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13th Annual Woodturning Symposium


For more information see http://www.akwoodturners.org/

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.  […]

Build “A Box in a Box” Class


ACWA will be hosting a Build a “Box in a Box” class on Sunday December 11th.  We will be building a small box with an unhinged lid that holds a small sliding box inside with a flocked interior. This will make a great Holiday gift.  Students will use a mix of power and hand tools to build their box.  Tuition for the class will be $50 which includes materials.   You must be an ACWA member to participate in the class.  […]

Beverage Tote Class


Join us November 19th for a fun project for all skill levels.  We will be building a beverage tote that could be also used as a garden tote or tool carrier.  All materials will be provided, including a choice of nickel or black bottle opener.  The tote will be assembled using diamond head cut nails.  Tony will demonstrate a torch finish or you can add your own finish at home.  This project could be a nice holiday gift. You must […]

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 […]

Last Frontier Wood Carvers season is starting


Folks – It’s time to kick off the carving season again!  The Last Frontier Woodcarvers will meet thisSaturday, 9/10, from 10-3 at the Anchorage church of Christ building at 2700 Debar Road.  Bring a carving project and a lunch, and let’s make a day of it!  See you there. Gary and Donna

April meeting cancelled


The April 26th Woodworkers meeting at the Anchorage Museum has been cancelled.  Our scheduled presenter is unable to make it, and we were not able to put another program together. Have a great summer and see you in the fall.

Festool Demo Days 2016


March Meeting


  A Reminder that the Woodworkers meeting will be March 29th at the Anchorage Museum, 7-9pm. We will have a show and tell of some of the winning projects from Artistry in wood as well as a white elephant tool swap. Tools for the swap should be limited to a $20 value and be functional. Tools need to be wrapped or concealed in a bag or box. The basic rules are as follows: Numbers will be drawn to to determine the […]