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April 2007 Meeting Gallery

Pictures of our Spring picnic are at the bottom of this page

Best of Show (The best of the best of the best . . . )
Best of Show
John Van Domelen
Suspended Hollow Form of Chechen Burl with
   Mahogany Legs

6"W x 10"H
       


Advanced Category
(Items made from one piece of wood by advanced turners)
1st Place
Ben Ball
Mahogany Plate
11
"W x 2"H
2nd Place
Gary Rock
Sweetgum &
 Purpleheart Box
7"W x 6"H

3rd Place
Doug Davis

Plate
8"W x 1"H


Segmented Category (Items made from more than one piece of wood by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Andy Chen
Hollow Form of
 
Various Woods 
8
"W x 5"H

2nd Place
Kendall Westbrook

Oak Bowl
10"W x 4"H
 

3rd Place
Ben Ball

Rolling Pin of
  various woods
19"W x 2-1/2"H


Enhanced Category (Items that incorporate embellishment of the item by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Bill Tilson
Maple Burl "Petal"
 Bowl
7"W x 3"H

2nd Place
Bruno Wesolek

Pecan & Copper Cup
4"W x 6"H
3rd Place
Gene Bradley

Magnolia Music Box
6"W x 8"H
Honorable Mention
Kendall Westbrook
Dyed Elm Vase
4"W x 10-1/2"H
       


Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
1st Place
Dennis April
Bowl
8"W x 2-1/2"H

2nd Place
Bubba Abernathy

Bois d' Ard Vase
4"W x 11"H
3rd Place
David Morley

Cocobolo Box
1-3/4"W x 4"H
 

Beginner Category (Items made by beginning turners)

1st Place
Marvin Fowler
Mahogany Cup
3"W x 4"H

2nd Place
Marvin Fowler
Mesquite Box
2-1/2"W x 4"H

3rd Place
Paul Bookout

Cup of Unknown
  Wood
2"W x 3"H


President's Challenge -
Wierd Turnings!

1st Place
Bill Tilson

Pod with Stand
6"H x 3"W
 

2nd Place
Jim Stauffer

Mounted Horns
12"W x 25"H

3rd Place
Ben Ball

Knob
3"W x 2"H

gallery photography by Dale Barrack

Judges
 Jonathan Bartz & Hunter Malson were the judges for April's Show and Tell        


Spring Picnic -  "And a good time was had by all!"


The Spring picnic was held at Bear Creek Park's Pavilion #3--cozy, but workable

Food was in abundance, but the folks at the end of the line didn't get any beans!

More food...

A good turn out on a beautiful day


For some reason, the crowd hovered exceptionally close to the tables with the food!


A picture of some of the turnings at the meeting

...and more entries

Bill Tilson impressing Jack Hanley with one of his smaller turnings

A close-up

George Kabacinski discussed May'sSpring Retreat and Ben Ball handled the meeting announcements

Bill Berry holding court

Bill Lewis demonstrated spindle turning

It proved true again: Set up a lathe and they will come!

Tom Sayre developed this piece with friend who carves.  Nice piece, Tom!

Jim Keller holds court

 candid photography by Dale Barrack