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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 2016 Issue



    Turn a Pencil-Stub Holder - A practical project that will improve your spindle turning skills, by Michael Hamilton-Clark.

    Inside-Out Turning Made Easy - James L. Pruitt demonstrates a shopmade reversing jig that eliminates the need for temporary glue-ups.

    A Beginner’s Shopping List: Turning Tools and Sharpening Gear - From the perspective of years at the lathe, Walt Wager provides some good advice for new woodturners.

    Tuning Up a Bench Grinder - Give your turning tools a better edge by adopting Don Geiger’s easy maintenance process.

    Put Some Spring in Your Toys - Sometimes wobble is the perfect thing, by Richard Dlugo.

    Blast-Carving - Have a blast creating precise and highly detailed designs that lend expression to your work, by Al Hockenbery.

    An Artist’s Progress: Advice from a Master - The more Frank Sudol learned, the better he did. And so it will be with you, by Tib Shaw.

    Half ‘n’ Half: Split-Turned Forms that Fit Together - With David Springett’s guidance, wrap your mind around this great skill-building project.

    Custom Lathe Accessories from a 3D Printer -  Use your computer skills to build made-to-measure tools tailored to the piece you’re working on, by Henry Doolittle.

    Tech Ed Project Links Old and New - Industrial technology meets the computer age, by Luke Ferland.

    Nurture via Nature: The Blossoming of Dixie Biggs - A lifelong appreciation of the natural world is clearly evident in the graceful organic themes in her work, by Michael McMillan.


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