Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



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March 2008 Meeting Gallery

Pictures of Doug Grissom's demonstration on pen turning and
"Faces in the Crowd" pictures are at the bottom of this page

March's meeting was held at the Armand Bayou Nature Center, which helps people reconnect with nature.

Best of Show (The best of the best of the best . . . )
Best of Show
Jim Keller
Mesquite Free

22"W x 22"H


Jim Keller with his Best of Show Free Form


Advanced Category (Items made from one piece of wood by advanced turners)
1st Place
Kendall Westbrook
Elm Natural Edge
10-1/4"W x 2-1/4"H
2nd Place
Gary Rock
Oak Burl Bowl
10-1/2"W x 5-1/2"H

3rd Place
Larry Zarra

Magnolia Bowl
16-3/4"W x 6-1/2"H

Segmented Category (Items made from more than one piece of wood by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Clyde Collier
Black Walnut /
 Maple Bowl
9-1/2"W x 1-1/2"H

2nd Place
Eddie James

  Hollow Form
11-1/2"W x 11"H

3rd Place
Sam Canatella


6-1/2"W x 11-1/2"H

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

1st Place
Gary Rock
Cottonwood Hollow
4-1/2"W x 4-1/2"H

2nd Place

8"W x 11"H &
  6-1/2"W x 11"H
3rd Place
David Morley

Maple Goblet
"W x 8-1/2"H
Honorable Mention
Gary Rock
Ambrosia Maple Platter
14"W x 2"H

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

Red Oak Plate
5-1/2"W x 3/4"H

2nd Place
Rene Gonzalez

Cocobolo Box
2-1/4"W x 12-1/4"H

3rd Place
Marvin Fowler

Mesquite Gobler
5-1/2"W x 6"H
Honorable Mention
Stacie Grange
Walnut Bowl
5-1/2"W x 2-3/4"H

Beginner Category (Items made by beginning turners)

1st Place
Linda Bohl

Mahogany Box
1-3/4"W x 2-1/2"H

2nd Place
Eric Freeman

Mahogany Bowl
8-1/4"W x 3"H

3rd Place
Linda Bohl
Mahogany Bowl
3"W x 1-1/2"H
Honorable Mention
Eric Freeman
Zebrawood Bowl
4"W x 1-3/4"H

President's Challenge (A monthly challenge to promote creativity)
This month's challenge: Create something that lights up!

1st Place
Carolyn Morley

Cherry Candle Holder
2"W x 6"H

2nd Place
David Morley
Tulipwood Candle

2"W x 6"H

3rd Place
Luna Ford
Hackberry Corded
4"W x 5-1/4"H
Honorable Mention
John Van Domelen
Mahogany Candle Holder
4-1/4"W x 7-1/4"H

gallery photography by Paul Millo

Jack Hanley (l) and Fog Tanner (r) were the judges for March's Show & Tell entries.       

March Demonstration: Pen Turning
Doug Grissom demonstrated his skills at pen turning to an enthusiastic crowd. 

Doug discussed the art of pen turning as he demonstrated.

It all starts with blanks.

Doug made it look easy!.

One of the keys to successful pen turning is the speed of the lathe.

Doug displayed some of the many pens he has made for  members to salivate over.

Faces In the Crowd and Other Pictures

As is typical at GCWA meetings, there were many well turned items for the judges to select from.

Tom Enloe and Bill Berry go over the selection of items that can be checked out of GCWA's extensive library.

Club President George Kabacinski.

There was a good turnout for March's meeting 

Another picture of the many items offered on the Show & Tell tables.

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

 candid photography by Ric Taylor