American Woodturner

The award-winning American Woodturner journal is a premier benefit of membership in the AAW. Published bimonthly, it offers inspiration, education, information, and organization to members of the woodturning community and those who aspire to turn wood. The publication serves amateur and professional woodturners, broadly ranging in age, skill level, and interests, and seeks to attract more youth and women members. Its content encompasses all woodturning-related information, and includes instructional material, feature stories, process articles, artist retrospectives, and profiles of innovative turners.

Features Inside the February 2021 issue

  • Functional Vase From a Board: Dennis Belcher offers a way to make a beautiful vase from a single board—no hollowing required.

  • Clean Your Shop! Having dealt with many workshops of turners who passed away and left behind an unorganized mess, Dale Larson offers some valuable advice.

  • “Twisted” Napkin Ring/Tea Light Set: This straightforward multiaxis technique results in a “twisted” spindle useful for many projects, by Andrew Kuby.

  • Turn a Ship’s Wheel Clock: Using spindle-turning and segmenting methods, Ted Heuer builds a wall clock suitable for any lover of the high seas.

  • Turn a Segmented Stave Bowl: Gary Miller explores a different take on stave construction, to beautiful effect.

  • Clean and Efficient Turning Station: A purpose-built turning station eases clean-up and organization, by Dean Humphrey.

  • Dolls for Play and Healing: Creatively turned and embellished dolls bring fun to children’s play and meaning in therapy, by Ernie Newman.

  • Working With the Wood: The story of a turned hollow form offers valuable lessons, Terry Martin.

  • What Else Can a Spindle Be? The Playful Creativity of Michael Hosaluk: The remarkable history and unabashed aesthetic of a beloved woodturning artist, by Betty J. Scarpino.






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