Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



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July 2011 Meeting Gallery

Pictures of Steve LeGrue's demonstration on the use of color and texture to
enhance turned vessels and  "Faces in the Crowd" are at the bottom of this page.

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

Mixed Wood Nested

Various sizes
2nd Place
Don Fluker
Mesquite Artistic Piece
14"W x 2-1/2"H

3rd Place
Paul Millo
Elm Vase
5-1/2"W x 6-1/2"H

Enhanced/Segmented Category
(Items that incorporate embellishment or made from more than one piece of wood by advanced turners)
1st Place
Janice Levi
Spalted Sycamore
 Ladies' Purse
5"W x 6-3/4"H

2nd Place
Andy Chen
Mixed Wood Clock
10"W x 1-1/4" H

3rd Place
Bob Tabor
Carved Lidded Vase
5"W x 6-3/4"H

Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
1st Place
Troy McLaughlin
Red Oak/Walnut Box
3"W x 4-1/2"H





Beginner Category (Items made by beginning turners)

1st Place
Georgene Huckaba
Cocobolo Box
2"W x 3-1/2"H

2nd Place
Georgene Huckaba

Box Elder Bowl
9-1/4"W x 3-1/4"H
3rd Place
Ron Brewer
Cedar Box
4"W x 3-3/4"H

"Kit" Category (Items made from kits by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Don Fluker
Antler, M3 metal,
 Ambrosia Burl Pens

2nd Place
Steve Wilson
Inlaid Pens
3rd Place
Jerry Harmsen
Ash Pepper Mill
Size not available

Other Worthy Entries

gallery photography by Paul Millo

Ed Piene and Bill Berry judged July's Show & Tell. 

Steve LeGrue's demonstration on using color and texture to enhance turned vessels

Steve LeGrue is a talented turner with an interest in color and texture as a way to enhance turnings.

Steve has been experimenting with  several techniques and shared them with members at July's meeting.

He explained and demonstrated how to apply various acrylics.

And he demonstrated the use of pyrography, a favorite technique of his.

Because the demonstration took place at a table, members appreciated Lane Bradford's camera skills to see the presentation.

July's meeting was held at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church and a good crowd was on hand.

Here is one of Steve's recently completed pieces using the techniques he demonstrated.

A completed piece.

And another.

And a third one.

Faces in the Crowd

As always, members displayed a lot of interesting and well crafted pieces.  Here are a few on the Enhanced/Segmented table. 

You've heard the term "size matters" but you probably didn't think it applied to woodturning. Take another look.

Frank Campbell took one look at this entry and dreamed about how much coffee it would hold.  (Answer: a LOT).

Janice Levi is shown here returning DVDs to the Lending Library.

Tom Irven looks after the club's A/V equipment.

Bill Berry (right) MC'ed July's Show & Tell and is shown here with Ron Brewer and his Beginner Category award winning entry.

Georgene Huckeba is an up and coming turner.  She won two ribbons in the Beginner category at July's meeting, including a second place ribbon for this piece.

Georgene is shown discussing her two entries..

Troy McLaughlin was awarded a ribbon in the Intermediate category for this piece.

In addition to being the club's Show & Tell photographer, Paul Millo is also a great turner.

Bob Tabor is shown discussing his carved, lidded vase.

Andy Chen tried his hand at a clock, and like everything Andy tries, it turned out great.

Dennis April builds lighthouses on the side, as shown here.

Janice Levi described the various steps that went into producing this lovely piece.

At last the secret is revealed--it's not a coffee cup, it's an elegant storage cabinet by John Gay.  Sorry Frank, you'll just have to dream on.


 candid photography by Ric Taylor