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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 August 2016 Issue


    Graceful and Versatile Stands - A project that highlights precision and detail in faceplate and spindle turning, by Chris Grace.

    Build Your Skills and Train Your Eye by Turning a Sphere - Kip Christensen shows how turning a sphere can teach you a thing or two.

    Make Your Own Soft Jaws - Works like a four-jaw chuck, but without tool marks, by Bill Ooms.

    Segments with Sketch Up - A simple and powerful tool to visualize your work in three dimensions, by David Heim.

    Twisted Boxes on a Shopmade Jig - A new twist for the surface detail on turned and lidded boxes, by David Springett.

    Turning Multiaxis Pad-Foot Legs - Russ Coker demonstrates the techniques for turning legs in this classic style.

    Tidewater Turners of Virginia: Portrait of an Active Chapter - Demos, tutorials, teaching, and Myron Curtis energize the club, by David Heim.

    Balloon Assist for Filling Voids - Turning imperfections into assets with some ingenuity and hot air, by Peter M. Smith.

    Scaling K2: Keith Gotschall - Versatility, pride in the process, and excellent shop skills let him create whatever his clients or personal muse might summon, by David M. Fry.


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