworker. Jeff’s work has been published in Fine Woodworking Magazine, and exhibited at the AAW Gallery of Wood Art, Anchorage Museum of History and Art and various shows including Earth, Fire and Fibre. Besides turning bowls, platters and other pieces, he is building scale models of Civil War cannons. His experience in teaching woodturning, metals and foundry have helped him in building these challenging pieces.


 

Dave Staeheli
Dave Staeheli

I have been turning for 20 years, professionally for the last eight. Woodturning for a living became my "Plan B" after 38 years of mountain guiding where I may or may not hold the record for the most number of ascents of Denali. After aging out of that most physically demanding profession, I turned to woodturning (get the pun?) as the place where I knew I would enjoy what I did for a living. My greatest gratification comes in coming up with a new technique or product that maybe no one else has come up with. Thats why I'm really excited to demo for the club a simplified, full sized kaleidoscope using parts from a surprisingly high quality but cheap child's kaleidoscope kit. I does involve a lot of drilling using the lathe and the optional construction of a couple of tools. However, I believe anyone with a modicum of experience, my demo and with a handout that I will provide, they will be able to construct their own kaleidoscope. And who doesn't love a kaleidoscope!