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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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Teacher's Guide: Pen Manufacture Enterprise

a 31-page guide by Kip W. Christensen, PhD from a unit he teaches as part of a technology education course in manufacturing materials and processes.

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    • NJ Demonstrators - The New Jersey Woodturners club is looking for professional turners who want to demonstrate various projects/skills during monthly meetings.

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



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      AAW Honorary Lifetime Member, Giles Gilson, Passes Away

      Giles Gilson died January 20, 2015, at his home in Schenectady, New York. An AAW member since 1986, Giles was awarded a POP Fellowship Award in 2006 and earned the distinction of Honorary Lifetime Member in 2009.

      It always hurts when you lose a very close friend, especially when he was a brother in the arts. And when that friend was also a true icon in your field, it stings. (Photo: Terry Martin)

      Video: World Wood Day 2014

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



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      2/6/2015 » 4/18/2015
      EXHIBITION: A Sense of Balance: The Sculpture of Stoney Lamar - Philadelphia, PA

      2/21/2015 » 6/21/2015
      EXHIBITION: Audacious: The Fine Art of Wood from the Montalto Bohlen Collection

      Mark Gardner demonstrates at Chicago Woodturners - Arlington Heights, IL

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

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