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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 […]

Marking Knife Class


  You may register and pay for the class below. If you have questions about the class, you may submit them below, and someone will get in touch with you.  You do not need to fill out the form below as part of your registration. Click HERE to see how many seats are still open

Win This Bench!!! Only $20 per ticket!!!


Alaska Creative Woodworkers Split Top Roubo Workbench Raffle Drawing to be held 12pm Sunday March 13th, 2016 at the Woodshop In the Northway Mall. Need not be present to win. Only 200 tickets available. Ask club members for info/purchase. 2016 Fundraising Raffle permit #2475 see more pictures at http://www.galleryofwood.com/blog/the-acwa-workbench15

Sharpening 101


Monday February 29th 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.  Location TBD. We will cover basics of chisel and hand plane iron sharpening. Learn to use a honing guide as well as free hand. Bring a chisel or plane iron that you would like to sharpen. Class will be limited to ten people.  Contact Charles to sign up.

Anchorage Makerspace


LOOKING FOR SHOP SPACE, OR THE USE OF TOOLS YOU DON’T OWN? The Anchorage Makerspace is conveniently located in midtown just off Spenard road, behind the TapRoot bar (which has its own benefits!). A Makerspace is a shop space for artists, engineers, craftsman, DIY enthusiasts and the tech-curious. We have two 1500 sq.ft semi-industrial bays which are available to guests on Monday open days 6-8 pm, and to members 24/7. Membership is $100/month and comes with full and unrestricted access […]

Chisel Handle Turning Demo and Annual Elections – Tuesday January 26th


This  will be our annual election meeting. If you are a member or want to become one we need you there. This club is to benefit all of us by providing a platform and the resources to do what we love, Woodworking! Also Bill Poole is going to demonstrate how to turn a handle for our chisels. Hope to see everyone there

Viking Hall Carving Seminar


The Last Frontier Woodcarvers will again offer the Viking Hall Carving Seminar …….. March 12th starting at 9am and going until 4pm. Sign up at Artistry in Wood and pay the $25.00 fee.  Your spot will not be reserved until fee is made. Samples of the projects will be available at Artistry in Wood. Class size is limited so sign up early. Cindy

Holiday ornaments from the December meeting


A DISPLAY CASE FOR GRANDMOTHER’S DOLL


My wife’s grandmother was born around 1880.  Her doll was passed along to my wife, Franny, and, as near as we can guestimate, it dates back to about 1890, roughly 125 years ago.  We don’t know much about the doll except that my mother spruced up her dress about 40 years ago. It’s length is 32 inches and the skirt is 16 inches wide.  A  display case seemed in order if for no other reason than to keep the dust […]

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 […]