Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



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April 2008 Meeting Gallery

"Faces in the Crowd" pictures are at the bottom of this page

Best of Show (The best of the best of the best . . . )
Best of Show
Chris Roth
Pecan Hat

14"W x 7"H


Chris Roth with his Best of Show hat (it's the first one he's ever turned!)


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

Mesquite Free Form
12"W x 7"H
2nd Place
Ronnie Hubbell
Natural Edge
 Mesquite Bowl
14"W x 6"H

3rd Place
Bill Tilson

Texas Ebony Goblets
Largest one about
 6"H (penny shown
 for comparison)

Segmented Category (Items made from more than one piece of wood by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Andy Chen
Madagascar Ebony/
 Maple/Redwood Box
3-1/2"W x 11-1/2"H

2nd Place
Clyde Collier

 Other Sphere
4-1/2" Diameter

3rd Place
Andy Chen

Corian Vase
8-1/2"W x 6"H
Honorable Mention
Sam Canatelle
Cherry/Maple/Walnut Bowl
"W x 4-1/2"H

Enhanced Category (Items that incorporate embellishment of the item by turners of all levels)

1st Place
Bill Pottorf

Hickory Bowl
12"W x 2"H
2nd Place
Bob Tabor

Walnut Box
7"W x 5"H
3rd Place
Doug Davis

Lidded Sassafras Bowl
"W x 5"H
Honorable Mention
Kendall Westbrook
Mesquite/Blackwood Closed Form
9"W x 5"H

Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
1st Place
Marvin Fowler

Spalted Maple Bowl
9"W x 5"H

2nd Place
Marvin Fowler

Elm Bowl
7"W x 4"H



Beginner Category (Items made by beginning turners)

1st Place
Eric Freeman

Walnut Platter
10"W x 2"H

2nd Place
Eric Freeman

Mesquite Platter
7-1/2"W x 1"H

3rd Place
Eric Freeman
Cedar Box
2-1/2"W x 2"H

President's Challenge (A monthly challenge to promote creativity)
This month's challenge: Create something W-i-e-r-d!

1st Place
ill Tilson

Maple Free Form
4"W x 6"H

2nd Place
Gene Bradley

  Free Form

3"W x 8"H

3rd Place
John Van Domelen

Burned Lacquer
4"W x 7-1/2"H
Honorable Mention
Martha Lawrence
Zebrawood/Maple Pen
1"W x 6"H

gallery photography by Paul Millo

Bill Lewis (l) and Tom Orton (r) were the judges for April's Show & Tell entries.         

Faces In the Crowd and Other Pictures

April was our annual picnic and there was a good turn out at Pavilion No. 2 at the Frankie Randolph Park.

A favorite activity at monthly meetings--chatting with old friends (and catching a few rays, in this case).

While there was no formal demo at the April Picnic meeting, someone brought a lathe and where you find a lathe you usually find Luna Ford who usually attracts a crowd.

The more Luna turned, the larger the crowd got.

After Luna got finished, Kendall Westbrook took a turn at it with Mack DeBose looking on.

The GCWA Spring Retreat is just around the corner and folks were signing up fast.

The wide selection of classes, demos and discussions plus the New Turners Track makes it easy to find something of interest.

As usual, there was an excellent selection of turned items for the judges to select from.

Clyde Collier explains to another member (not shown of purpose), why his sphere isn't a cube. 

Andy Chen and Jim Keller discussing, you guessed it, woodturning, their favorite subject!

The food was great and plentiful--at least for those near the front of the line!.

Actually, there was plenty of food for all, some even had seconds . . . and thirds!..


Food wasn't the only thing of interest--the Show & Tell Critique, hosted by Bill Berry always attracts a lot of interest. 

Ronnie Hubbell discusses his entry will Bill Berry displays it for the crowd.

Here are individual pictures of some of the other items that were presented for consideration at April's meeting. 

 candid photography by Ric Taylor