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Want to build your basic woodturning skills and expertise?

  • Woodturning FUNdamentals is a program that offers useful resources for learning the basic skills and techniques of woodturning -- but your need to be an AAW member to participate. Join AAW today.
  • AAW members are automatically enrolled and may "opt out" of the program if they do not wish to participate.


  • Encourage members to develop their woodturning skills
  • Provide a starting point for new turners to begin woodturning
  • Offer useful information for selecting equipment, as well as information about set-up and maintenance
  • Provide woodturning safety information


​Digital Publication

  • Every other month (alternating with issues of the American Woodturner journal), Woodturning FUNdamentals issues a digital publication which features information, projects, tips and videos to help build foundational woodturning expertise.
  • Each issue of Woodturning FUNdamentals features the answers to some of our members' most burning questions! We invite you to submit your questions today! Check future issues of Woodturning FUNdamentals to see if your question has been featured.



  • Safety is YOUR responsibility.
  • An accident at the lathe can happen with blinding suddenness.
  • Respiratory and other problems can build over years.
  • Take appropriate cautions when you turn.
  • Following safety guidelines will help you continue to enjoy woodturning for many years to come.
  • Any illustration or description of techniques and safety guidelines described in any publication cannot be relied upon to guarantee protection against personal injury.


  • Learn more about safety.



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