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 December 2020 issue

  • Turn an Umbrella Ornament - Light and airy, this ornament is great for practicing both spindle- and bowl-turning skills, by Kurt Wolff-Klammer.

  • Make a Zigzag-Routed Ornament - John Lucas builds on a prior article, “Using a Router at the Lathe,” to offer even more creative possibilities.

  • Nested Sibling Bowls - Not identical but definitely related, this nested set offers an alternative to coring large blanks, by Robin Dustin.

  • A Closer Look at Colorants: Choose Pens and Markers Carefully - Carol Hall offers expert guidance on choosing art materials that will stand the test of time.

  • The BB Stave System: Exploring a New Approach - Ted Beebe shares a serendipitous discovery that led him to new and different stave construction.
  • Shopmade Handle for Double-Ended Tools - A simple yet clever DIY approach to securely handling double-ended tools, by John Kelsey.

  • Stained Glass Porthole Bowl - Wes Jones offers a method of seamlessly embedding stained glass into the rim of a bowl.

  • Turning Chocolate: Innovations of a Pastry Chef - Professional pastry chef Steve Day employs a lathe in his day job, by Scott Talbott Smith.

  • Donna Zils Banfield: Attorney Turned Woodturner - She left her legal practice to pursue woodturning—and never looked back, by Peg Lopata.

  • French-Cleat PVC Tool Holder - A simple yet time-tested rack for keeping your turning tools organized, by Doug Stowe.




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