Why join the AAW?

Plain and simple, you are enthusiastic about woodturning.

An AAW membership offers you access to the single largest portfolio of high-quality educational woodturning resources available in the world. Membership is the fastest way to learn and enhance your woodturning expertise.


An AAW membership can help you:

  • Experience the remarkable world of woodturning. 
  • Connect with others who share your passion.  
  • Be an active and knowledgeable member of the woodturning community.
  • Make a commitment to your own personal and creative development. 
  • Express your dedication to preserving woodturning for future generations.


With an AAW membership you have access to:

  • 3,000+ online projects, articles, videos, and tips are in AAW’s Explore! search tool. Get the best project instructions, technique guidelines, and information in just a few simple clicks. Easily searchable by topic and includes all interest areas.

  • 12,000+ images of member work are in AAW’s Forum gallery online. Get inspiration, ideas, and feedback simply. Connect with woodturning enthusiasts using this member-moderated virtual community.

  • 475+ online videos are quickly searchable by topic in AAW’s Video Source. Avoid the frustration of searching YouTube. Get relevant woodturning videos in just a few clicks. All videos are prescreened by the AAW for quality content and safety.

  • 150+ issues of American Woodturner are online with a searchable index.

  • 38+ issues of Woodturning FUNdamentals publication and the Woodturning FUNdamentals online learning portal offer one-stop basics. Helps newer turners build and expand their woodturning knowledge and skills safely with a curated selection of information, projects, tips, and videos.

  • 365 affiliated chapters are all easily searchable in our directories. Find a chapter near you fast. Also, search for symposia, demonstrations, exhibitions, events, organizations, and schools, and more, quickly and easily.