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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 […]

2X6 Challenge


How much wood could a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could only chuck a 2X6??? Build something out of a 2″X6″X8′ and have your project judged against your fellow club members projects. RULES Entry Fee is 10.00 payable at the December or January woodworkers meeting, or when you enter your completed project at Artistry in Wood in February. Participants must purchase their own construction grade 2″X6″X8′. Participants  may use up to 1 board for of additional wood of […]

2015 Alaska Woodturners Association Symposium


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Don’t Miss the 2015 Alaska Woodturners Association Symposium Held At which is located at 424 W. 54th Ave, Anchorage.  from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Featuring Every year our friends at AWA host a Woodturning Symposium where they present Master Turners with International or National status.  You do not have to be an experienced turner to gain education, tips, and skill building techniques from this event. For more information on the symposium please visit the AWA Website.

Artistry In Wood 2015


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Don’t miss the annual ACWA Artistry in Wood Exhibit.  February 25th to March 8th at the Northway Mall in Anchorage.  Click here for details.

2015 Carvers Meeting Schedule has been Posted.


The 2015 Carvers Meeting schedule can be found here.  Please come join us.

Check out what Peter Follansbee did with the yellow cedar we sent him!


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Since we don’t have oak trees, in Alaska, we are planning to use yellow cedar for the carved box class with Peter Follansbee.  Peter had never worked with yellow cedar so we sent him a few pieces to get his opinion as to whether it would be suitable.  You can read what he had to say on his blog.

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Registration for the Peter Follansbee Classes is Open


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ACWA will be hosting Peter Follansbee here in Anchorage for two class in April & May 2015.  The first class will be held on April 25 – 27, 2015 and we will be making a 17th century style carved box.  The second class will be green wood spoon carving and will be held May 1 & 2, 2015. Please check out the class descriptions and tool list. Registration is now open.   There has a lot of interest in these classes, […]

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