Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



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January 2007 Meeting Gallery

Pictures of Bill Tilson's demo on veneer wrapped boxes and GCWA members at the Houston Arboretum are below

Best of Show (The best of the best of the best . . . )
Best of Show
Jim Keller
Maple Burl & Bois-d'Arc Sculpture (Orbit Series)
21"W x 14"H

Advanced Category
(Items made from one piece of wood by advanced turners)
1st Place
By Reed
Oak Bowl (very thin,
   very warped)
"W x 6"H
2nd Place
Brian Laing
Pecan Bowl
13-1/2"W x 5"H

3rd Place
Jim Stauffer

4-1/2"W x 14"H

Segmented Category (Items made from more than one piece of wood by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Ben Ball
Walnut & Cherry
13-1/2"W x 6-1/2"H

2nd Place
Ben Ball
Walnut & Cherry
  Pepper Grinder
3-1/2"W x 17"H

3rd Place
Ben Ball

Walnut & Cherry
  Salt Shaker
2"W x 4"H

Enhanced Category (Items that incorporate embellishment of the item by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Brian Laing
Quilted Maple &
  African Blackwood
  Lidded Box
6"W x 9"H

2nd Place
Bill Tilson
Mesquite & Texas
  Ebony Vase
6"W x 7"H
3rd Place
By Reed

Ash Lidded Hollow Form
5"W x 30-1/2"H

Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
1st Place
Jerry Collins
Maple Bowl
14"W x 4"H

2nd Place
Chris Roth
Red Palm Bowl
7"W x 3"H
3rd Place
Jerry Collins

Corian Pepper
8"W x 2"H
Honorable Mention
Dennis Weber
Mesquite Lidded
  Jewelry Box
4"W x 6"H

Beginner Category (Items made by beginning turners)

1st Place
George Kabacinski
Maple Box
2"W x 3"H

2nd Place
Tony Crowsey
Mopane Pepper
2-1/2"W x 10-1/2"H

3rd Place
Rich Souchek

Red Oak Bowl
5"W x 1-1/2"H

President's Challenge - Jewelry

1st Place
Don Fluker
Koa Bracelet

2nd Place
Bill Lewis
Curley Maple Pin

3rd Place
Jim Stauffer
Ham Bone

gallery photography by Dale Barrack

Randall Hassig and Richard Nicosia judged Januarys Show and Tell      

November Demonstration: Bill Tilson demonstrated how to make veneer wrapped boxes

Bill's very thorough
demonstration notes
on how to make
a veneer wrapped
turned box can be
found here

Faces in the Crowd

Luna holding court

The raffle is always popular... is the library

This display tables was full... was this one


Bill Berry doing what he does best--making shavings!
Wayne Stanfield got a prize for the best smile!

GCWA Members Demonstrating at the Houston Arboretum

 candid photography by Ric Taylor  and Dale Barrack