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October 2014 Meeting Gallery

Pictures of Tom Enloe's presentation on thin stem turning
 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
John Schlobohm
Sycamore Bowl
11-1/2"W x 2-1/2"H
2nd Place
Kai Muenzer
Magnolia Sculpture
5-1/2"W x 9-3/4"H

3rd Place
Dale Barrack
Walnut Hollow Form
6-1/2"W x 4"H

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

 
1st Place
John Schlobohm
Dyed Sycamore Bowl
10-3/4"W x 4" H
 

2nd Place
Gary Rock
 Black Gum Hollow Form
 6-1/2"W x 3-1/2" H


 

3rd Place
Bill Lewis
Painted Cherry Bowl
7-1/4"W x 1-1/2" H
 

Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
1st Place
Rebecca DeGroot
Curley Maple Platter
9"W x 1"H

2nd Place
Francisco Castro

Spalted Oak Hollow
 Form
9-1/2"W x 3"H

 

 

Beginner Category (Items made by beginning turners)
1st Place
Esteban Churin
Sweet Gum Open Form
7"W x 4-1/4"H

 


 
   

"Kit" Category (Items made from kits by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Linda Bohl
Antler/Bullet Pen
 
2nd Place
Bill Lewis
Cherry Peppermill
2-1/2"W x 6-1/4"H
3rd Place
John Schlobohm
Humming Bird Feeder
2-3/4"W x 7-1/4"H

President's Challenge - Platters
1st Place
Rebecca DeGroot
Walnut Platter
13"W x 1"H

 
2nd Place
Kai Muenzer
Spalted Hackberry
 Platter
15-3/4"W x 1-1/4"H
3rd Place
Bill Lewis
Maple Platters
10"W x 1"H

gallery photography by Paul Millo

Judges
Steve LeGrue and Jim Keller were October's Show & Tell judges.
 
     

 

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

  October seems brings out the kid is everyone and October's meeting was no exception, In fact, It was a SPOOKTACULAR meeting!

For goodies, there was a truckload of wood to choose from. That's almost as good as getting a full-sized Hershey Bar for Halloween!

 


But instead of getting it free, members purchased the wood and proceeds helped fund a new GCWA scholarship fund.  (See more, below.)

The Tool Swap table featured some nice items, also.

Another shot of the Tool Swap table.

GCWA club president, Don Fluker confers with former board member Dave Barziza.

Someone brought a box of old American Woodturner magazines.  Here, Clyde Collier looks on as Greg Gonsalves flips the pages..

Fog Tanner and John Schlobohm talk turning.

Bill Berry and Andy Chen flipped pages in the old AAW magazine as well.

Jesse Kendall and Doug Grissom share a laugh.

Since our club librarian was presenting a demo at October's meeting and had to get ready for it, Barbara Gaynor handled transactions--with a smile, too!

Lane Bradford seemed to get a real kick out of buying tickets for the raffle.

 


As usual, the October Raffle was another great one.  With Diane Alton drawing the tickets and Linda Bohl announcing the selection, it's a winning team handling the raffle.  (Linda also plans the raffle and acquires the items.)

John McCaskill's ticket was the first to be drawn so he got the choice of anything on the raffle table.  He wisely chose a new gouge.

One of the busiest tables at October's meeting was the HOW table, the new name for Local Classes.  HOW stands for Hands On Workshops.  George Kabacinski is the driving force behind the club's busy HOW schedule.

Don Fluker, club president, got the meeting started with general announcements.

George Kabacinski, vice president, discussed the availability of HOW (Hands On Workshops) planned through the first half of 2015.

 


Lane Bradford, club secretary, discussed the new GCWA scholarship program  Since the program is open only to club members, details can be found on the Member-Only Forum.

Don also reminded members that the Woodworking Show was coming up soon and that Greg Gonsalves would coordinate GCWA's participation.

Dale Barrack is one of the club's two principal candid photographers and also Creative Director of the GCWA website.  Ric Taylor is the other (and better in Dale's opinion) candid photographer.

 

Demonstration: Turning a Thin Stem Goblet by Tom Enloe


Tom Enloe is an inventive kind of guy. At October's meeting, Tom demonstrated how to turn a thin stem goblet using a jig he built. 


The jig steadies the cup portion of the goblet while the stem is turned.  The jig attaches to a live center with a nut.

Here Tom shows how the cup fits into the jig.

And here's a view of the unfinished goblet blank held in a chuck with the cup nestled in the jig

The jig is designed in two pieces and is held together by two bolts.


For this demonstration, Tom brought a partially completed goblet to work on.  He explained that he completely finishes the cup portion (sanding & finish) before moving on to the stem.

Tom is a native Texan and has an easy going approach when presenting.

The main hall at the Sosa Community Center where the club currently meets monthly.

Developing the stem, one inch at a time.

Tom has a steady hand when it comes to turning thin  pieces.  There is a link to his personal Gold Gallery (below) that displays some of his intricate pieces.


Nearing completion . . .

Completing the base.

Parting off the goblet

Tom answered questions both before and after his demonstration..

Member's appreciated his presentation.


Doug Grissom looks at a early stage goblet.

And Jerry Leist holds one that is a bit further along in the process.

Here's a picture of the partially completed goblet that Tom started his demonstration with.  He used a traditional steady rest up to this point.

And here is a completed goblet that is still attached to the tendon.
 

 

You can see more of Tom Enloe's turnings by clicking here.


Faces in the Crowd
-- Part 2 (Show & Tell Award Recipients - not all recipients are pictured)

Esteban Churin
First Place,
Beginner

Francisco Castro
Second Place,
Intermediate

Rebecca DeGroot,
First Place,
Intermediate

Dale Barrack,
Third Place,
Advanced

Kai Muenzer,
Second Place,
Advanced.

John Schlobohm
First Place,
Advanced Category

Gary Rock
Second Place,
Enhanced/Segmented

Bill Lewis,
Third Place,
Enhanced/Segmented

Rebecca DeGroot,
First Place,
President's Challenge

Linda Bohl,
First Place,
Kit Category


candid photography by Ric Taylor & Dale Barrack