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 2021 issue

  • Turn Your First Bowl: A No-Chuck, No-Gouge Approach - If you are new to turning and not yet “rubbing the bevel,” Scott Belway offers a simpler approach.

  • Make a Hollow Sphere Ornament - A lovely holiday ornament, not to mention a great skill-building project—with an accompanying video, by Walt Wager.

  • Inlaid Sphere Ornament - A fun variation on the hollow sphere ornament, by Rick Fox.

  • Split-Turned Candy Ornament - Split-turning is simple and has many uses. Here’s a fun one for the festive season, by John E. Brady.

  • Ripples Become a Tsunami: The 2021 Virtual WIT eXchange - A review of this year’s Women in Turning collaborative event, by Linda Ferber and Marie Anderson.
  • The Art of Wood: A New Zealand Exhibition - An online exhibition of turned works organized by New Zealand’s National Association of Woodworkers, by Trefor Roberts.

  • Kip Christensen: A Life Dedicated to Helping Others - A teacher, demonstrator, ambassador for the craft — not to mention a fine maker in his own right, Kip Christensen in profile, by Terry Martin.

  • Student Turning Talent Recognized: 2021 Turning to the Future - Creative works by student turners were once again on display at the 2021 AWFSFair® in Las Vegas, by Tib Shaw.

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