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


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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.

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Registration for the Peter Follansbee Classes is Open


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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


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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.

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Woodworking Demonstrations for King Career Center Students


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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 […]

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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 […]

ACWA Swap & Sell on the Website


Are you an ACWA member with woodworking tools or supplies to swap or sell?  We have just enabled a new website page that features free classified ads for members.  If you have some stuff to sell go ahead and place an ad.  The ads will be visible to everyone so you can reach a large audience.  If you are looking for used tools, lumber, or supplies please take a look at what your fellow members are selling. Please visit the […]

What Are You Making?


What Are You Making? Come to the Anchorage mini maker faire and find out. Click on the picture.    

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Saw Sharpening Class


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ACWA Will be sponsoring a saw (hand saw or back saw) sharpening class on Saturday September 20th 2014 in Anchorage. The class will be taught by Club Member Jonathan S. who has been sharpening his own saws for a number of years and presently has more than 50 in his shop. This will be a beginner level class so no saw sharpening experience is necessary. The cost of the class will be $20, and that includes lunch.   You can’t beat […]

The Chris Schwarz Classes were a Success


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We wrapped up the layout tools class on Saturday and build 14 Dutch Tool Chests on Sunday & Monday.  A good time was had by all. Don’t forget Chris will be speaking at the General Meeting Tuesday the 29th.  Please come join us. Here are a few pictures from the classes.   On a PC you can download pictures with a right mouse click and choose “save image as”. [Show as slideshow] 1234567►