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 June 2022 issue

  • Getting Started in Wearable Rings – Part 2 - In this follow-up article, Kurt Hertzog explores some of the “next step” tools and materials available for the ring turner, including ring cores and workholding mandrels.

  • Getting Started in Casting - Want to try your hand at casting turning blanks? John Underhill and Mark Dreyer provide an overview of the available materials and techniques to get you going.

  • Gallery of Cast-and-Turned Work - A photo gallery meant to inspire further exploration of resin casting.

  • A Table Saw Sled for Precision-Cut Staves - Expanding on Jerry Bennett’s Wedgie Sled, Dan Swaim shows how the jig can be modified to cut accurate staves.

  • Segmented Turning Today: A Remarkable Evolution - Segmenting is a fascinating specialty within the woodturning world. Al Miotke looks back on some of the influential people and techniques that got us where we are today.
  • Guidelines for a Successful Critique - Chapter meetings and symposia offer opportunities to give and receive feedback on our work, but it can be a tricky proposition. Keith Welsh, Jim Christiansen, and David Buskell offer suggestions for making it go well.

  • Artistry in Wood Returns to Museum of Sonoma County - A long-standing wood art exhibition returns to an in-person presence, by Steve Forrest.

  • Michael Peterson: 2022 POP Merit Award Recipient - Experts in the field comment on the work and career of this remarkable wood artist upon his receipt of this prestigious award.

  • The Space Between: 2022 POP Exhibition and Auction - A sampling of works from this year’s themed POP exhibition, by Tib Shaw.

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