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November 2014 Meeting Gallery

Pictures of Fog Tanner's demonstration on turning kitchen utensils
  with a skew 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
Pete Copeland
Segmented Hollow Form
walnut, oak, mahogany
8
"W x 12"H
 
Pete Copeland with his Best of Show Segmented hollow form.   This is Pete's first Best of Show (but probably not his last!)
 

 

Advanced Category (Items made from one piece of wood by advanced turners)
1st Place
Bill Pottorf
Mahogany cane

 
2nd Place
Larry Zarra
Mesquite hollow form
5 3/4"W x 4 1/2"H

3rd Place
Doug Davis
Elm Bowl
14 3/4 "W x 2 1/2"H

Enhanced/Segmented Category
(Items that incorporate embellishment or made from more than one piece of material by all turners)
1st Place
Gary Rock
Bird houses from
 various woods

 

2nd Place
Rebecca DeGroot
Walnut sculpture
 
6"W x 16"H


 

3rd Place
Bill Pittman
Maple/Walnut/Wenge vase

8"W x 12"H

Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
1st Place
Bill Pittman
Hackberry hollow form
10"W x 5"H

2nd Place
Linda Bohl-Berry

Mahogany Bowl
6"W x 2"H

3rd Place
Jesse Kendall
Apple Bowl
 10"W x 5 1/2"H

"Kit" Category (Items made from kits by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Shawn Pachlhofer
Laser-cut Eagle Pen

 
2nd Place
George Kabacinski

Zebrawood ring
3rd Place
Linda Bohl-Berry

Antler pen

President's Challenge - Pen Exchange
1st Place
John Schlobohm
Blackwood box with
 GCWA log pen

 
2nd Place
Doug Grissom

Mesquite pen
3rd Place
George Kabacinski
Balloon pen

Honorable Mentions and Other Worthy Entries

Advance Honorable Mention
Glenn Ashley

Advanced Honorable Mention
Larry Zarra

Enhanced/Segmented Honorable Mention
Pete Copeland

President's Challenge Honorable Mention
Shawn Pachlhofer

gallery photography by Paul Millo

Judges
Lane Bradford and Wayne Stanfield were November's Show & Tell judges.
 
     

 

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

There was a good selection in the November Show and Tell gallery.

Clyde Collier and Marty Kaminsky talk woodturning.

Only woodturners check the wall thickness!

Wayne Stanfield, Lane Bradford and Marty Kaminsky at the Show and Tell table

Santa made a (pre-Thanksgiving) appearance

Robert Frost and Bill Pottorf

Hunter Malson and David  Welch checking out the latest app.

Ric Taylor signs up for a HOW (hands-on workshop) class.

A good Empty Bowl contribution this month.

Dale Barrack (l) and Pete Copeland (r) discussing management of the web site. Pete will be taking over from Dale in 2015. Dale built the website and has managed it for 10 years.

Ric Taylor and Ed Peine share a light moment.

Larry Zarra talks with Bill Lewis about the upcoming Al Stirt workshops while George Kabacinski keeps track of signups.

"You can't win if you don't but some tickets!" The raffles at GCWA meetings are always fun...and rewarding.

Grady Widdon won Bill Berry's  air-brushed bowl in the raffle.

 Greg Gonsalves with David Mausolf, who won Greg's turning in the raffle.


Demonstration: Turning Kitchen Utensils with a Skew by Fog Tanner


Fog Tanner was our demonstrator at November's meeting.  Fog is an expert with a skew and he showed us how to create kitchen utensils using (mostly) a skew chisel. 


Fog didn't waste any time getting to work.  His first project was a "spurtle" which Fog said is used for stirring.

It was a real education watching Fog use the skew.  He has several different hand-holds to control his skew, one of which is shown above.

Here's the "spurtle" nearing completion.

And here is the finished "spurtle." It was amazingly smooth even though Fog did not sand it.  Nice job!


Fog's demonstration was captured using two different cameras and shown on two different LCD monitors so all could see.  Esteban Churin manned one of the cameras.

fog's next project was a ladle.  He showed patterns that he uses to cut the ladle blanks on a band saw before mounting the blanks for turning.

As always, the meeting was well attended.

Here are the patterns along with two finished spatulas.

Here are two different size spatulas turned by Fog.


Fog also showed how to make as measuring spoon.  Here he using a pattern to ensure the spoon head will fit in a special chuck.

Shaping the handle area.

Once the spoon body is cut and removed from the lathe, it is cut in half on a band saw, which produces two measuring spoon blanks.

A measuring spoon blank is mounted into a hand-made pressure chuck for further refinement.

All that's left to do now is to shape the inside of the measuring spoon, sand it and give it a coat of finish.  It was a good demonstration by a real master of the skew.


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

Jesse Kendall
3rd Place, Intermediate

Linda Bohl-Berry
2nd, Intermediate
(Shown with Bill Berry, MC of Show & Tell)

Bill Pittman
1st Place, Intermediate
(Bill also won 3rd place in the Enhanced/Segmented category)

Doug Davis
3rd Place, Advanced

Larry Zarra
2nd Place, Advanced

Bill Pottorf
1st Place, Advanced

Glenn Ashley
Honorable Mention, Advanced

Rebecca DeGroot
2nd Place,
Enhanced/Segmented

Gary Rock
First Place, Enhanced/Segmented

Pete Copeland
Honorable Mention,
Enhanced/Segmented
(Pete also won the Best of Show Award)

 

George Kabacinski
2nd Place, Kits

 

Shawn Pachlhofer
1st Place, Kits
(Shawn also took home an Honorable Mention in the President's Challenge)

 


 candid photography by Ric Taylor and Dale Barrack