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2X6 Challenge

How much wood could a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could only chuck a 2X6??? Build something out of a 2″X6″X8′ and have your project judged against your fellow club members projects. RULES Entry Fee is 10.00 payable at the December or January woodworkers meeting, or when you enter your completed project at Artistry in Wood in February. Participants must purchase their own construction grade 2″X6″X8′. Participants  may use up to 1 board for of additional wood of […]

2015 Alaska Woodturners Association Symposium


Don’t Miss the 2015 Alaska Woodturners Association Symposium Held At which is located at 424 W. 54th Ave, Anchorage.  from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Featuring Every year our friends at AWA host a Woodturning Symposium where they present Master Turners with International or National status.  You do not have to be an experienced turner to gain education, tips, and skill building techniques from this event. For more information on the symposium please visit the AWA Website.

Artistry In Wood 2015


Don’t miss the annual ACWA Artistry in Wood Exhibit.  February 25th to March 8th at the Northway Mall in Anchorage.  Click here for details.

2015 Carvers Meeting Schedule has been Posted.

The 2015 Carvers Meeting schedule can be found here.  Please come join us.

Check out what Peter Follansbee did with the yellow cedar we sent him!


Since we don’t have oak trees, in Alaska, we are planning to use yellow cedar for the carved box class with Peter Follansbee.  Peter had never worked with yellow cedar so we sent him a few pieces to get his opinion as to whether it would be suitable.  You can read what he had to say on his blog.


Registration for the Peter Follansbee Classes is Open


ACWA will be hosting Peter Follansbee here in Anchorage for two class in April & May 2015.  The first class will be held on April 25 – 27, 2015 and we will be making a 17th century style carved box.  The second class will be green wood spoon carving and will be held May 1 & 2, 2015. Please check out the class descriptions and tool list. Registration is now open.   There has a lot of interest in these classes, […]

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Faceted Wooden Stars


If you missed the Woodworkers meeting tonight, Jonathan brought in the faceted wooden star pictured below for show and tell.  Several folks expressed interest in making some and asked about a tutorial.  This is a Paul Sellers project, and Paul has posted both a written tutorial as well as a YouTube Video. It is a very easy project that can be done with a minimum of tools.  Give it a shot.


Woodworking Demonstrations for King Career Center Students


Lowell K. the carpentry shop teacher at King Career Center recently asked ACWA if we would consider coming into the shop and doing some demonstrations for the students.  Of course we accepted the invitation.  Lowell really wanted to expose the student to other types of woodworking.  Today Bill P. Dave J. Steve T, Dohnn, W and Jonathan S. spent four with the students.  Dohnn and Bill turned bowls, Dave demonstrated biscuit joinery, Steve explained and demonstrated some of the basic […]

Peter Follansbee is Coming to Alaska

Alaska Creative Woodworkers Association is pleased to announce that we will be hosting Peter Follansbee in April 2015.  Peter is a joiner who worked at Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts for many years.  He makes reproductions of 17th-century joined furniture; boxes, chests, chairs, tables & more.  Peter’s work follows techniques and methods from the period, and all his work is done exclusively with hand-tools. Peter will be teaching a three-day class on making a reproduction of a 17th century carved box […]


Heritage School of Woodworking Special Offer for ACWA Members

We were recently contacted by the good folks at the Heritage School of Woodworking in Waco Texas.  Some of you may remember when Instructor Frank Strazza came to Anchorage to teach a class for us.  Frank and the good folks at Heritage School of Woodworking would like to offer all ACWA members a special on their new high quality, HD online woodworking courses. Here is a message from Frank “I have been hard at work with a top notch filming […]