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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 December 2017 Issue



Why Associations Matter: Affiliation, friendships, and working toward common goals deliver a great experience.

Young Turning Talent Recognized: 2017 Turning to the Future Up-and-coming young woodturners make their mark, by Tib Shaw.

An Elegant Paper Towel Holder: A simple skill-building project with options for adding interest, by Bob Rosand.

A Dozen Truths for New Woodturners: Kurt Hertzog recaps some fundamental principles to the
benefit of fledgling and veteran turners alike.

Turn a Faux-Segmented Ornament: Turning an ornament with a charm all its own, Janice Levi
shows how to get a segmented look with less fuss.

Turn a Square Ornament: John Lucas demonstrates a holiday project that encourages patient precision, hones skills, and is well worth the effort.

Exploring the Possibilities of Segmented Bracelets: The only limit is your imagination, by Jack Langdon.

No Two Stems Alike-An Organic Collaboration: Multiple artistic voices; one turned, carved, and colored bouquet,by Jeff Chelf (with Dan Zobel and Derek Weidman).

Twisted Segmented Turning: A Challenging Alternative to Round Shapes- Looking for a challenge? Brian Horais suggests off-axis turning techniques to add a twist to your usual routine.

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