Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



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April 2006 Meeting Gallery

April was our annual picnic and our first ever "Weird Turnings" contest.  Since most everyone
was intent on winning Weird ribbons, there were fewer entries in our regular categories.  Weird or not,
the camaraderie was great and the food plentiful.  See pictures of the gathering at the bottom of the page.

Best of Show (The best of the best of the best . . . in the case, in the Weird Category!)
Best of Show
Jerry Bennett
Asian Burl Hollow Form w Holly Legs
13"W x 11"H
Title: "Agony of de Feet"

Advanced Category
(Items made from one piece of wood by advanced turners)
1st Place
Brian Laing
Curly Ash Bowl
11"W x 2"H
2nd Place
Luna Ford
Apple Open Hollow
5"W x 3-1/2"H

3rd Place
Bill Tilson

Walnut Hollow
7"W x 6-1/2"H

Honorable Mention
Gene Bradley
Elm Vase
4"W x 12"H

Enhanced Category (Items that incorporate embellishment of the item by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Bill Tilson
Natural Edge
  Mesquite Box
"W x 5"H

(No picture available)

2nd Place
Jim Keller
Pecan Sculpture
Size not available
3rd Place
Gary Rock

Sweetgum Lidded
  Vessel w finial
Honorable Mention
Bill Lewis
Bottle Stoppers
Approx. 4"H each

Segmented Category (Items made from more than one piece of wood by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Clyde Collier
Mesquite, Walnut &
  Bloodwood Sphere

Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
1st Place
Dave Barziza
Mesquite Hollow
6"W x 5"H

Beginner Category (Items made by beginning turners)

(No picture available)

1st Place
John Van Domelen
Spalted Hickory
  Flower Vase
Size not available
2nd Place
John Van Domelen
Prima Vera Flower
3-1/2"W x 2-1/2"H

WEird CAtegoRy (Items made by turners of all levels of sanity...)
1st Place
Brain Laing
Mesquite Slab w
  Dream Catcher
15"W x 18"H
2nd Place
Bill Tilson & Luna  Ford
( a collaboration)

Walnut Open
 Vessel w Small
 Vase Inside
5"W x 4"H
3rd Place
Tom Orton

2"W x 3"H
Honorable Mention
Stacey Hager

3"W x 3"H


A few of the many other items brought to the March meeting

 gallery photography by Jeff Schrader

  Kendall Westbrook and George Kabacinski were the judges for April's Show and Tell        

Faces in the Crowd - A collection of candid photos
The picnic was a huge success and the food was tasty as evidenced by this satisfied faces!

 Faces in the Crowd candid photos were taken by Luna Ford and Janice Levi