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The award-winning American Woodturner journal is a premier benefit of membership in the AAW.  Published bimonthly, it is dedicated to providing education, information, and organization to those interested in woodturning.



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Inside the August 2017 Issue


The Ups and Downs of Spinning Wood:
Yo! A good skill-building project that is sure to please youngsters of all ages, by Richard Dlugo.

Shopmade Wooden Collets for a Scroll Chuck:
Colin Hovland describes how to make no-mar jaws for specialty holding applications.

Buff for the Perfect Finish:
It won’t replace good sanding technique, but it will help you develop a terrific surface appearance, by Don McIvor.

Pen Blank Casting:
Marla (Mills) Christensen shows us how to boost variety and creativity with shopmade resin turning blanks.

Easy Blank Prep for a Southwest-Style Pot:
The secret’s in the layout. Add creative range to your work with Jim Meizelis’s straightforward techniques.

Expanding Access with an Adaptive Lathe Stand:
A shopmade mount that safely positions a midi-lathe for seated woodturners, by Pat Peckham.

A Bark-Edged Flying-Wing Vase:
A project for experienced turners, but with lessons for all, by Kevin Felderhoff.

Expanding Boundaries:
Scaling up; a glimpse at the possible, by John Green.

Wood Works: A Regional Exhibition
, Hard work and enthusiasm overcame a scant budget and minimal experience to create a successful show, by Abraham Tesser, Curator.

Betty J. Scarpino: Archetypes in Wood:
With sense, sensuality, perception, and skill, Betty continues to make her art and challenge the woodturning community, by David M. Fry.

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