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.



News: (Quick Links)
Volunteer Woodturning Demonstrations at the Alaska State Fair
State Fair Entry Deadline Coming Up!
Turn-On! Chicago 2014

Members of AWA - Be sure to check out our Members Only Area for more news!


State Fair Event

A Day at the Fair

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.


to demonstrate woodturning at the Alaska State Fair


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State Fair Entry Deadline Approaches!


Lets show our communities (and each other) what can be created with the lathe and ingenuity. Be sure to enter a few items into the State Fair Woodturning competition this year. From beginner turner to professional turner, all should feel welcome to enter this contest. Be sure to get your entries ready as the deadline to enter approaches.

Anchorage Entry
Thursday, August 7, 11 AM – 7 PM
Friday, August 8, 11 AM – 7 PM

Anchorage Pick-up
Friday, September 5, 11 AM – 7 PM
Saturday, September 6, 10 AM – 6 PM

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Fairgrounds Entry
Friday, August 8, noon – 8 PM
Saturday, August 9, 10 AM – 6 PM

Fairgrounds Pick-Up
Tuesday, September 2, 2 – 8 PM
Saturday, September 6, 10 AM – 4 PM


For more information, please visit the Alaska State Fair Website



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Alaska Woodturners Association
wins Third Place in the
American Association of Woodturners
2014 National
Chapter Website Competition


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Chicago  Woodturners


 invites you to join us at our event-  



Turn-On! Chicago 2014 

August 15-17, 2014 

 The Conference Center at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake
Mundelein, Illinois


The Chicago Woodturners is 2 months away from hosting the 4th biennial  regional symposium

Turn-On! Chicago 2014 and I would appreciate your assistance to get the word out to your membership.  We have lined up a group of 13 well known turners for this 3 day event which will be held on the campus of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Il, a the northern suburb of Chicago.  For your convenience, I am attaching the following powerpoint presentation which will provide more information about the event and each demonstrator.   Anyone interested can learn more by visiting our symposium website at 


Click here for link to power point




Al Miotke

President, Chicago Woodturners.

Publicity Chairman, Turn-On! Chicago 2014




American Association of Woodturners
222 Landmark Center.  75 5th Street West.  Saint Paul, MN 55102

American Association of Woodturners | 75 5th Street West | 222 Landmark Center | St. Paul | MN | 55102

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