Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



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June 2012 Meeting Gallery

Pictures of John King's and Bill Pottorf's demonstration on coring
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
By Reed
Silver Leaf Maple Bowl

12"W x 6"H
2nd Place
Ric Taylor
Black Walnut Burl
  Sphere and Stand
8"W x 4"H

3rd Place
Dale Barrack
Spalted Pecan Bowl
9"W x 1-1/2"H

Enhanced/Segmented Category
(Items that incorporate embellishment or made from more than one piece of material by advanced turners)

1st Place
Gary Rock
Fluted Water Oak Bowl
8"W x 5" H

2nd Place
Clyde Collier
Amboyna/Black Walnut
 Segmented Vase
 6"W x 11" H


3rd Place
Gary Rock
ace Rim Live Oak Bowl
9"W x 14"H

Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
1st Place
Chris Hendrix
Red Oak Bowl
8"W x 3"H

2nd Place
John Gay

Helicopter Dog House
 with turned elements



Beginner Category (Items made by beginning turners)
1st Place
Larry Wenner
Ash Bowl
6"W x 2-1/2"H
2nd Place
Larry Wenner
Ash/Walnut Lidded
 6"W x 5" H

3rd Place
Larry Wenner
Ash Hollow Form
6"W x 3"H

"Kit" Category (Items made from kits by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Shawn Pachlhofer
  Inlay Pen
2nd Place
Delia Spicer
Acrylic Pen

Other Worthy Entries

gallery photography by Paul Millo

Bill Berry (l) and Greg "Gonzo" Gonsalves (r) were June's Show & Tell judges.

Demonstration: Coring Techniques and Equipment by John King and Bill Pottorf

Ever get your hands on a really nice log and wish you could get more than two bowls out of it?  John King (above) and Bill Pottorf (next pix) demonstrated two ways to do it.

John explained how his Oneway coring system works, while Bill discussed his Kel McNaughton system. 

A good crowd was on hand at GCWA's Westchase Turning Center for the discussion.

John's Oneway system is designed to core effortlessly and produces similar shaped bowls.

You can get additional information about the Oneway system


Bill explained his McNaughton system, which he's had for about 10 years.

He has a basic set.  McNaughton has since developed a set of smaller cutting blades.

Members thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and requested that an actual coring demonstration be added to the program calendar for a future meeting.

Bill also explained the torque-arrester of the McNaughton system...

...and emphasized the importance of keeping the handle raised during the coring. You can get additional information about the McNaughton coring system at:

Shown here is the current cutting tip of the McNaughton system.  According to Bill, this tip cuts more efficiently than the original tip shown in the next picture.

This is the original cutting tip of the McNaughton system.  If you have an older McNaughton system with this type of tip, Bill suggests you regrind it to the shape shown in the previous picture.

An example of a cored set of bowls, this set with added rim segmentation.

Another set of cored bowls.

And another.  There is another (finished) cored set by Bill Pottorf in the "Other Worthy Items" section, above.

Faces in the Crowd
- Pictures with Captions

Members gathered around the Non-Judged table to check out By Reed's large vase . . . or is it a king sized Brandy Sniffer?

During the Show & Tell critique, judge Greg Gonsalves asked By for more information about his piece.

By, not being the bashful type, obliged Greg. 

It seemed that Andy Chen enjoyed By's comments.

So did everyone else!

There's always a line to check out or return videos from GCWA's Lending Library, managed by Tom Enloe.

GCWA is one of the few AAW clubs that awards ribbons for Show & Tell entries.  Here judge Bill Berry gives an item a close inspection to ensure that it meets stringent technique and design criteria.

Chris Hendrix discussed ths first place Intermediate Category red oak bowl that judge Bill Berry is holding.

Bill Berry (r) explains what led he and fellow judge Greg Gonsalves to award a ribbon to Dale Barrack's (l) pecan bowl.

Ric Taylor (r) told members how he made his sphere and stand, which was awarded a ribbon in the Advanced Cagegory..

By Reed (l) talked about his first place entry in the Advanced Category..

Although the piece did not win a ribbon, Bill Berry singled out Gene Volentine's well crafted bowl for discussion.

Gary Rock (r) took home two ribbons in the Enhanced/Segmented Category. The third place piece is displayed here by Bill Berry.

Clyce Collier was accorded second place in the Enhanced/Segmented Category for this stave-constructed vase.

And Delia Spicer, who also does an excellent job running each month's raffle, also did an excellent job making this pen, which took the second place ribbon in the Kit Category.

Faces in the Crowd - Pictures without Captions 



 candid photography by Ric Taylor, Dale Barrack, Bill Berry and Linda Bohl