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 October 2020 issue

  • Basic Stave Construction for the Lathe - Learning the basics of stave construction opens the door to lots of creative lathe projects, by Bill Wells.

  • Barely There Twig Pots - Paul Russell shows how he makes rustic vases for displaying dry twigs and flowers, sometimes cutting through more air than wood.

  • Elegant Two-Piece Urn - Kurt Hertzog shows how to turn a traditional-shaped urn, without the traditional hollowing process.

  • Weaving Basketry into Woodturning - Incorporating basketry in a turned vessel is a natural fit, by Janine Wang.
  • Shoulder Issues and the Woodturner - Dr. Rich Foa helps us understand shoulder pain and weakness, and how it can affect our time at the lathe. Sidebar article on ways woodturners can mitigate shoulder issues, by Robin McIntyre.

  • Intersecting Talents: The Making of Paradox - Terry Martin recounts the unfolding of a remarkable collaboration.

  • Howard Lewin: A Pioneer in Profile - Mike Mahoney pays tribute to one of his early inspirations in woodturning.



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