Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



Club Information




February 2013 Meeting Gallery

Pictures of Derek Power's presentation on wood identification
 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
Paul Millo
Walnut Box

2"W x 6"H




Advanced Category (Items made from one piece of wood by advanced turners)
1st Place
Ed Peine
Oak Burl Bowl
15-1/2"W x 4"H
2nd Place
Jim Keller
Spalted Pecan Sculpture

23"W x 23"H

3rd Place
Larry Zarra
Magnolia Bowl
15"W x 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
Live Oak Vase on
8"W x 11" H

2nd Place
Gary Rock
White Oak Bowl
 6-1/2"W x 2" H



Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
1st Place
Glenn Ashley
Bradford Pear Hollow
4"W x 10"H

2nd Place
Larry Wenner

Maple Inside-Out
 Tea Light
3-1/2"W x 11"H

3rd Place
Frank Campbell
Cedar Hollow Form
"W x 3"H

Beginner Category (Items made by beginning turners)
1st Place
John Schlobohm
Myrtle Bowl
7-1/2"W x 3"H

2nd Place
Stephen Sear
Pecan Bowl
14-1/2"W x 4"H

3rd Place
Stephen Sear
Olive Bowl
4"W x 2"H

"Kit" Category (Items made from kits by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Ken Swink
Acrylic Pen

2nd Place
Doug Davis

Cartridge Pen
3rd Place
Don fluker
Stabilized Box Elder
 Bottle Stopper

President's Challenge - Boxes
1st Place
Kai Muenzer
Tilted Lid Box
3-1/2"W x 5"H

2nd Place
Bill Pottorf
Maple Ring Box
1-1/2"W x 2-4/4"H
3rd Place
Peter Miao
Spectra Ply/Figured Birch
2"W x 3-1/2"H

Other Worthy Entries

gallery photography by Paul Millo

Shawn Pachlhofer and Lane Bradford were February's Show & Tell judges.


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

A new meeting place--the Sosa Community Center!

A picture of the entrance.

New meeting place, or not, some things never change--like the friendly greeting visitors receive form Ed Peine, left.

Another thing that doesn't change, regardless of the meeting place, is the hot pot of coffee waiting for members when they arrive...and donuts too!

It's also true that there will be an announcement of two from current GCWA president, Reggie Keith.

A favorite activity at GCWA meetings is hanging around the Show & Tell tables and checking out the "stuff."

More "stuff."

The Library and librarian, Tom Enloe (r) are also fixtures at every meeting... is the raffle. (check out the head piece on Georgene behind the table).

Just chumming around is fun too.

Demonstration: Wood Identification by Derek Powers

Derek Powers knows wood.  He grew up in East Texas and all East Texans know their wood!

Derek shared his knowledge with members at February's meeting. Several of the pictures in this section do a good job of depicting the inside of the Sosa Community Center

Another overview of the inside of the Sosa Community Center.

Derek also helped members understand where in Texas wood species grow.





We didn't catch the question, but someone responded1

So did Greg Gonsalves.

Faces in the Crowd
-- Part 2 (Show & Tell Award Recipients)


Bill Berry, MC for Show & Tell, with Frank Campbell

Larry Wenner

Glenn Ashley

Jim Keller with one of his Wheel sculptures.

Jim Keller with TWO of his wheel scuptures.

Pete Copeland


Don fluker

Doug Davis

 candid photography by Ric Taylor