Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



Club Information




February 2007 Meeting Gallery

Pictures of MENTOR MANIA at North Deer Park High School are at the bottom of this page

Best of Show (The best of the best of the best . . . )
Best of Show
Bill Tilson
Myrtle Burl & Elm Burl Flowers
7"W x 3-1/2"H and 5"W x 5"H

Advanced Category
(Items made from one piece of wood by advanced turners)
1st Place
Ric Taylor
Curly Maple Platter
"W x 2-1/2"H
2nd Place
Bill Pottorf
Silver Leaf Maple
  Hollow Form
8-1/2"W x 3"H

3rd Place
Lloyd Stahl

Green Ash Bowl
6-1/2"W x 1"H

Honorable Mention
Mack DeBose
Resin Bottle Stopper
2"W x 5"H

Segmented Category (Items made from more than one piece of wood by turners of all levels)
1st Place
John King
Cherry & Bloodwood
7"W x 3"H

2nd Place
Multi-wood Bowl
Not Available
 * left meeting early



Enhanced Category (Items that incorporate embellishment of the item by turners of all levels)
1st Place
John Van Domelen
Spalted Box Elder
 8"W x 12"H

2nd Place
Dianne Pottorf
Painted Pecan
7"W x 1-1/2"H
3rd Place
Brian Laing

Fluted Pecan Bowl
6"W x 4"H

Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
1st Place
Chris Roth
Maple Burl Open Form
5"W x 3"H

2nd Place
Jerry Collins
Ash Bowl
8"W x 4"H
3rd Place
Hunter Malson

Walnut Open Form
6"W x 4-1/2"H
Honorable Mention
Doug Grissom
Apple Art Piece
7"W x 3"H

Beginner Category (Items made by beginning turners)

1st Place
Frank Campbell
Cherry Bowl
8"W x 3-1/2"H

2nd Place
Cody Thompson
Sycamore Bowl
6"W x 3"H

3rd Place
Frank Campbell

Soft Maple Bowl
Size not available

President's Challenge - Collaborative Pieces

1st Place
Bill Tilson &
 Kendall Westbrook

"Road Kill" Hollow

2nd Place
Bill & Susan Lewis
Box Elder Earrings

3rd Place
George Kabacinski
 & Tom Enloe

Door Wood Chip &
  Dip Set

Honorable Mention
Bill Tilson &

Mesquite Bowl

gallery photography by Janice Levi

Lane Bradford and Don Fluker were the judges for February's Show and Tell        

Mentor Mania!: It was almost a mini-retreat with all the lathes humming at the February meeting!

Greg Gonsalves working with Josh Boles of N Deer Park HS

Luna Ford checking Cody Thompson's bowl

Wayne Stanfield tutoring an unidentified young lady

Nathan Vega (right) watches Josh turn a spindle

Luna and Nathan, again

While Greg, Wayne and Luna were working with interested teen age turners, other mentors were busy demonstrating, also.

Brian Laing demonstrated how to turn finials... the great interest of Ben Ball

We imagine Ben was thinking at this point "So THAT'S how it done!"

Marty Kaminsky demonstrated the finer points of platter making

By Reed demonstrated how to hollow with a spindle gouge (a technique only for the very brave)

Larry Zarra demonstrated how to make miniatures

And Bill Berry took his group of on-lookers though the entire process of how to make a natural edge vessel.

Checking the wall thickness...

...And then finishing the inside.

Faces in the Crowd (and other pictures)

Our host for February's meeting was David Berry, Industrial Arts instructor at North Deer Park High School (and one heck of a fine woodturner, to boot!)

The display tables were full

The North Deer Park High School shop is an excellent facility to hold meetings and we appreciate the Deer Park ISD's willingness to let us use it

Robert Frost examines the Show and Tell offerings

The real reason Show and Tell items are carefully measured and recorded is Robert's attentiveness to detail.  Thanks, Robert!

 candid photography by Ric Taylor  and Dale Barrack