Author Archives: Jonathan

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 […]

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 […]

Saw Sharpening Class

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

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►        

ACWA General Meeting with Christopher Schwarz – April 29th

The Alaska Creative Woodworkers Association is proud to announce that the world renown woodworking author, publisher and hand tool expert Christopher Schwarz is coming to Anchorage. Chris will be making a presentation on Workbenches, from ancient Egypt to the present day at the April ACWA monthly meeting.  The presentation will be Tuesday April 29th, in the south classroom at the Anchorage Museum (625 C St, Anchorage), beginning with a meet and greet at 6:30pm and is open to the public.  Please […]

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Lie-Nielsen Workbench Raffle Winner

Congratulations to ACWA member Perry C. who won the Lie-Nielsen Workbench.  Thanks to everyone who bought tickets.  

Artistry in Wood 2014

If you haven’t visited the Artistry in Wood show yet, you really should head on over to the Northway Mall.  Some of Alaska’s best woodwork, carving, scroll saw work, and turnings are on display.  The Anchorage Daily News ran a nice story today on the show and there was a big crowd there today. When you see “Ms. Artistry in Wood” Cindy M. give her a big thank you for 10 years of organizing the event and then chant “4 more […]