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The award-winning American Woodturner journal is a premier benefit of membership in the AAW.  Published bimonthly, it is dedicated to providing education, information, and organization to those interested in woodturning.



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Inside the February 2019 issue



A Unique Seaside Commission: Chris Grace describes the challenges involved in turning an intricate architectural embellishment.

Sanding with a Lubricant: When you’re tired of breathing sanding dust or you want a silky-smooth finish, wet-sanding may be just the thing, by Mike Peace.

Turning an Earring Stand: A great project that lets you practice spindle cuts and fine detail turning, by Kip Christensen.

A Multiaxis Bowl with Handles: An innovative turning project that uses multiple axes to interesting and useful effect, by Louis Boucher.

A Peek into Some Pro Shops: Take a tour of four professional woodturning shops, with accompanying video, by Kurt Hertzog.

A Weighted Shopmade Mallet: Make a custom mallet that feels natural in your hand, for when you need just the perfect tap, by Tim Heil.

U-“Turning” My Way Across America: Social media and a meandering road trip immerse Cheryl Lewis in a welcoming community of turners.

Uproarious Reciprocation-The 2018 Women in Turning eXchange: Building confidence, exploring creativity, and expanding skills—all while having fun, by Lynne Yamaguchi and Kathleen Frey Duncan.

Looking Ahead-Kailee Bosch: One of a new generation of artists and makers poised to invigorate the future of turning, by Michael McMillan.


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