Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



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November 2007 Meeting Gallery

Pictures of November's demo on making Christmas Ornaments 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
Bob Brown
Baltic Birch
 Plywood Vase

6"W x 16"H
Bob Brown displays his Best of Show vase and ribbon.    

Advanced Category
(Items made from one piece of wood by advanced turners)
1st Place
Clyde Collier

Quilted Maple Bowl
15-1/2"W x 3"H
2nd Place
Rene Gonzales
Acrylic Box
2"W x 2"H

3rd Place
Dianne/Bill Pottorf

Small Pecan Bowl
3-1/2"W x 1"H

Honorable Mention
Bill Pottorf
Box/Top of Unknown Wood
"W x 4"H

Segmented Category (Items made from more than one piece of wood by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Tom Sayer
Multi-wood Closed
"W x 10"H

2nd Place
Gene & Ailene

10"W x 2"H

3rd Place
Jeff Marks

10-1/2"W x 4"H

Enhanced Category (Items that incorporate embellishment of the item by turners of all levels)
(No Entries) 1st Place
(No Entries)


2nd Place
(No Entries)  3rd Place

Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
1st Place
Frank Campbell

Maple Dish
9"W x 2"H

2nd Place
Cliff Harris

Sea Urchin Christmas
2"W x 5"H each
3rd Place
Dennis April
Pecan Bowl
7-1/2"W x 2"H
Honorable Mention
Rick Souchek
Elm Hollow Form
"W x 3-1/2"H

Beginner Category (Items made by beginning turners)

1st Place
Marvin Fowler

Pecan Hollow Form
8"W x 4-1/2"H

2nd Place
Stacie Grange
Cherry Christmas
1-1/2"W x 4-1/2"H

3rd Place
Stacie Grange
Buckeye Burl Pens
 & Bottle Stopper
Various Sizes

gallery photography by Paul Millo

Hunter Malson (l) and Bill Tilson (r) judged November's Show & Tell entries.         

November Demo - Making Christmas Ornaments
November's demonstration featured not one, but four concurrent demonstrations on making and/or enhancing Christmas Ornaments.  Our thanks to Bill and Susan Lewis, Tom Enloe and Dave Barziza for their excellent presentations!

Dave Barziza

Close-up of Dave turning a finial

Tom Enloe

Bill Lewis (at the lathe) with group of interested folks

Susan Lewis (with Bill Metzger watching)

Faces In the Crowd and Other Pictures

Lane Bradford did a great job subbing for president George Kabacinski who was unable to make the meeting (a rarity for George).

November's meeting was well attended and the club is indebted to our host, Clark's Hardwood Lumber, for making its facilities available.

Susan Lewis had a crowd for her demo on painting and decorating Christmas Ornaments.

Here is one of Bill and Susan Lewis' creations--turned by Bill and decorated by Susan. Great work!

It's not a successful meeting unless friends can get together and shoot the b___ (that's "b___" fpr baltic birch plywood by the way, the material used by Bob Brown, center, to construct his Best of Show piece. Listening to Bob are By Reed, left, and Jack Hanley, right.

 candid photography by Ric Taylor and Dale Barrack