Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



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November 2008 Meeting Gallery

Pictures of Steve LeGrue's demonstration on making a basic Christmas
 ornament 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
Eddie James
Segmented Oak &
 Purple Heart Bowl

13"W x 7"H

Eddie James with his
 Best of Show Oak &
 Purple Heart piece
 and ribbon.


Advanced Category (Items made from one piece of wood by advanced turners)
1st Place
Gary Rock
Aspen Bowl
8"W x 3-1/2"H
2nd Place
Larry Zarra
Oak Bowl
1/2"W x 5"H

3rd Place
Doug Davis

Cocobolo Bowl
4-1/2"W x 3"H

Honorable Mention
Dave Greenawalt
Box Elder Salad Set
Largest: 14"W x 7"H

Segmented Category (Items made from more than one piece of wood by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Bill Berry
Mahogany & Black
 Palm Bowl
7"W x 4"H

2nd Place
Dennis Weber

Zebrawood Rattle
"W x 3"H

3rd Place
Steve LeGrue
Cocobolo & Maple
 Christmas Ornament
2"W x 5"H

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

1st Place
Janice Levi

4-1/2"W x 2"H
2nd Place
John Van Domelen
Mesquite Bowl
6"W x 3-1/2"H
3rd Place
Ronnie Hubbell

Maple Platter
4"W x 2"H
Honorable Mention
Bruno Wesolek
Ebonized Holly Boxes
Each: 5"W x 3"H

Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
1st Place
Tom Hamilton
Cherry Bowl
10"W x 4-1/2"H

2nd Place
Linda Bohl

Hackberry Bowl
 5-1/2"W x 2"H

3rd Place
Tom Hamilton
Mesquite Bowl
11"W x 5"H
Honorable Mention
No Information Available
Corian Peppermill
"W x 8-1/2"H

Beginner Category (Items made by beginning turners)

1st Place
Jeremy Grubb

Purple Heart &
 Zebra Wood Table
15"W x 25"H

2nd Place
Georgene Huckeba
Sycamore Goblets
Each: 3"W x 6"H

3rd Place
Monique Adams
Paduak Pen

President's Challenge (A monthly challenge to promote creativity)
This month's challenge: Collaborative piece pairing an Advanced Turner with a newer one.

1st Place
Bill Tilson &
 Stacie Grange

Pecan & other
 decorative wood

9"W x 1-1/2"H

2nd Place
Bill Berry & Linda
Spalted Sycamore
"W x 6"H

3rd Place
Bruno Wesolek &
 Frank Campbell
Unknown Wood
"W x 10"H

Other Entries (A selection of other items entered in this month's Show & Tell)

gallery photography by Paul Millo

Robert Frost (left) and Bill Metzger (right) were the judges for November's Show & Tell entries. 

Demonstration: Basic Christmas Ornament

Steve LeGrue demonstrated how to make basic, but elegant Christmas ornaments at November's meeting, which was held at Clark's Hardwood Lumber in the Heights.

Steve turned several basic forms and then used coloring and other enhancements to bring out the ornaments' beauty..

Being an expert turner and teacher, Steve worked quickly, but explained each step carefully.

A close up of GCWA's long-time member and good friend, Steve LeGrue.

Finished ornaments!

Faces In the Crowd and Other Pictures

It seems as if a good crowd always shows up when we hold meetings at Clark's Hardwood Lumber.  Is that because of the spacious meeting space or the free coffee & donuts?

GCWA turners demonstrated a wide range of creativity at November's meeting,  But then again, that's not at all unusual--we've got some terrific turners in this club!

Tom Hamilton (r) talked about his Intermediate Category award-winning piece.  Bill Berry (l) is our club's Show and Tell Master of Ceremonies. .

Gary Rock talked about his Advanced Category First Place piece made from Aspen as Bill Berry gives it a close inspection.

Stacie Grange and Bill Tilson teamed up to blow away the competition in the President's Award Challenge! November's challenge was a collaborative piece teaming relatively new turner with an experienced one.

Entries By Category





 candid photography by Ric Taylor and Luna Ford