Southern Arizona Woodturners Association

The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association (SAZWA) is a club for woodturning enthusiasts throughout southern Arizona.

It is open to anyone who is interested in woodturning, whatever their level of experience or expertise.

Our mission is to foster a wider understanding and appreciation of woodturning as a traditional and contemporary craft and art form among the general public and all woodturners, whether hobbyist or professional.   We will do this by offering programs such as demonstrations and other presentations, conferences, seminars, exhibits, and more; a library of books, magazines, videotapes, and DVDs; and a regular opportunity to share ideas, questions, and advice with other turners.   Depending on member interest, we also hope to offer auctions and raffles of tools and wood, critique of works, opportunities for collective purchase of wood and supplies, even a mentoring program.

SAZWA is a chapter of the national organization the American Association of Woodturners.  SAZWA members are encouraged to also join AAW.

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The American Association of Woodturners (AAW) is an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of woodturning.

Like SAZWA, AAW is open to anyone who has an interest in woodturning.

Members of the AAW include all levels of woodturners, as well as institutions, collectors, and other people interested in our craft.

Membership in AAW connects you with a worldwide community of others interested in woodturning and includes a subscription to American Woodturner ("the most informative, and widely read woodturning publication in the world, packed with a wide array of articles focusing on everything from basic woodturning techniques and special projects, to innovative design ideas") and listing in and a copy of the annual AAW Resource Directory (join before January 1 to be listed in the next directory).

For more information, please visit the AAW web site or pick up a copy of American Woodturner at your local woodworking supply store.

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