Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



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March 2006 Meeting Gallery

Pictures of the demonstration on getting the most out of a log and Jim Keller's
approach to hoisting and turning large logs are at the bottom of the page.

Advanced Category (Items made from one piece of wood by advanced turners)
1st Place
Larry Zarra
Silver Leaf Maple
   Closed Form
7-1/2"W x 6"H
2nd Place
Jim Keller
Mesquite Wheel
17"W x 5"H

3rd Place
Bill Tilson

Mesquite Natural
   Edge Vessel
9"W x 9-1/2"H

Enhanced Category (Items that incorporate embellishment of the item by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Bill Pottorf
Fluted Mesquite
"W x 3"H
2nd Place
Jim Keller
Sycamore Wheel
21"W x 25"H
3rd Place
Bill Tilson

Inlayed lidded
5-1/2"W x 7"H

Segmented Category (Items made from more than one piece of wood by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Andy Chen
Multi-wood Bowl
5-1/2"W x 2"H
2nd Place
Ben Ball
Open Segment
  Jarra Bowl
12"W x 7-1/2"H
3rd Place
Ben Ball
Zebra Wood Bowl
 5-1/2"W x 2"H

Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
1st Place
Hunter Malson
Set of Putpleheart
  Closed Forms
5-1/2"W x 4"H ea.
2nd Place
Lloyd Stahl
Mahogany Winged-
  foot Bowl
9-1/2"W x 2"H
3rd Place
Geo. Kabacinski
Mesquite Bowl
7"W x 2-1/2"H

Beginner Category (Items made by beginning turners)
(No entries)          

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

 gallery photography by Jeff Schrader

Bob Brown and Jerry Collins were the judges for March's Show and Tell        

Faces in the Crowd - A collection of candid photos
Greg Gonsalves showed us how to get the most out of a log with a chain saw and a band saw.   

Jim Keller was not only a gracious host for March's meeting he also demonstrated how he handles the large logs he uses in his well-equipped Foxfire Studio

Camaraderie, auctions and a little bit of (justified) bragging are always a part of our club meetings!

 Faces in the Crowd candid photos were taken by Ric Taylor