American Woodturner

Journal of the American Association of Woodturners

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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 April 2024 Issue:

  • Elegant Lidded Box with Finial - Janice Levi shares how she makes this lovely project, great for practicing both hollowing and spindle-turning skills.
  • Timeless Spindle Exercises Boost Your Skills - When teaching spindle-turning courses for fellow club members, Rick Rich uses century-old instruction manuals, which are still relevant and useful to today’s turners.
  • Make a Split-Turned Frame - Split-turning is a lathe technique with many possible uses. Educator Janine Wang shows how she uses it to make eye-catching picture frames.
  • Story of a Sculpture: The Making of Musique des Sphères - French turner and sculptor Alain Mailland describes how he created a special work of art to honor a historical piece of wood.

  • Experiencing Form: Phil Brown and the Museum’s Residency Artist Alumni - Following Phil Brown’s death in 2018, alumni from the residency program at the Museum for Art in Wood were invited to complete some of Phil’s unfinished work in their own style, by Alex Bradley.
  • The Bill Luce Collaboration Project - Following Bill Luce’s death in 2022, select woodturning artists from around the world were invited to complete some of Bill’s unfinished pieces in their own style. A sampling of these works is presented, introduction by Malcolm Zander.
  • Frank and Elizabeth Amigo: 2024 AAW Honorary Lifetime Members - Enthusiastic ambassadors who “spread the gospel of woodturning wherever they went,” the Amigos are well deserving of this special AAW honor, by Al Hockenbery.
  • Charles Farrar: A Turner for All Seasons - Virginian Charles Farrar may not be on your radar, but he should be. An illustrious career sheds light on the multifaceted power of woodturning, by Steve Forrest

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