Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



Club Information




October 2007 Meeting Gallery

Pictures of Randall Hassig's demo on turning spheres 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
Jerry Bennett
  Free Form

9"W x 15"H
Jerry with his prize-winning piece    

Advanced Category
(Items made from one piece of wood by advanced turners)
1st Place
Bill Tilson
Cocobolo Box

2"W x 1"H
2nd Place
Bill Pottorf
Ash Bowl
5"W x 1

3rd Place
Ric Taylor

Mesquite Bowl
4"W x 3"H

Honorable Mention
Wayne Stanfield
Pear Bowl
"W x 3-1/2"H

Segmented Category (Items made from more than one piece of wood by turners of all levels)
1st Place
(By a Non-member)
Multi-wood Closed
"W x 8"H

2nd Place
Clyde Collier

Curly Maple Free
13"W x 8"H

3rd Place
Jerry Collins

Bloodwood, Yellow-
  heart, Walnut Bowl
14"W x 5"H

Enhanced Category (Items that incorporate embellishment of the item by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Kendall Westbrook
Elm Hollow Form
4-1/2"W x 9"H

2nd Place
Fog Tanner
Two Bowls
6"W x 1-1/2"H ea.
3rd Place
Fog Tanner

One Bowl
7"W x 2"H
Honorable Mention
John Van Domelen
Hackberry Sculpture
"W x 36-1/2"H

Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
1st Place
David Morley

Beeswing Nara
1-1/2"W x 8"H

2nd Place
Frank Campbell
Mahogany Goblet
3"W x 7-1/2"H
  3rd Place


Beginner Category (Items made by beginning turners)

1st Place
Linda Bohl

Mahogany Box
2"W x 2"H

2nd Place
Marvin Fowler
Ash Natural Edge
6-1/2"W x 2-1/2"H


3rd Place

Honorable Mention
Martha Lawrence
Cherry Bowls
"W x 1-1/2"H (largest)

gallery photography by Paul Millo

Bill Lewis and Larry Zarra were the judges for October's meeting.         

July Demo - Turning a Sphere
Randall Hassig shared his knowledge about how to turn a sphere with attendees at October's meeting.


Faces In the Crowd and Other Pictures

Martha Lawrence discussed her two winning entries.

Bill Tilson told the audience how he keeps his beard so neatly trimmed with a skew gouge.

Kendall Westbrook discussed his award-winning hollow form with high gloss finish.

Jerry Bennett explained how he made his sculpture that contains over 1,000 pieces.

Photo without caption.

 candid photography by Ric Taylor