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.
- News: (Quick Links
- VolunteerWoodturning Demonstrations Needed at the Alaska State Fair
- Next Alaska Woodturners Associatiion Meeting
- Demonstrators for September-May meetings needed
- Valley Fiber Arts Guild Show in November
- Show/Sell at Hugi Lewis Studio in December
- AWA Takes 3rd Place in Website Challenge - help us win 1st Place next year!
- Call to Artists - Fall Furniture Jury
The Alaska State Fair will be held from August 21 through September 1, 2014. Demonstrators will be needed and a sign up sheet is now available.
This event is a lot of fun. You can make any project you wish and give them away or keep them. Volunteers need to be a current member of the American Association of Woodturners along with being a member of AWA to participate for insurance coverage purposes. The upside of that is that their publication is a great resource and a wonderful way to get inspired.
From beginning turners to advanced turners, all are welcome. This opportunity to help others with their skills, or hone your skills with help from others, is one that should not be passed up.
Five demonstrations per day need to be covered. Your help with this event is appreciated.
Are you willing to give a demonstration at one of our monthly meetings? Please email Kristine Chase at email@example.com if you are willing.
September 13th meeting - Bill Poole - Intro to woodturning
October meeting - John Lane/Arnie Geiger - Use and safety of Chainsaw and Bandsaw
November meeting -
December meeting -
January meeting -
February meeting -
March meeting - Bill Bowers - using left and right handed techniques in bowl turning
April meeting -
May meeting/picnic -
Last December, the Alaska Woodturners Association and the Alaska Creative Woodworkers were invited to show our creations at the the Hugi-Lewis Gallery for a spectacular First Friday event and the entire month of December. The event went well and we are invited back for another show this December!
Ready, set, get turning! Let's show Anchorage what woodturning is all about!
The Valley Fiber Arts Guild has a show and sale the first weekend in November which will be held on Saturday and Sunday, at the Palmer Depot. We have been invited to participate in this event as the Fiber Arts Guild has decided to add other arts into the show. They ask a commission 15% of your sales. If you are interested in a booth for yourself, please contact Cindy Woodings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kristine and Trudy are thinking of perhaps having club booth, whereas several members get together and share booth space, and perhaps create shifts to cover the sales. If you are interested in this, please contact either Trudy or Kristine.
Alaska Woodturners Association
wins Third Place in the
American Association of Woodturners
Chapter Website Competition
We took 3rd place in the website challenge again this year. Near as I can tell, the only thing we are missing is Tips & Hints and Projects. If our site had these items of interest, perhaps we will win 1st place next year.
This is where your help is needed so we have a shot at 1st Place!
Please send any tips or hints that you can think of to Kristine to share with other club members.
Also, if you can possibly share a project or two that you are fond of, with directions and pictures, we can start a project section.