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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 2018 issue



Forgiving Shopmade Collet Chuck: A custom-built collet chuck made from tough, flexible polyethylene plastic, by Carl Ford.

Spindle-Turned Pencil Box:
Inspired by a common writing instrument, Beth Ireland demonstrates how to create an uncommon, playful box.

Spray-Painted Raindrop Effect:
Dave Buchholz demonstrates techniques to achieve realistic water droplet surface patterns for a unique design embellishment.

Double-Offset Bread Knife:
No matter how you slice it, Paul Coppinger demonstrates a project that’ll please any baker.

Turn an Elegant Neck Torque:
Modern techniques make this ancient and sophisticated jewelry style possible in wood, by David Springett.

Helpful Tips for Marbling on Wood:
Walter Wager shows us how to apply a centuries-old technique to achieve stunning patterns on wood.

Coming Full Circle: The Inspiring Career of Cheryl Samuel - Challenged by a stroke, an accomplished artist, teacher, and turner comes back strong, by Phil Cottell.

Turnabout – Women at the Lathe:
More than 25 talented artists expose a new generation of women to the possibility of working in wood, by Sharon Doughtie.


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