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 on
Saturday, December 3, 2016

will be given by Jeff Schrader.

Jeff will be demonstrating the techniques used in turning an emerging bowl. This is a good exercise in using glue blocks and turning on two axis.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (approximately 2 hours)

We're acting upon your survey responses: There will be a "critique" table so bring items you wish to show off, ask about, share an idea regarding, get advice on or see if you're on to something new.  Otherwise known as a "show and "tell" table.

Martie Black will be coordinating.




click on map for directions


located at

424 W. 54th Avenue
Anchorage Alaska


January 7, 2017 Meeting - Demonstrator yet to be announced. If you are interested, please let us know.



Website News

Our website will be undergoing some major changes within the next couple of months. (Hopefully sooner, rather than later.)

The purpose of these changes are to better manage news and resources for our members, class lists, and membership.

The changes include a new navigation structure, and a lot of behind-the scenes stuff that will make the website work on all types of devices. Consequently, the website will change dramatically in some ways.

Member News

Member Don Bladow was highlighted in an Alaska Dispatch News article about his efforts supporting the new garden of Lutheran Church of Hope.  His woodturning was mentioned along with the Bean's Cafe Empty Bowl event.  Check it out at here.

Survey Results

A link to the PDF version can be found here.