Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



Club Information




August 2007 Meeting Gallery

Pictures of Kevin Turco's demo on turning boxes and "Faces in the Crowd" are at the bottom of this page

Best of Show (The best of the best of the best . . . )
Best of Show
Ric Taylor
Mahogany Bowl

8-1/2"W x 2"H

Advanced Category
(Items made from one piece of wood by advanced turners)
1st Place
Ric Taylor
Mahogany Bowl

8-1/2"W x 2"H
2nd Place
Kevin Turco
Cocobolo Bowl
5-1/2"W x 3"H

3rd Place
Jerry Collins

Cherry Bowl
14-1/2"W x 3-1/2"H

Honorable Mention
Fog Tanner
Box Elder Bowls
"W x 2"H (largest one)

Segmented Category (Items made from more than one piece of wood by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Bob Brown
Baltic Birch Plywood/
 Maple Hollow Form

"W x 10"H

2nd Place
John King

 & Mesquite Bowl
5-1/2"W x 2"H

3rd Place
Doug Olesen

 & Spalted Elm
 Open Form
4-1/2"W x 5-1/2"H

Enhanced Category (Items that incorporate embellishment of the item by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Doug Davis
 & Maple Box
3"W x 8-1/2"H

2nd Place
Dale Barrack
Pecan Bowl w/
10"W x 3-1/2"H
3rd Place
Bill Tilson

Sycamore Hollow
3"W x 3-1/2"H

Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
(No entries)  



Beginner Category (Items made by beginning turners)

1st Place
Tony Crowsey

Natural Edge Bowl
 of unknown wood
5-1/2"W x 2-1/2"H

2nd Place
Martha Lawrence
Pen Selection
Various Sizes

3rd Place
Tony Crowsey

Mahogany Gobled
3/4"W x 1-1/2"H

President's Challenge -
"Collaborative Challenge"

The July's President's Challenge was about making something from a common 2X4 piece of wood.

1st Place
Bill Tilson & Bill

Connected Bowls
 of Mesquite
"H x 1

2nd Place
Luna Ford & __?__

Ash Spatulas
2"W x 11"H

3rd Place
Dave Morle

Rolling Pin
16-1/2"W x 2"H

gallery photography by Paul Millo

Jon Gaynor and Randall Hassig were the judges for August's meeting.  They  agreed on everything . . . except on one occasion, captured (right) by our candid photographer!  (Thankfully, Randall survived Jon's disagreement!)      

July Demo - Turning a Box
Kevin Turco did a great job providing an overview of making a box. 






Faces In the Crowd and Other Pictures

GCWA members look forward to greeting friends and telling woodturning stories at every meeting...

...sometimes, the stories are even true!


George Kabacinski, our club's president has taken a active role in ensuring meeting run smoothly.

Brother Bill Berry taking in Kevin Turco's demonstration from a catbird seat!

Here are pictures of the items that were in the various Show and Tell categories.  The Intermediate Category is not included since no items were entered.  (Duh!)

Advanced Category

Enhanced Category.

Segmented Category.

Beginner Category.

President's Challenge Category.

And here are close ups of four well-executed items that were entered, but not recognized with an award.  The last picture is of the President's Challenge first place winner and shows how the piece was made from one piece of wood


Our August meeting was held at the University of Houston's College of Architecture's new Keeland Discovery Center.

Uof H Arch Bldg

Keeland Discovery Ctr

 candid photography by Ric Taylor and Dale Barrack