Gulf Coast Woodturners Association



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March 2015 Meeting Gallery

Best of Show (the best of the best of the best...)
Best of Show
Pete Copeland
Maple and Wenge Hollow Form

17 x 13


Pete Copeland, holding his winning hollow form.



Advanced Category (Items made from one piece of wood by advanced turners)
1st Place
Janice Levi
Ambrosia Maple bowl


3.5 x13

2nd Place
Janice Levi
Pine platter

2 x 11

3rd Place
Mike Stall
Hollow Form


16 x 6

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

9 x 4

2nd Place
Gary Rock
Silver maple bowl

4.5 x 11.5

3rd Place
Rich Steber
square platter

1 x 8

Intermediate Category (Items made by intermediate turners)
1st Place
Francisco Castro
Hollow form with base

6 x 10

2nd Place
Rick Steber

 birch hollow form

5 x 4


3rd Place
Jesse kendal

 mequite bowl

7 x 12

"Kit" Category (Items made from kits by turners of all levels)
1st Place
Kai Muenzer
salt and pepper mills

11 x 2.75

2nd Place
John Gay

pizza cutters

20 inches long
3rd Place
John Gay

rolling pin

3.25 x 26

President's Challenge - Collaborative work
1st Place
Janice Levi and Dave Mueller

pendant  2.5 inches

2nd Place
Ed Piene, Greg Gonsolves, Don Fluke

mesquite hollow form

22 x 13
3rd Place
John Schlobohm et al.

alumnite pens


Honorable Mentions and Other Worthy Entries

Honorable Mention
Pete Copeland

Enhanced/segmented Honorable Mention
Ben Ball




gallery photography by Paul Millo

Scott Njaa and Dave Barziza were the Show & Tell judges for the March meeting


Demonstration: March was jig and fixtures month!

Lane Bradford shows off his mini-lathe cabinet.

Chuck Graham's device for simply removing the tailstock

Ric Taylor showed us his band saw jig

Jim Lewis uses these to check if the tenon will fit in his chucks

This is Don Fluker's version of the same thing
Georgene Huckeba showed her sharpening jig (made by Luna Ford)
Bill Berry showed his version of an off-center chuck

Tom Enloe's spindle steady

Steve LaGrue shared his vacuum jig for hold a piece while carvin

Larry Zarra and his home-made hollowing rig

A line of jigs and fixtures


Faces in the Crowd --

. Cheap at twice the price!

New member Tad Nott talks with long-standing member Bill Berry

Kai Muenzer will take your money!

The slate of candidates who will stand for election to the board

Tom Enloe manages the library.

A good group as always

Barbara and Jon Gaynor.

Larry Zarra and Steve LaGrue check put an enhanced piece
Ed Peine and Ric Taylor making sure the bottom is as nice as the top

Larry Zarra and Francisco Castro have a chat over the show and tell table

Checking out the jigs

Checking out the fixtures

Linda Bohl-Berry and Pete Copeland admire a pine platter.
We are getting close to our goal of 200 donations to Empty Bowls this year. Keep them comin!


 candid photography by Dale Barrack and Ric Taylor