Founded 1989

A proud chapter of the American Association of Woodturners

Founded 1986

Upcoming dates:

To Do Before Next Meeting:
Download, review, and comment on the proposed Bylaw revisions. Post your comments on the AWA Google Group by addressing an email to woodturning

August 6, 2016
All-day demo by Stuart Batty in Tucson; 8am to 4pm. SW Arizona Woodturners Assn. is hosting Stuart at the Flowing Wells High School Auto Shop. Cost is $25; includes lunch. Let them know if you plan to attend, so they have a count on the number of lunches to order.

August 20, 2016
Monthly Meeting. Six concurrent mini-demonstrations; enough time to rotate to all demos.

September 17, 2016
Monthly Meeting. Pete Beschenbossel will demonstrate A Different Take on Segmenting.

October 15, 2016
Monthly Meeting. Ana Lappegard will demonstrate Finials and Christmas Ornaments.

Nov 12, 2016
Jimmy Clewes All-Day Demonstration in Sun City.

Nov 13, 14, 15, 16, 2016
Jimmy Clewes Hands-On Classes at Rockler.

December 17, 2016
Monthly Meeting: Holiday Party. Potluck Luncheon.

February 11 and 12, 2017
28th Woodcarving Show & Sale. Mesa Convention Center.

About the Arizona Woodturners Association

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Who we are:

The AWA is a proud chapter of the American Association of Woodturners, located in Phoenix, Arizona. We are dedicated to training, preserving and inspiring the art of woodturning. We encourage each of our members also to join the American Association of Woodturners.

We are excited about the recent revival of interest in woodturning. Artists who have been woodturning for some time have been passing on this art to people of all ages and genders. Tool manufacturers and turners have been coming out with a plethora of new tool designs and chucks to make turning easier for anyone. People's imaginations have shown the world that turning is a true and pure form of art.

Learn to turn:

If you ever thought about trying woodturning, we encourage you to contact a local turners association and locate their next meeting. It is generally agreed this is the best way to start this new fascination. It is also highly recommended to join the American Association of Woodturners. Be warned, wood turning it is very addicting. Whether you want to learn woodturning for relaxation or want to make a gallery piece, start with your local woodturning organization and sign up. The information you can gather there is second to none. Let the chips fly!

Important Note:

Please take the time to browse our web site, and in it you will find pictures of turnings, information on where and when we meet, and links to web sites of turners and woodturning tool manufactures. You are always welcome to contact us with any questions you may have and/or send us information that you think may be of interest to the members of our organization. Our association meets the third Saturday of each month at the Pyle Center in Tempe. The meetings are generally from 12:00pm to 4:00pm unless otherwise noted on our Meetings page. The address for the Pyle Center is:  655 East Southern Avenue, Tempe, Arizona  85282. Our meetings start off with an overview and update from the President and the Vice President and then on to the woodturning demo. We have been very fortunate to have many well-recognized turners doing demonstrations for us and we have some members who are known throughout the world as must-see demonstrators.


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