Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



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February 2011 Meeting Gallery

Pictures of Paul Coppinger's discussion on finishing
 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
Large Mesquite Hollow Form
17"W x 10-1/2"H  

Ed Peine creates amazing LARGE hollow forms!  His most recent
one was selected as February's Best of Show collection.


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

Lg. Cedar Bowl

13"W x 6"H
2nd Place
David Welch
Lg. Magnolia Bowl
14-1/2"W x 6"H

3rd Place
Mike Stall
Spalted Sycamore
  Hollow Form
10"W x 10"H

Segmented Category (Items made from more than one piece of wood by advanced turners)
1st Place
Dennis April
Spalted Sycamore
 Hollow Form with
 Walnut & Mahogany
12"W x 6-1/2"H

2nd Place
Larry Zarra
Walnut Bowl with
 various woods

8"W x 4-1/2" H

3rd Place
Jerry Collins
Walnut Hollow Form with
 Maple and Blood Wood
5-1/5"W x 7"H

Enhanced Category (Items that incorporate embellishment of the item by advanced turners)
1st Place
David Welch

Dyed Magnolia Bowl
9-1/2"W x 2-1/2"H
2nd Place
Gary Rock
Cottonwood Open Form
8"W x 7"H
3rd Place
Doug Davis
 S&P Mills

2-1/2"W x 7"H

Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
1st Place
Jon Gaynor
Maple Hollow Form
8"W x 5-1/2"H

2nd Place
Doug Grissom

Ink Pen

3rd Place
Doug Grissom
Purple Heart Bowl
9"W x 1-1/2"H

Beginner Category (Items made by beginning turners)

1st Place
Ron Hedman
Texas Ebony Hollow Form
 4"W x 3-1/2"H



Other Worthy Entries

gallery photography by Paul Millo

Dale Barrack and Linda Bohl judged February's Show & Tell. 

Paul Coppinger's Discussion on Finishing

Paul Coppinger, a member of the East Texas Woodturners shared his  fondness for the finishing process with GCWA members .

Paul brought along many examples of different types of finishes.

Members took the opportunity to inspect Paul's pieces.

Tools of the trade.

Paul's notes on the Art of Finishing can be found here, (a Word document).

Faces in the Crowd

GCWA is in the process of adopting new bylaws and Steve LeGrue, club president talked about the changes.  You can view the current draft here.  The club will vote on the revised bylaws at the March meeting.

Doug Grissom had a few words to say: THE RETREAT IS COMING!  Not to worry, though, Doug has it all under control (thanks Doug).  See the Calendar page for the dates of this year's Spring Retreat.

We had a wood auction at February's meeting.  There were some nice pieces available and members scooped them up.

Ed Peine collected 2011 dues at February's meeting.  Members are reminded that unless dues are paid by the end of March, they will no longer receive the newsletter and their Gold Galleries will be removed.  Forum privileges will be suspended, also. up!

Tom Enlow dispenses wisdom and humor along with woodturning DVDs as our club's Librarian..

As usual, there was a good selection of items for the judges to choose from at February's meeting.  Here, Doug Davis and Don Fluker check out a couple of them.

Frank Campbell and Bill Metzger inspect an interesting item.

Who else but Greg Gonsalves holds Court at club meetings?  No one.  Wonder what he was talking about...woodturning, do you think?

It's educational to view other's turnings and get ideas about design and finish.

We've noted this before, but one of the reasons GCWA's website is first class is the photography skills of Paul Millo, shown here, and Ric Taylor, who provides most of our candid photos.

Mike Stall, here with Show & Tell Master of Ceremonies Larry Zarra, took home two awards. Here he's shown discussing his third-place Advanced category piece.

David Welch, on the right, shared insights about his colorful Magnolia piece.

Gary Rock is a regular visitor to the winner's table. Gary is highly creative and it's always interesting to see what he's created.

Jerry Collins loves to create segmented pieces and when one of his is on the judging table, it's sure to be in competition for a prize.

And then there's Ed Peine. He's the club's expert at creating large, thin-walled hollow forms.  His pieces are amazing...and he's generous in sharing his knowledge and talent with club turners.

 candid photography by Ric Taylor and Dale Barrack