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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 August 2019 issue


A Primer for Drilling on the Lathe
Dennis Belcher explains the basics of this frequently overlooked turning operation.

Lathe Drilling Jig
Build your own shopmade adjustable holding jig that’s stable and secure, by Michael Hamilton-Clark.

A Better Index-Locking Pin
A spring-loaded index-locking pin that allows fast and precise set-up, by John Lucas.

Turn a Toothpick Holder
A project that offers room to explore a variety of sizes, wood species, shapes, and finishes, by Dennis Belcher.

Simple and Useful Split-Turned Spoons
The design is simple, and the process becomes clear when David Springett explains it step by step.

Kit Project: Turn Your Own Travel Mug
Start with a kit, then personalize it to make it distinctively yours, by Kurt Hertzog.

Abundant Imagination: A Case Study in Fostering Creativity
By viewing creativity as an open approach to problem-solving, you can see its many forms—and the range of our own potential, by Lynne Yamaguchi.

The Ray Key Collaboration Project
After Ray Key’s death, renowned woodturners from five continents joined to complete Ray’s partly turned work in their own style, by Paul Hannaby.

Sculpting Success: The Evolving Career of Benoît Averly
Some of his longest days in the workshop happen when he’s happily exploring new ideas, by Richard Raffan.


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