I just got the word from our club President that the ACWA will host Christopher Schwarz, previous editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine, workbench builder extraordinaire, hand tool guru, builder of the Anarchists Tool Chest, and founder of lost Art Press for a weekend woodworking class next year. Although we have not decided on the class yet, Chris has scheduled the weekend of April 26 & 27, 2014 to come to Anchorage. We are looking forward to learning from you Chris. [...]
Hi Folks, The woodwokrers will once again be holding a fundraising canoe raffle, thanks to ACWA Member and canoe builder extraordinaire John L. We will have the canoe at the Anchors Away Boat Show February 7 -10th and will be selling raffle tickets. We are looking for members to volunteer to staff the booth and sell tickets. As a volunteer, you will receive free admission to the show. Please plan on volunteering for a few hours. If you are interested, [...]
The class was a success. Thanks to Dale, who is the organizer of Makerspace Anchorage. He got us the venue at the Municipal Permit Office. Thanks to the Makerspace for all the enthusiastic participants. It would have been a small class in a big room without their participation. We had five ACWA members and ten Makers. Make that eleven, one is not pictured here. We covered two topics: How to optimize your model for printing and how to build custom [...]
Anyone interested in building a Krenov style smoothing plane? We have one spot open in the upcoming class. The class will be held on February 9th and 10, and the cost will be a $75 materials fee. We will be building small smoothing planes with using 1&3/4″ Hock irons. The class is full as of 2/6/13. A big thanks to ACWA member Greg M. for donating the maple, to Dohnn W. for helping me to mill it all, and to [...]
Here is the stock for the Krenov style planes we will build in the upcoming ACWA member led class. Come to this months meeting for details and to sign up for the class. The stock was kindly donated by ACWA club member Greg M. We will be following the methods outline by David Finck.
Mathew is presenting another SketchUp Class. Details are on the calendar. Click here.
9th Annual Alaska Woodturners Association Symposium Open to the Public! Symposium will be held at Hardware Specialties, Inc. 424 W. 54th Ave, in Anchorage on January 26th & 27th , 2013 Featured Demonstrators for more info, check out the wood turners’ page by clicking here
I went over to Dohnn’s the other day and took a closer look at his portable workbench. I snapped some closeups and he and I put a tape measure to it so that I could render it in Sketch Up. I will be posting the complete plans in the members only section of our website. To see the plans, click here. Enjoy, Mathew
The ACWA held its first annual Holiday potluck and tool swap on Saturday December 8th. It was a smashing success and a good time was had by all. The carvers cooked and carved up a couple of hams and turkeys. I’m not sure who made the smoked turkey, but it was fabulous. Of course Cindy’s pecan pie squares were a hit too! Thanks to everyone who brought food. There were six of us selling tools, mostly hand tools, but there [...]