Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



Club Information




June 2006 Meeting Gallery

Additional pictures of the meeting are at the bottom of this page.

Best of Show (The best of the best of the best . . . )
Best of Show
Jim Keller
24"W x 9"H

Advanced Category
(Items made from one piece of wood by advanced turners)
1st Place
Ric Taylor
Small Bowl of
  unknown wood
5-1/2"W x 1"H
2nd Place
Lloyd Stahl
Mesquite nested
  bowl set
13"W x 4"H (lgst)

3rd Place
Bill Tilson

Mesquite bowl
10"W x 3-1/2"H

Enhanced Category (Items that incorporate embellishment of the item by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Andy Chen
Purpleheart and Ash
  hollow form
"W x 2"H

2nd Place
Luna Ford

Bradford Pear
10"W x 1-1/4"H
3rd Place
Bill Tilson

Walnut & Maple Box
3-1/2"W x 7"H
Honorable Mention
Clyde Collier
Metal Leaf covered
  bowl of unknown wood
"W x 3"H

Segmented Category (Items made from more than one piece of wood by turners of all levels)
1st Place
John King
Wenge & Cherry

7"W x 2"H
2nd Place
Bill Pottorf
Mahogany & Maple
  Salt/Pepper Set
10-1/2"W x 3"H
3rd Place
Ben Ball

Set of Mesquite
7"W x 3"H (Largest)
Honorable Mention
Ben Ball
Spindle Gouge

14"W x 1-1/2"H

Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
1st Place
Al Reisz
Mahogany Bowl
7-1/2"W x 3-1/2"H
2nd Place
John King
Cherry Bowl
5-1/2"W x 2-1/2"H
3rd Place
Al Reisz

Mahogany Bowl
7"W x 3"H

Beginner Category (Items made by beginning turners)
1st Place
Dennis Weber
Mesquite Toothpick
1-1/2"W x 3-1/2"H
2nd Place
Ed Spicer
Poplar Bowl
5"W x 2-1/2"H
3rd Place
Dennis Weber
Texas Ebony Mortar
  & Pestle
"W x 2-1/2"H

gallery photography by Dale Barrack

Jon Gaynor (l) and David Welch (r) were the judges for June's Show and Tell        

  June Demonstration: Tempering Cutting Tool Tips

Jay Ebner discussed several different approaches to preparing and tempering cutting tool tips to a receptive audience.   Here are Jay's session notes on tempering tool tips.  


Additional pictures from June's gathering at the University of Houston's
School of Architecture shop

 candid photography by Ric Taylor