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Shaker Box Making Class


Join the Alaska Creative Woodworkers on January 7 and 8 as we build a set of five nesting oval Shaker boxes.  Don Faulkenbury will be teaching this very popular class.  We will be steam bending the box bands out of cherry and the lid panels will be birdseye maple.  The boxes will be fastened using copper tacks.  This will be a great class for woodworkers of all skill levels.  You must be an ACWA member to participate in the class.  […]

Hand Saw Making Class


ACWA Will be sponsoring a hand saw making class at the end of October. We Will be making 22″ panel saws.  We will start with a pre-cut 1095 spring steel plate, that we will tooth on a Foley re-toother.  We will than use brass split nuts to attach our walnut handles.  The class will not cover sharpening, but you will go home with a nice hand saw!  All materials will be provided.  If you want to supply your own wood […]

September Meetings


In case you missed it in the Wood Chip, the Woodworkers are now meeting the second Tuesday of the month.  Please come join us on 9/13 at the Anchorage Museum at 7pm.  We will be meeting in the Reynolds room.  Use the old entrance by the funky red sculpture.  If the doors are locked, ring the buzzer to the right of the door, security will open them.    We will be discussing shop safety, and showing a 1 hour shop […]

ACWA Holiday Meeting


The ACWA Holiday meeting will be Tuesday December 15th. The theme will be Holiday Ornaments and Musical Instruments. Bring your shop made wooden holiday ornaments and musical instruments. The best ornament and best instrument will each win a $25 gift certificate to Hardware Specialties. For those of you participating in the carving club egg carving contest, the best carving will also win a $25 gift certificate to Hardware Specialties. The meeting will be at 7pm at the Anchorage Museum (625 C […]

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.

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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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