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The 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 April 2016 Issue


    • Penturning Primer - An introduction to the gratifying world of turning keepsake writing instruments, by Kurt Hertzog.
    • Turn a Windsor-Style Footstool - A classic furniture project that can be tailored to different skill levels, by Janet A. Collins.
    • Turn a Tapered-Stave Bowl - Spare lumber around the shop? Bill Wells demonstrates an alternate take on segmented bowl turning.
    • Turn a Multiaxis Chili Pepper Box - Mark Knize shows how to spice up your skills with a hot new project.
    • Turning Curved Tubes - It all makes sense when you see how it’s done, by Keith Tompkins.
    • Turning Straight Tubes - Et voilà! Pascal Oudet takes us through the steps of creating one of his signature tubes.
    • Turning Tubular - A photo gallery of turned tubes. How will you apply the technique?
    • Post-Millennial Standout: Kayla Dean - Habits of planning, precision, and finesse learned in the woodshop serve her well at university, by David M. Fry.
    • Phil Brown on Untraversed Slopes - Exploring bowl shapes for more than thirty years, from cones to concave, negatively curved pseudospheres, by David M. Fry.
    • Neil Scobie: A Turner for Us All - It’s a simple story. With hard work, dedication, and relentless energy, the boy from the bush gains an international reputation, by Terry Martin.


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