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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 2017 Issue


The Scales and Chords of Spindle Turning
Practice makes perfect when mastering the fundamentals, by Kip Christensen.

Inset Bottle Opener
A project to pry the top off your imagination, by Rick O’Ryan.

Bulletproof Pen Finishes
The rigors of hard use require just the right finish. Kurt Hertzog shows us how.

Turn a Better Mallet
Elegant, resilient, and very handy; take a whack at turning this immensely useful tool, by Janet A. Collins.

Metal Accent Ring Done Right
Bill Ooms outlines metal handling techniques that accommodate the shrink-swell capacity of wood.

Through the Eyes of Another
In spite of worsening eyesight, Jim Nickless found a way to stay focused on turning.

Turn a Half-Moon Purse
Step outside the box with Janice Levi as she shows us how to create a beautiful piece of wearable art.

Drawn to Form: Multiaxis Hollow Forms
Ian Stewart demonstrates his process of multiaxis turning with a lidded box form.

Discarded Wood Reveals Inspiring History

Repurposing waste maple from a Pittsburgh landmark, by Leslie Struthers.

Bits and Pieces–Impressions from the 5th Segmenting Symposium
A showcase for turners pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with wood, by Jerry Bennett.

Tooling Around Sheffield
With a little help from his friends, Steve Forrest visits the Robert Sorby tool plant.

Janet Collins—Turner, Furniture Maker, Educator
Doyenne of woodworking, Janet Collins has grown from an uncertain beginner to an accomplished maker and respected mentor, by John Kelsey.


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