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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
The 2015 Carvers Meeting schedule can be found here. Please come join us.
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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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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If you missed the Woodworkers meeting tonight, Jonathan brought in the faceted wooden star pictured below for show and tell. Several folks expressed interest in making some and asked about a tutorial. This is a Paul Sellers project, and Paul has posted both a written tutorial as well as a YouTube Video. It is a very easy project that can be done with a minimum of tools. Give it a shot.
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Lowell K. the carpentry shop teacher at King Career Center recently asked ACWA if we would consider coming into the shop and doing some demonstrations for the students. Of course we accepted the invitation. Lowell really wanted to expose the student to other types of woodworking. Today Bill P. Dave J. Steve T, Dohnn, W and Jonathan S. spent four with the students. Dohnn and Bill turned bowls, Dave demonstrated biscuit joinery, Steve explained and demonstrated some of the basic […]