Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



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Galleries - Meeting Galleries - May 2005


Our Spring Retreat was a huge success thanks to many volunteers who unselfishly contributed time, effort and sizable talent! Special thanks to Greg Gonsalves who lined up great session leaders, Reggie Keith who lined up all the lathes, Bill Berry for organizing the best raffle we've ever had and to Jonathan Bartz who coordinated setup and tear down.   

Thanks also to the session leaders who skillfully and patiently shared their knowledge and to Linda Box and the "kitchen gang" for all the good things to eat.  Session leaders and their topics can be viewed here (pg. 4).

Here are pictures from the two-day event.

Thin Green Bowl Session

Hat Turning Session . . . . . . . . . .  and modeling (!)             Chain Saw Safety Demo

Mentoring and Self-directed Practice Session

Photography Session          Goblet Turning Session                                                            Inlay Session

Tool Sharpening Session                                                          Christmas Ornament Session

Tool Handle Session                                                                  Thin-stemmed Turning Session

Incoming/Outgoing Presidents . . . . and Treasurers                    2005 Luna Ford Award Recipient, Don Fluker

Scenes from the Retreat  (Raffle ticket mania; Library's new format (DVD); Sampling of participant's work)

 photography by Dale Barrack and Jack Hanley