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 2019 issue

Evolution of the Side-Grind Gouge
David Ellsworth explains the history behind the development of the tool and offers tips on its use.

The Basics of Workholding
With safety in mind, Dennis Belcher expertly guides you through a maze of holding methods.

Skill-Building Project: Turn a Beehive Ornament
Celebrate honeybees and other pollinators with this easy-to-make holiday project, by Walt Wager.

The Airbrush Demystified
Learn how to add airbrushing to your array of creative techniques with this overview and accompanying video, by Joe Fleming. A gallery of airbrushed works follows.

Young Turning Talent Recognized
2019 Turning to the Future: The future is now. A showcase of work by high school and post-secondary students in wood-related programs, by Tib Shaw.

Fifty-Eight Generations of Woodturners
For more than a thousand years, woodturners have practiced the craft throughout Japan, by Terry Martin.

Peter Bloch: Explorer in Woodturning
Guided by his own inner light, Peter blazes a luminous woodturning trail, by Peg Lopata.


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