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American Woodturner

six issues annually, packed with woodturning articles, projects, tips, and techniques. Plus, a digital library of past issues with a searchable, online index.

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Woodturning FUNdamentals

six digital issues annually, filled with projects, tips, videos, and information on tools and techniques to build basic skills.

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Safety for Woodturners

64-page digital book helps you build strong skills at the lathe while encouraging safe woodturning practices.

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Let’s Go for a Spin

digital seven part lesson plan for instructors provides beginning and advanced students with a well-rounded set of turning skills.

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Opportunities: Grants, Calls for Entry, etc.

  • 2015 EOG Grants ~ Applications are now being accepted through December 31, 2014 for 2015 Educational Opportunity Grants that support woodturning education initiatives for individuals, chapters, and other woodturning-related associations. Grants may cover expenses such as tuition, registration, demonstrators' fees, travel, lodging, meals,etc. Learn more. Apply.

  • Creativity in Construction: A Collaboration of Materials. AAW's 9th annual Professional Outreach Program exhibition. Open for applications. Deadline January 12, 2015Learn more.

  • Merging - 2015 AAW Member Exhibition. Open to all turning styles and medis. Open for applications. Deadline February 3, 2015 ~ Learn more.

  • Student Woodturning Competition & Exhibition, deadline May 1, 2015 ~ Learn more.



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Video: World Wood Day 2014

  • Washington, D.C. thanks to Mike Hou and the World Wood Foundation. (TRT 2:50) WatchLearn more.


Rising Exhibition

Exhibition of contemporary sculpture in wood, Sept. 7 through Dec. 28, 2014 at the Gallery of Wood Art.
Exhibition works are for sale. View pieces and/or purchase exhibition works online.

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Woodturning Calendar more

8/30/2014 » 1/25/2015
Turned Wood, Figge Art Museum - Davenport, IA

4/17/2015 » 4/19/2015
SYMPOSIUM: Dakota Woodturners Hands-on Annual Spring Symposium - Bismarck, ND

6/25/2015 » 6/28/2015
2015 AAW Symposium Individual & Spouse Registration

6/25/2015 » 6/28/2015
2015 AAW Symposium Single Day Registration



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