Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



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August 2013 Meeting Gallery

Pictures of Dennis Ford's demonstration on turning a footed bowl
 and "Faces in the Crowd" are at the bottom of this page.

SWAT 2-for-1 Raffle Donation (This item was donated by Bill Berry to the 2013 SWAT 2-for-1 Raffle)
SWAT Raffle Donation
Bill Berry
Enhanced Lidded
 Hollow Form
 gold leaf applied, and
 butterflies airbrushed
 on, then top coated with
 lacquer...and one 3D
 butterfly added to rim
~5"W x ~12"H

Nice job, Bill!

Bill Berry displays the enhanced hollow form he donated to the 2013 SWAT Raffle.



Advanced Category (Items made from one piece of wood by advanced turners)
1st Place
Don Fluker
Flame Box Elder
 Hollow Form
7"W x 7"H
2nd Place
Andy Chen
Cocobolo Box
4"W x 2"H

3rd Place
Janice Levi
Winged Mahogany Box
7"W x 3-3/4"H

Enhanced/Segmented Category
(Items that incorporate embellishment or made from more than one piece of material by advanced turners)
1st Place
Pete Copeland
Found Wood Vase
5"W x 13" H

2nd Place
Stephan Sear
Mesquite/Pecan Bowl
 12-1/2"W x 6" H


3rd Place
Janice Levi
Cedar Elm Bowl

9"W x 2-1/2"H

Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
1st Place
John Schlobohm
Mesquite Bowl
6"W x 1-1/2"H

2nd Place
Shawn Pachlhofer

Silver Maple Bowl
12"W x 3"H

3rd Place
Kai Muenzer
Bowl on Pedestal
 8"W x 3"H

Beginner Category (Items made by beginning turners)
1st Place
Scott Haddix
Walnut Urn
6-1/2"W x 13"H

2nd Place
Bill Stein
Osage Orange Bowl
10"W x 2-1/2"H

President's Challenge - Jewelry
1st Place
Delbert Pond

2nd Place
anice Levi
Necklace & Earrings
3rd Place
Glenn Ashley

Other Worthy Entries

gallery photography by Paul Millo

Mack DeBose and Jesse Kendall were August's Show & Tell judges.


Faces in the Crowd -- Part 1 (more "Faces" below)

GCWA president, Don Fluker, got the meeting started with announcements..

As is usual with GCWA meetings, there was a good turn out and a very diverse display of items for Show & Tell.

Clyde Collier checks out one of Bill Berry's enhanced hollow forms on the Enhanced/Segmented table.

Ed Spicer and Shawn Pachlhofer (l.) discuss Ed's piece while David Welch (r.) checks out another.

Ed explains his pyrography technique to Shawn, who seemed quite impressed.

New member, Robert Hodge, checks out the wall thickness of a hollow form on the Advanced table.

GCWA's Lending Libray is always busy.  Here John McCaskill is returning borrowed training videos.

Steven Driver and Tom Enloe, Librarian, discuss videos that might improvep Steven's technique .

The RAFFLE QUEEN, Linda Bohl, holds up a special raffle item--a Husqvarna electric chain saw.

And who won the saw--none other than the Queen of Enhancement--Paula Haymond, who will undoubtedly use it to enhance her next turning!

David Welch and Mack DeBose are shown here engaged in what appears to be deep thought.

This is a very unusual picture--it's Ric Taylor taking a (well deserved) break from taking candid pictures for the website and the newletter! Ric is GCWA's principal candid photographer.

Members will immediately recognize this person as will many woodturners around Texas. It's Luna Ford, one of GCWA's founding members--and still going strong!

Doug Grissom with Georgene Huckeba, one of our Raffle Princesses!

And here is another cute Raffle Princess, whose name is withheld because she's a minor!.

Demonstration: Turning a Footed Bowl by Dennis Ford

Dennis Ford demonstrated how to easily add feet to a turned bowl for the August demonstration..

Dennis is a an accomplished turner who is comfortable in a teaching role.

He works quickly, but stops often to explain he's doing..

Dennis brought along a first-turned bowl, which he mounted and trued up the tendon before turning to final thickness.

GCWA's A/V system, coordinated by Tom Irven and Lane Bradford, ensures "everyone has a good seat."

Dennis travels a long way to participate in GCWA meetings.  He lives in Lufkin, which is 140 miles from Houston--that's dedication!

Two camera support the A/V system, one on a mobile dolly and one on an overhead boom.

Dennis made a final sheer scrape before reversing the bowl to finalize the foot.

Dennis discussed three methods of creating the feet: a coping saw, a power sander, and a small grinder.

Here's the completed piece before Dennis carved the feet.

Coping Saw.

Small Grinder (Dennis uses a Proxxon grinder)

His grinder is equipped with an Arbortech Mini-Industrial blade.

The third approach to creating the feet is a power sander.  All three methods could be used on the same piece.

Ta-da!  Done (for demonstrations purposes).

Faces in the Crowd
-- Part 2 - Recipients of Show & Tell Awards (not all award recipients pictured)

Scott Haddix
1st Place, Beginner

Kai Muenzer
3rd Place, Intermediate

Shawn Pachlhofer
2nd Place, Intermediate

John Schlobohm
1st Place, Intermediate

Janice Levi
3rd Place, Enhanced
3rd Place, Advanced
2nd Place, Pres. Challenge

Andy Chen
2nd Place, Advanced

Don Fluker (and GCWA president)
1st Place, Advanced

Stephan Sear
2nd Place, Enhanced

Pete Copeland
1st Place, Enhanced

Delbert Pond
1st Place, Pres. Challenge

 candid photography by Ric Taylor and Dale Barrack