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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 […]

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


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


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.