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Router Inlay Class March 26th

Join us in a one-day class where you learn how to perform basic inlay techniques using a router and exacto knives.  There will be four designs to choose from including a leaf, an apple, and a few surprises.  Depending on your skill level and time management you will complete one or maybe all four designs.  Plan on bringing a piece of wood (optional) that you can use on a future project, such as box lid, table top, or a case […]

All day sharpening seminar

Sunday, February 12th.  9:00am – 4:00pm at Anchorage Well and Pump Bring any sharpening gear you have but don’t worry if you don’t, we have some to learn on. Class will be $25 and includes lunch. We will try to cover several types of sharpening from water and oil stones to power sharpening and grinding. Bring a stool to sit on if you would like and plan on leaving with a few very sharp plane irons and chisels. You must […]

13th Annual Woodturning Symposium

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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.  […]

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.