GAW COVID-19 Status

As of 09/14/2020

The Georgia Association of Woodturners in person meetings are suspended until further notice. While we hope to resume in-person meetings as soon as practical, meetings through March of 2021 are currently scheduled to be remote demonstrations.


The Georgia Association of Woodturners (GAW) is a 501(c)3, nonprofit organization and a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners, dedicated to providing education, information and organization to those interested in woodturning. GAW services those in the metro-Atlanta area. We meet on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 the Georgia Tech Architectural Digital Fabrication Lab at 676 Marietta St., Atlanta GA. Map. Meetings are open to all. See the Calendar page for details about our scheduled meetings and other events.

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Chain Saw Cutting Bench

I had been thinking about building a chain saw bench for some time, and last October, when I watched the AAW video featuring David Ellsworth, he discussed the one he uses. I thought it looked like a useful design and I decided to create my verison of it. His design appeared to be made primarily