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About Front Range Woodturners

We are the Denver area chapter of the AAW (American Association of Woodturners) serving Woodturners throughout Colorado's Front Range.

We help Woodturners gain experience by providing monthly demonstrations with Professional Turners, a library, mentoring, a Ladies group (Ladies of the Lathe) and Youth mentoring, etc.

Everyone is welcome to join us at one of our monthy meetings to see what we are all about.

Our Next Meeting

Monthly Meeting

We meet on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:15 to 9:00 PM in the basement of Rockler Woodworking and Hardware.
Visitors and new members are always welcome.

Tuesday, June 5th

Our demonstrator for June is Christian Brisepierre who will demo oval turning using the Vicmarc VOD (Vicmarc Oval Device). Christian is the owner of Woodworkers Emporium in Las Vegas and is quite an accomplished turner. Christian will also be giving a demo to the RMWT club on Thursday.

Demo Description:Eliptical Turning.


Elliptical turning or oval turning has been around since the early 1600, had declined in the middle of the last century but seems to have a bit of a revival thanks to woodturners such as Dale Larson and others. Christian will use his Vicmarc VOD to demonstrate oval turning. A few subjects he will talk about:

  • Different oval chucks
  • Round turning vs. Oval turning and limitations
  • Tools used and other useful items
  • Work holding challenges and a few solutions
  • Combining Oval and round turning


Many thanks to the May Clean Up Crew Volunteers: Danny King, Gary Watkins, and Dana Seymour.

The May Clean Up Crew is: Bob Carver (his 2nd time this year), Grove Brown, Vern DeGroot (his 2nd time this year).

New Members

There were no new members in May.



The May Newsletter is now avaliable.

Turning Challenge

The turning challenge for May was Anything with a Twist. The winners were:

    Beginner: John Petersen
    Intermediate: Ed Lippert
    Advanced: no entries

The turning challenge for June is Saturn Bowl.

Everyone is encouraged to bring in a turned piece to share in the Instant Gallery, regardless of the turning challenge for that month.

The form for entering a piece in the show and tell of challenge is available as a single entry, or double entry form.

Facebook Pages

Have you heard? We have a couple of Facebook pages!

FRWT Facebook Page

Front Range Woodturners facebook page has information about upcoming events, pictures of demos, and other general information about our club. Be sure to follow us!

LotL Facebook Page

Ladies of the Lathe also has their own facebook page with pictures of their events and notification of upcoming sessions!


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