Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



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June 2007 Meeting Gallery

Pictures of Gene Bradley's demo of his "Rose Engine Lathe" 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
Jim Keller
Space Series Sculpture

15-1/2"W x 13-1/2"H

Advanced Category
(Items made from one piece of wood by advanced turners)
1st Place
Andy Chen
Mesquite Hollow
"W x 3-1/2"H
2nd Place
Ric Taylor
Walnut Vase
5"W x 12"H

3rd Place
Kevin Turco

Cocobolo Box
2"W x 2-1/2"H

Honorable Mention
Dale Barrack
Elm Bowl with Undercut
11-1/2"W x 3"H
Honorable Mention
Bill Tilson
Mimosa Bowl
13"W x 4"H

Segmented Category (Items made from more than one piece of wood by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Tom Henkel
"W x 5-1/2"H

2nd Place
Luna Ford

3"W x 1-1/2"H

3rd Place
Luna Ford

3"W x 1-1/2"H

Enhanced Category (Items that incorporate embellishment of the item by turners of all levels)
1st Place
John Van Domelen
Spalted Box Elder/
 Blackwood Sculpture
9"W x 9-1/2"H

2nd Place
David Welch

Dyed Cottonwood
13-1/2"W x 4"H
3rd Place
Kendall Westbrook

Dyed Spalted Elm
6-1/2"W x 2"H

Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
1st Place
Jerry Collins
Soft Maple Bowl
13-1/2"W x 5"H

2nd Place
Rich Souchek
Spalted Oak Bowl
7"W x 5"H
3rd Place
Doug Grissom

Mahogany Plate
8-1/2"W x 1"H

Beginner Category (Items made by beginning turners)

1st Place
Garry Findley
Mesquite Mortar &
4"W x 7"H

2nd Place
Garry Findley
Mesquite Coasters
4"W x 1/2"H

3rd Place
Garry Findley
Mesquite Cup
4"W x 2-1/2"H

President's Challenge -
Recent Learnings

The June's President's Challenge was about showing off something members have learned recently. 

1st Place
Doug Davis

Blackwood Finials
"H x 4"W

2nd Place
Doug Davis and
  Bill Tilson

Sea Urchin
 Christmas Ornaments
1-1/2"W x 4-1/2"H

3rd Place
Doug Grissom


gallery photography by Dale Barrack and Paul Millo

  Barbara Gaynor and Don Fluker were the judges for June's Show and Tell      

June Demo - Rose Engine Lathe

Gene Bradley demonstrated again that he's not afraid to tackle complex tasks.

Gene read about the Rose Engine Lathe in a recent edition of  American Woodturner and decided to build one himself.

The audience found the demo quite interesting.

We expect to see new creations by Gene using his Rose Engine Lathe.

The possibilities seem unlimited.

Faces In the Crowd

Kevin Turco and Frank Campbell discuss one of the items on the Show and Tell table

Our host for June's meeting, Steve LeGrue of The Cutting Edge, inspects Show and Tell items

We didn't get the name of this young fellow, but he was quite enthusiastic about helping out with the ever-popular raffle organized by Reggie Keith

Bill Berry holds one of Luna Ford's two winning entries while Luna explains how he made it

Jon Gaynor looks over one of the many items in the Advanced Category.

 candid photography by Ric Taylor