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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 October 2017 Issue



Box Lid Alignment Pin:
You’ve worked hard to align your lid and box grain; Alan Falk shows how to make sure it stays aligned in use.

Lidded Box à la Ed:
Bob Rosand turns a lidded box to honor the life and style of woodturner Ed Moore.

Keeping the Lid on with Hidden Magnets:
It requires care and attention to detail, but you’ll love how your lids snap into perfect alignment, by John Kelsey.

Captive Rings on a Goblet Box:
Rick Rich shows us how he makes captive rings on a project within the ability of most woodturners.

Open-Ended Inside-Out Turning:
Richard May takes an already intriguing technique and introduces new ways to create delicate and lightly balanced variations.

Turning the Historic Woods of Poplar Forest:
Turning mementos from the saved wood on Thomas Jefferson’s central Virginia estate, by Richard McGann.

Serpentine Pen Blanks:
Terry Quiram demonstrates an intricate and elegant design for pen blank turning.

The Ins and Outs of Craft Shows:
The essential information to help you make the most of your show experience and have fun doing it, by Art Majerus.

A Commemorative Project: Sonnenkugel (Solar Orb):
Glenn Lucas describes his approach to the planning and production of a complex and challenging project.

Philip Villatora, Kaua‘i Music Maker:
Self-taught woodturner Phil Villatora shares his love of the Polynesian culture through instrument making, performing, and teaching, by Sharon Doughtie.

‘Umeke Lā‘au: A Rich Hawaiian Tradition:
Sharon Doughtie shares a well-researched account of the historical uses and nuances of Hawaiian bowls, or ‘umeke lā‘au.

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