American Association of Woodturners

The American Association of Woodturners 
Excellent materials are available through the American Association of Woodturners. The American Association of Woodturners has the most documentation on woodturning in the world.

The culture of woodturning is open and friendly, and all are welcomed and encouraged to connect, learn, inspire and be inspired.

The American Association of Woodturners (AAW) is an international, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the advancement of woodturning. Their mission is to provide education, information, and organization to those interested in turning wood.

Alaska Woodturners Association is a local Alasksan chapter of this Association, however, membership is handled differently between the two clubs. If you want to be a member of both clubs, you must apply for membership and pay dues for each club seperately. Both clubs are excellent and membership is reasonable.





Kenai Peninsula Woodturners

The Kenai Peninsula Woodturners is a group formed to promote woodturning on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska. They provide a meeting place, promote fellowship among our members, and provide training, share ideas, resources and techniques regarding this craft. At our their monthly meetings, they offer help to their members in tool sharpening and hands-on lathe techniques. Many of their members demonstrate turning techniques or projects. They meet at 1:00 pm on the second Saturday of each month.



Utah Woodturning Symposium

Utah Woodturners Symposium

This annual symposium is held mid-May every year in Orem, Utah and is held Thursday-Saturday. There are nine different woodturning demonstrations held at the same time in different locations around the event center all day.

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Alaska Creative Woodworkers Association

Alaska Creative Woodworkers Association is a diverse group of woodworkers based in Anchorage, Alaska. There are three divisions of woodworking within this association. The meetings are free and open to the public,although membership is recommended.

  • Woodworkers
  • Scrollers (meets the 3rd Saturday of every month at (AIH) Training Center, 2100 Viking Drive)
  • Carvers