Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



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March 2007 Meeting Gallery

Pictures of Jim Keller's demonstration of deep hollowing tools are at the bottom of this page

Best of Show (The best of the best of the best . . . )
Best of Show
Don Fluker
Mesquite Wall Hanging
(Size not available)

Advanced Category
(Items made from one piece of wood by advanced turners)
1st Place
Hunter Malson
Walnut Bowl
"W x 3-1/2"H
2nd Place
Clyde Collier
Maple Platter
14-1/2"W x 2-1/2"H

3rd Place
Larry Zarra

Osage Orange Box
2-1/2"W x 2"H

Honorable Mention
Larry Zarra
Hickory Hollow Form
"W x 7"H

Segmented Category (Items made from more than one piece of wood by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Andy Chen
Ash & Purpleheart
 Hollow Form
"W x 2-1/2"H

2nd Place
Larry Zarra

Walnut Bowl
9"W x 5"H

3rd Place
By Reed

Birch Plywood Vase
5"W x 11"H

Enhanced Category (Items that incorporate embellishment of the item by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Jim Keller
Mesquite "Orbit"
18"W x 21"H

2nd Place
John Van Domelen

Cherry "Nautilus"
3"W x 6"H
3rd Place
John Van Domelen
Afromosia Artistic Wheel
9"W x 9"H
Honorable Mention
By Reed
Sycamore Bowl
22-1/2"W x 9-1/2"H

Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
1st Place
Ed Spicer
Maple Bowl
10"W x 2"H

2nd Place
Jerry Collins
Cherry Bowl
7"W x 2"H

Beginner Category (Items made by beginning turners)

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

2nd Place
Ed Spicer

Mahogany Bowl
10"W x 2-1/2"H

3rd Place
Dennis April

Myrtlewood Bowl
8"W x 3"H

President's Challenge - Spring Bowls

1st Place
Don Fluker

Mesquite Bowl
16"H x 7"W

2nd Place
Tom Orton

Mesquite Natural
 Edge Stack
14"W x 7"H

3rd Place
Bill Tilson

Red Palm & Walnut
 Pedal Bowl
10"W x 4"H

Other March Gallery Items

gallery photography by Janice Levi

 By Reed & Gene Bradley were the judges for March's Show and Tell      

Deep Hollowing -  Jim Keller demonstrated over a dozen tools he's used over the years

March's meeting was at Jim Keller's Foxfire Studio

In addition to serving as Jim's production studio, the facility also contains a well stocked showroom

Jim impressed Don Fluker with one of his creations

Jim began his demonstration with some of the smaller, conventional tools he uses

The tools immediately began to get larger, and larger

Jim makes most of his own tools...

...and support rests

This tool is modeled after one used by the late, great Frank Sudol

Jim also uses Stewart/Jamison systems with a shop-built torque arrestor

Deep hollowing often calls for big, heavy tools like this combination

Participants were well rewarded for coming to March's meeting

Here's an overview of some of Jim's larger tools

His well-equipped, over-size studio is the envy of every club member!

This piece is typical of the size range Jim is capable of working with his tools

All in all, good presentation by someone who knows what he's talking about

 candid photography by Dale Barrack