Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



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June 2010 Meeting Gallery

Pictures of Tom Enloe's demonstration on Threading
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
Ed Peine

Box Elder Hollow Form
14"W x 10-1/4"H


Ed Peine with his Best of Show turning and ribbon


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

Box Elder Bowl

9-3/4"W x 3-1/2"H
2nd Place
Jerry Collins
Box Elder Plate
10-1/2"W x 1-1/2"H

3rd Place
Don Fluker
Magnolia Bowl
16"W x 7-1/4"H

Segmented Category (Items made from more than one piece of wood by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Kendall Westbrook
Birch Plywood
 Dyed Vase
6-1/2"W x 10-1/2"H

2nd Place
Clyde Collier

3-1/2" Diameter

3rd Place
John Gay

Oak Cookie Jar
9"W x 26"H

Enhanced Category (Items that incorporate embellishment of the item by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Gary Rock
Cedar, Copper,
 Epoxy Bowl
6-1/2"W x 4-1/4"H
2nd Place
Gary Rock
Three-sided lidded Box
3-1/4"W x 8-1/4"H
3rd Place
Kendall Westbrook
Spalted Pecan,
 Dyed Vase

4-1/2"W x 7-3/4"H

Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
1st Place
Chuck Johnson
Ash Vase
3-1/4"W x 7-1/2"H

2nd Place
Chuck Johnson

Quilted Maple Vase
2-3/4"W x 8"H

3rd Place
Chuck Johnson
China Berry Bowl
7"W x 3"H

Beginner Category (Items made by beginning turners)

1st Place
Georgene Huckeba
Goblet of unknown wood
3/4"W x 2-1/2"H

2nd Place
Georgene Huckeba
Goblet of unknown wood
3/4"W x 2-1/2"H

Other Worthy Entries

gallery photography by Paul Millo

Clyde Collier and Don Smith judged June's Show & Tell. 

Tom Enloe's Demonstration on "Threading"

Tom Enloe demonstrated how to cut threads for boxes using a Bonnie Klein jig at June's meeting

Tom uses a non-conventional approach to threading by cutting the threads separately from the box.

While his approach is different it is no less successful.

Here is a set of Tom's finished threads--male and female--ready to be inserted into a box

Meeting participants seemed quite interested in Tom's approach and in the Bonnie Klein jig that he uses.

Faces in the Crowd

Janice Levi, Luna Ford and Gene Bradley examine one of the Show & Tell entries.

Robert Frost also checks out the Show & Tell entries.

What happens when three of the club's best turners (Gary Rock, Kendall Westbrook and Jerry Collins) get together?  They talk woodturning!.

John Gay and Frank Campbell examine another one of the Show & Tell entries..

Ben Gray chaired the meeting in Steve Legrue's absence--and did a great job!

Bill Berry thanked GCWA members for remembering him during his recent illness.

Jerry Bennett at the mike.

Mike Stall and Andy Chen (the two closest to the camera) chat it up while examining the Show & Tell table.

Janice Levi and Greg Gonsalves.

Ric Taylor, who takes many of the candid pictures that appear on this website, goes to any length necessary to get the perfect shot.

Show & Tell Master of Ceremonies, Larry Zarra, asks Georgene Huckeba how she made her prize-winning goblets.

Chuck Johnson cleaned up all the awards in the Intermediate Category.  He's shown here with his third place winning entry.

Don Fluker's award winning bowl is large enough to hold salad for all GCWA members--about 180 hungry soles--but we doubt he'll mar this beautiful piece with food!

Kendall Westbrook has mastered the art of tuning Baltic Birch plywood and the art of using an airbrush.  The results are amazing.

Clyde Collier, also one of the club's best turners..

 candid photography by Ric TaylorDale Barrack