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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 June 2017 Issue


A Closer Look at Shear-Scraping: Done correctly, shear-scraping can “rub out” blemishes and tool marks plus reduce the amount of sanding needed, by Mike Mahoney.

A Ring-Accented Rim: When a typical inlaid groove isn’t enough, John Lovelady “floats” his design in epoxy.

Turning a Mistake Into an Opportunity (AKA, Plan B): Ever turn through the bottom of a bowl? Bob Patros shows how to turn this mishap into a design opportunity.

Multiaxis Disk Vase: After first mastering basic projects, Dennis Belcher explores a more challenging form, ripe for artistic expression.

Anyone Can Be a Collector: Consider yourself a collector if the pieces you have hold value and meaning for you personally, by Joe Seltzer.

A Bridge in Time: Reflections on Creative Evolution - Either working solo or in collaboration, the adrenaline rush of creative problem-solving is at the core of why Steve Loar makes things.

Ron Fleming: Immersed in Foliage - In a career full of adaptation and change, veteran artist Ron Fleming still seeks new creative possibilities, by David M. Fry.

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