Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



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July 2008 Meeting Gallery

"Faces in the Crowd," Clyde Collier's demonstration on turning Femisphere's
and other meeting pictures are at the bottom of this page

Best of Show (The best of the best of the best . . . )
Best of Show
Bill Tilson
 Art Piece

7"W x 12"H

Bill Tilson and his award-winning Best of Show piece.


Advanced Category (Items made from one piece of wood by advanced turners)
1st Place
Bill Pottorf
Pecan Vase

6"W x 10"H
2nd Place
arry Zarra
Hackberry Bowl
14"W x 7"H

3rd Place
Bill Pottorf
Sycamore Hollowform
10-1/2"W x 2-1/2"H

Honorable Mention
John Van Domelen
Coffee Presses of Various Woods
Various Sizes

Segmented Category (Items made from more than one piece of wood by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Jim Keller
Acrylic & Mesquite
6-12"W x 11"H

2nd Place
Gene Bradley

Elm /Veneer Box
3"W x 4"H



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

1st Place
Bill Tilson

Quilted Maple
7-3/4"W x 2"H
2nd Place
Janice Levi
Pine Vase
4"W x 4-3/4"H
3rd Place
Gene Bradley
Elm /Veneer Box
"W x 3-3/4"H

Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
1st Place
Marvin Fowler
Elm Vase
7"W x 9-1/2"H

2nd Place
Marvin Fowler

Corian Pen

3rd Place
Scott Njaa
Oak Platter
7"W x 1"H

Beginner Category (Items made by beginning turners)

1st Place
Kevin Carr

Ash Goblets
2-1/4"W x 3-1/4"H





President's Challenge (A monthly challenge to promote creativity)
This month's challenge: Toys

1st Place
Carolyn Morley

Teddy Bear

2nd Place
Bill Tilson
Ball and Cup

3rd Place
Larry Zarra

gallery photography by Paul Millo

Steve LeGrue (left) and Quinn Anton (right) were the judges for July's Show & Tell entries. 

June Demonstration: Turning a Femisphere

A Femisphere: something that has one side, two edges and four vertices--and Clyde showed us how to make one!

Not only did he show us how to make a femisphere, but he made it look easy.

Clyde's demo made good use of GCWA's light/sound/video truss. We had four camera controlled from a central console--impressive!

Clyde did a good job of explaining the steps and demonstrating the process. 

Another view of the demonstration area and the truss setup.

Faces In the Crowd and Other Pictures

July's meeting included a "critique" by three advanced turners, Bill Berry, Jerry Bennett and Jim Keller.  They offered suggestions about form and function to turners who elected to have their pieces critiqued.

The critique was well attended, not only by those who had pieces critiqued but also for who just wanted to pick up a few pointers.

Steve LeGrue offered a safety tip about the danger of not properly disposing of rags used to apply oil finishes.

Club president, George Kabacinski, opened the meeting and thanked all GCWA members who acquired, assembled and transported the GCWA light/sound/video truss, especially Mack DeBose.

There was a good selection of tools to choose from at July's Tool Swap.

Larry Zarra explains how he made and finished his Hackberry bowl.

Dale Barrack talks about his bark-included piece.

Crowd shot.

Bill Pottorf discusses his Sycamore hollowform.

Marvin Fowler talks about his Elm vase, one of two items for which he won awards in the Intermediate Category.

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 candid photography by Ric Taylor