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Violin Repair

At the January 2013 ACWA meeting, member and luthier Rick F, gave a presentation on violin repair.  We had some technical difficulties, and were unable to show the video that he and Mathew prepared.  We have uploaded that video to our webiste, and you may view it here. Please note that you must be an ACWA member and be logged into the website to view the video.  If you are not a member, please visit our membership page, we would […]

2014 ACWA Election Results

The Alaska Creative Woodworkers Association held its annual officer election at the January business meeting. This year’s election was unique because nobody had been nominated for secretary before the business meeting.  I asked the membership present that evening for nominations from the floor for any of the positions.  None were received.  Next, I asked all of the nominees to come forward to introduce themselves.  I asked the nominees if anyone would like to volunteer to run for secretary.  Nobody volunteered. […]

Chris Schwarz Classes in Anchorage – April 2014

Chris Schwarz

ACWA will be sponsoring Chris Schwarz for two woodworking classes here in Anchorage in April 2014.   Class descriptions and registration information are below. Christopher Schwarz is a long-time woodworker and writer who has spent the last 15 years encouraging woodworkers to embrace more handwork in their shops. He built his first workbench when he was 11 and was introduced to handwork when his family built its first house on an Arkansas farm without electricity.   After formal training as a […]

Enchanted Forest Art Show

“ENCHANTED FOREST” A Group Art Show Curated by Gary Freeman   Click on the photo below to see a short promo video.   click below to be directed to the turners site:

Alaska Woodturners Association – Woodturning Symposium


The AWA 2014 Symposium will be held at Hardware Specialties, Inc located at 424 W. 54th Ave, in Anchorage on January 25th and 26th, 2014 Featured Turners are: Dixie Biggs – see her work at here Jason Breach – see his work here Local Turners include Del LaRue and Bill Poole Every year the AWA hosts an annual woodturning symposium where we present Master Turners with International or National status.  You do not have to be an experienced turner to gain […]

The Perfect Video to Inspire Your Next Table Build!

Frank Strazza has a beautiful video on making an end table similar to the one featured at our Tools and Techniques show last month. We had the pleasure of hosting him three years ago. to see his video click here here


A Knife with Legend

A KNIFE WITH LEGEND By John Smith The search for the perfect knife often takes on quest-like proportions. But are we chasing myth or reality? The myth of the perfect knife plays a role in carving lore similar to that of the sword Excalibur in the legend of King Arthur’s Camelot. The idea is that once we find the right knife, the rest will take care of itself. We will suddenly begin to carve the wood, now breathing with life […]

Only a Journalist | Lost Art Press

Only a Journalist | Lost Art Press. If you are not familiar with Christopher Schwarz’s Blog, Lost Art Press, you might want to check it out.  ACWA will be hosting Chris here in Anchorage for a couple of classes over the weekend of April 25-27, 2013. Class and registration details to follow.

2013/2014 Woodworkers Meeting Schedule

At last the much-anticipated ACWA woodworkers meeting schedule has been released.  Please take note that we will now be meeting on Tuesday evenings rather than Mondays.  Mondays are a popular night at the Anchorage museum, and we were having scheduling issues.  Mark your calendars, you wont want to miss any of these exciting events. Alaska Creative Woodworkers 2013 -2014 September 24 — Timber Framing with Josh Leatherman www.timberframingalaska.com 7pm – Anchorage Museum October 25 & 26 — Tools & Techniques […]