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AAW reaches out to the next generation

The American Association of Woodturners is offering free memberships to students.

“Now, for the first time, AAW is offering a new membership level geared toward students,” program director Linda Ferber said in a statement.

Instructors teaching woodturning to students aged 10 to 25 can receive a promotional code that provides students with a free AAW online membership.

Additionally, shop teachers at accredited secondary and post-secondary schools will receive complimentary registration for the AAW International Symposium.

“Exposure to turning today is likely to be through family or from attending a special event such as a regional or national symposium or a smaller event hosted by a craft organization, store, youth program, or local chapter. Without that exposure, they just don’t know about turning,” Ferber said. “Identifying ways that the AAW can help our members and teachers be comfortable reaching out to youth is crucial. Providing solid resources on how to teach, what to teach, and how to be safe can make all the difference.”

For details or to obtain a promotional code for qualified student memberships, visit

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