Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



Club Information




January 2015 Meeting Gallery

Best of Show (the best of the best of the best...)
Best of Show
Glen Ashley
Hollow Form
with turned and painted base

4.25 x 6.25


Glen Ashely, holding his winning hollow form.



Advanced Category (Items made from one piece of wood by advanced turners)
1st Place
Pete Copeland
Bradford Pear Vase


6.5 x 12

2nd Place
Glenn Ashley
Maple bowl

8.75 x 3

3rd Place
Steve LaGrue
Pecan Hollow Form


6.5 x 5.5

Enhanced/Segmented Category
(Items that incorporate embellishment or made from more than one piece of material by advanced turners)
1st Place
Gary Rock
Fishing lure box

2 x 4.5

2nd Place
Francisco Castro
willow hollow form

4.75 x 4


3rd Place
Pete Copeland

7.5 x 8.75

Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
1st Place
Francisco Castro
lidded Box cocobolo/mrytle
3.75 x 10.75





Beginner Category (Items made by beginning turners)
1st Place
Lawrence Rayborn
pecan bowl

10.75 x 3.75

2nd Place
Chuck Graham


3rd Place
Chuck Graham



"Kit" Category (Items made from kits by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Ron Blakemore
M3 Pen

2nd Place
Ron Blakemore
M3 Pen
3rd Place
Kai Muenzer

pepper mill

2.25 x 10.75

President's Challenge - Miniatures
1st Place
Don Fluker
mesquite bowl
8.5 x 5.5
2nd Place
Don Fluker
big leaf maple bowl
5.75 x 1.5
3rd Place
Ed Piene

walnut bowl

5.25 x 1.75

Honorable Mentions and Other Worthy Entries

Enhanced/segmented Honorable Mention
Pete Copeland

Enhanced/segmented Honorable Mention
Francisco Castro




gallery photography by Paul Millo

Paula Hammond and Scott Njaa and were January's Show & Tell judges.


Faces in the Crowd --

It's time to pay your dues. Cheap at twice the price!

Woodturning talk before the presentation

A view of the Show & Tell table

John Schlobohm has taken over the raffle.

George Kabacinski  has some announcements

A good group as always

Esteban Churin has the video under control.

some interesting items on the non-judged table.



Demonstration: a three-side box by Bill Lewis

Bill Lewis showed members how to turn a three-sided box.

Starting with a pre-turned cylinder, Bill found the center

A sketch on the whiteboard shows us where we are headed.

Re-centering on one of the three new positions

Bill uses a large spindle roughing gouge to shape the outside

a three-side form

parting the two pieces

measuring the depth

Hollowing the bottom 

this is the tool Bill likes for hollowing the boxes

turning the rim.

safety tape

fitting the top

final turning of the top



 candid photography by  Dale Barrack