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 August 2021 issue

  • Turn a Carving Mallet: Practice spindle-turning skills while making this useful shop tool, with accompanying video, by Walt Wager.

  • Make a Timeless and Elegant Hourglass: Scott Belway shares all the steps and considerations for making this classic, functional item. Make one like Scott’s, or put your own spin on it.

  • Hollowing Through the Bottom: A hollow vessel with an impossibly small opening at the top (or no opening at all)? Wes Jones shows us how.

  • Lathe-Mounted Sharpening Station: Touching up your tools is just one step away. John Lucas describes how to make a simple and convenient disk-sander sharpening setup.

  • Beginning or Ending? A Turned Infinity Cube: An inventive and clever spindle-turning project, by Jim Duxbury.

  • Finding the Center: 2021 AAW Member Exhibition - Unique pieces made by AAW members in response to a central theme.

  • Creative Workholding Solution: Problem-solving at its best—Tom Grimm finds a way to preserve a burl’s natural beauty.

  • Michelle Holzapfel: 2021 POP Merit Award Recipient - Albert and Tina LeCoff pay tribute to Michelle Holzapfel, a groundbreaking, influential wood artist.





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