Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



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December 2014 Meeting Gallery

At December's meeting everybody got a chance to talk about their piece of the month

Best of Show (the best of the best of the best...)

Best of Show
Janice Levi
Neclace of assorted woods

Janice Levi with her Best of Show peice. At the meeting Janice shared with the group that she has been selected to present at the 2015 AAW meeting in Pittsburgh. Congrats Janice!



Advanced Category (Items made from one piece of wood by advanced turners)
1st Place
Don Fluker
Box elder
14W x 6.5"H
2nd Place
Bill Lewis
Maple box
3"W x47"H

3rd Place
Bill Lewis

Maple box

5"W x 3"H

Enhanced/Segmented Category
(Items that incorporate embellishment or made from more than one piece of material by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Kai Muenzer 

 Magnolia Sculpture

10"W x 7" H

2nd Place
Janice Levi

Assorted jewelry


3rd Place
Delbert Pond
multi-wood box

5"W x 3" H

Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
1st Place
Scott Haddix

Maple long-stemmed goblet
2.25W x 13"H

2nd Place
Frank Campbell

Pollarded Mulberry

9"W x 1"H

3rd Place
Frank Campbell
Pacific Yew Bowl
9"W x 1"H

Beginner Category (Items made by beginning turners)
1st Place
Don Stocking
box of unknown wood
3"W x4 "H

2nd Place
Don Stocking

Walnut bowl
9"W x 4"H
3rd Place
Dennis Hoffer

Box Elder Gobletl
2.75"W x 12"H

"Kit" Category (Items made from kits by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Shawn Pachlhoffer
Box elder tap handle

2 "W x 12 "H


2nd Place
Scott Haddix

Walnut salt and pepper mills 2.75 "W x 11.25 "H

3rd Place
John Webber

cherry ice cream scoop   1.5 "W x 7.25 "H


Honorable Mentions and Other Worthy Entries

Honorable Mention
Don Fluker

President's Challenge Honorable Mention
Delbert Pond

 Other Worthy Entries

gallery photography by Paul Millo

Glenn Ashley and Dave Barziza were our Show & Tell judges for the December meeting.


December presentation was an extended show and tell

Its time to pay up for next year

Jonathon Bartz hangs an ornament on the tree

Its beginning to look  a lot like Christmas

Chuck Graham gets direction from Shawn Pachlhoffer

A holiday discussion of woodturning  

Peter Milo and Tommy Jo get a good seat for the presentation

Rene Gonzalez and Frank Campbell

The club Santa, er, Presidnet


The December turnout

Andy Chen and Ed Piene enjoy a moment

Luna Ford..

Bill Lewis (this is the winter goatee section)

Fog Tanner with a 21-axis turning (!).

A  new member not wearing a name tag. (We'll get the name next time)

Kai explains the jig he used


Santa is a Saints fan

Mrs Claus at her last raffle

Rebecca DeGroot and her latest sculpture. Careful!

Mike Breland shares with the group.


A man and his tap handle

Rene Gonzales and his ornament

Jance and some of her terrific pyrography

A holiday-themed raffle table

George Kabacinski makes a few announcements

The empty bowls just keep coming Doug Grissom co-ordinates


Another fine group of ornaments for exchanging

Be sure to check your tickets carefully.

Nanette and Kevin Turko.  Members who have maintained their membership even though they now live in Colorado

Georgene Huckeba Don Fluker


Linda Bohl-Berry and John Schlobohm.

Bill Berry at the mic .

. . Scott Haddix hss a long stem.

This is what Santa carries his gifts in

 candid photography by Ric Taylor and Dale Barrack