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 we can and it is safe to do so, meetings are currently scheduled to be remote demonstrations via Zoom.  Information for connecting with Zoom will be emailed prior to each meeting.

Turning Southern Style Status

2021: Turning Southern Style 2021 has been canceled.
2022: There will not be a Turning Southern Style Symposium for 2022.  The 2022 annual symposium for the American Association of Woodturners will be held from June 23 to 26, 2022  just up the road in Chattanooga, TN.

GAW members are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to attend that international symposium.


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 currently meet online the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 P.M.

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