Category Archives: Creative Woodwork

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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.


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 […]

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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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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The Perfect Video to Inspire Your Next Table Build!

Frank Strazza has a beautiful video on making an end table similar to the one featured at our Tools and Techniques show last month. We had the pleasure of hosting him three years ago. to see his video click here here

The Mary May Class was a Huge Success


Everyone carved a very nice looking ball and claw foot, as well as an acanthus leaf on the knee of a cabriole leg.  Mary is an upbeat and fun teacher who was able to take a very complex process and break it down into simple discrete steps.  If you didn’t take the class you sure missed out on a great learning experience. Here are some class pictures

ACWA at the Maker Faire Anchorage

 ACWA would like to thank the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation, Maker Space Anchorage, and the Loussac Library for letting us make some woodchips on a lovely, sunny Saturday afternoon. Mathew and Dohnn packed up some benches, tools, wood and nails and had a great time sharing our love of woodworking with kids and the young-at-heart. Marker Faires are a growing phenomenon throughout the country. Imagine a county fair for Hackers, DIYers, Artists, Craftspeople and Makers of all stripes. It is […]



  What is a Maker Faire? It is an exhibition dedicated to Makers; Makers being mostly of Do It Yourselfers. These are people who build in various media, such as wood, electronics, or metal. So consider yourself a Maker. Then check out this LINK This is a free event for exhibitors such as the ACWA. We hope to have the Scrollers, Carvers and Woodworkers represented, just as we do at the State Fair or Artistry in Wood. See our CALENDAR […]


How do you use this thing

So, Jeff has thrown in with his recently-complete re-saw a la Roubo. Jonathan completed his a month or so prior to Jeff. Which leaves Mathew*. How’s you saw coming along, Mathew? The aforementioned Jonathan has a blog you should check out HERE We think he should blog about his saw, which he has not. There is an update from early this year about a Moxon vice he built. I bet he’ll build another vice to hold his work when re-sawing with a […]