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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The Next Alaska Woodturners Association Meeting

will be held on

March 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM

and will include an auction of a Jet wet grinder.  

Minimum bid will be $125. 

Meeting will be followed by a woodturning demonstration

by John MaGee on Thermed Turnings


You are invited to attend your first two meetings as our guest.

Annual Membership Dues
Individual $30.00
Family $40.00

AWA meetings are held at Hardware Specialties, Inc.
which is located at 424 W. 54th Ave, Anchorage. 

Hardware Specialties, Inc.
Your local dealer for quality woodworking tools, including lathes, lathe supplies, turning tools, project supplies, books, videos and a wide variety exotic and domestic lumber.

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location map of Hardware Specialities, Inc.


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

Picking up your entries after the Show:
Entries must be picked up on March 8, 2015, between the hours of 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm at the "show area" in the Northway Mall. The person entering the item for competition or display is responsible for making sure their items are picked up.

Sign Up!

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.

Alaska Woodturners Association gives Nick Carwile at ClearWater Productions a big thank you for the wonderful pictures he took of our 2015 Symposium Event. Be sure to check out his website!


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