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.


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Volunteers Needed at the Artistry In Wood Event!

Initial set-up, gallery take-in, exhibit security and demonstrators are needed to make this a spectacular event. Event dates are February 21 - March 8, 2015

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Call for Wooden Bowls!

Turners, be sure to bring your bowl donations to Beans Cafe by March 1, 2015 or drop them off at Hardware Specialties, Inc. by February 27, 2015.

Jason Breach

Woodturning - Planes Trains and Automobiles



by Jason Breach

The 22nd of January started a little early, having walked the dog and had breakfast, I got dropped at the railway station, ahead of me twenty plus hours of travel.

This long day is the first part of a trip to Alaska, the reason for it goes back almost a year.  I received an email asking if I was interested in demonstrating at the AWA symposium in Anchorage followed by five days of teaching. Of course I said yes, this could be a once in a lifetime opportunity, and then the following question started to roll around my head, do they have trees, if so which? How cold is Anchorage in January? How much snow is there? Over the next ten months and some 40 emails later I am on the train on my way.

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