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Want to build your woodturning skills?

The American Association of Woodturners (AAW) strives to deliver the publications and services that our members need to grow, connect, explore, and thrive in the areas of woodturning that are important to them. With 15,000+ members and 350+ chapters internationally, AAW’s many resources, including our award-winning American Woodturner journal, help our members to learn, create, and connect.

By signing up for a complimentary Guest membership, you can have limited access to AAW member resources for a full 60 days. You'll be able to explore what the AAW has to offer, kick our tires, and hopefully decide to become a full-fledged AAW member and benefit from everything the AAW has to offer.Click here to view/download a list of publications and services available to AAW members.
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Guests are invited to check this page regularly for the newest resources and samples of AAW member publications and services.

American Woodturner 

is published bimonthly and is dedicated to providing education, information, and inspiration to woodturners of all levels and others.
The award-winning journal is a premier benefit of a paid AAW membership. Learn more about American Woodturner.
Samples for Guests:

Woodturning FUNdamentals

is a bimonthly, digital publication available with a paid AAW membership. It's loaded with projects, techniques, tips, videos, and information to build essential woodturning skills. An  online archive of past issues is available.

Samples for Guests:

Special Edition - Woodturning FUNdamentals: Setting Up Your Workstation

~ Arranging your woodturning workspace well from the start will help you to learn more quickly and more safely. This 24-page guide covers space planning, lighting, electrical, provision for dust collection, and more. View/download booklet.

Safety Guidebook for Woodturners

~ is a complimentary 24-page booklet to help you understand and use safe practices. These standards will help you gain awareness of the many facets of woodturning safety and what to be on the lookout for as you gain experience.The booklet also contains a selection of bonus articles to help get the beginner started.

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AAW Connects is a web-based tool that enables AAW members to search the globe for AAW chapters and woodturning symposia, demonstrations, exhibitions, events, organizations, and schools.

 AAW Video Source helps you find online videos easily. Searchable list of public woodturning videos evaluated for content, quality, and good safety practices. Custom sorting of search results with direct links to the videos. Ability to recommended videos to help grow the database.

AAW’s Woodturning Calendar lists upcoming chapter and demonstrator events, exhibitions, classes, symposia, and more. Chapters and members may submit woodturning-related items for inclusion in the calendar.


AAW Tips Library: Helpful hints on equipment, toods, accessories, sharpening, project solutions, and more.

AAW Resource Directory: Chapters, groups, businesses, demonstrators, teachers, galleries and more.

Keep Turning With the AAW:  Newsletter archive with updates about chapters and members, as well as events, opportunities, and more.

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