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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, October 2nd

Our demonstrator for October is Allen Jensen from the Rocky Mountain Woodturners club.

Demo Description:Finishing Turning a Dry Bowl Blank

I will concentrate on the techniques to finish turn a kiln dried bowl blank. I will cover tool techniques to achieve a clean cut, smooth surface to reduce sanding, talk about design, and adding decorative elements to bowls. I will also cover efficient sanding techniques and reverse mounting options.


Many thanks to the Septmber Clean Up Crew: Steven Balchunas, Gary Watkins, and Scott Highland.

The October Clean Up Crew is: Don Prorak, Gary Cantrell, and Keith Motzner.

New Members

There was one new Member in September - Darla Lanfair.

Remember to bring any unsuspecting acquaintance, and you can receive a gift card if they sign up!

Special Notice

Segmented Woodturners Symposium

The 6th Segmented Woodturners Symposium is October 12-14 in St. Louis, MO. More info can be found at: www.segmentedwoodturners.org

FRW Sale / Swap Meet

Mark your calendars for Saturday October 6th when FRW will hold its first Member Sale and Swap Meet in the basement of Rocklers. If you have any unused wood, tools, or jigs that you want to get rid of, reserve a table and bring them down to Rockler and either sell them or swap with another member for something else. Note: good wood only! Leave your firewood at home.

There is no cost to reserve a table and no admission fee. The only agreement is that whatever you sell, you agree to donate 10% of your total sales to the PHEOG program. We will work on the honor system so you must keep track of your sales throughout the day (or count the money in your pocket at the end of the day and give us 10%).

We will have a signup sheet at the September meeting if you want to reserve a table. Feel free to share a table with a buddy if you want! The more the merrier.


An election is a process in which people vote to choose a person or group of people to hold an official position.

Club elections are coming up in a few months, be thinking what position YOU would like to volunteer for! It would be nice to have an actual election where we can vote for candidates instead of just one name per spot (no offense intended to the current Board as I think they are doing a fantastic job).

The official description for each position is in our Bylaws starting on page 5. The Bylaws are on our website under the CLUB INFORMATION tab. Feel free to talk to the current Officer or Chair to ask them any questions you may have.

In addition, next year there are a few positions that we would like to have backup or assistants for. These are people that would help out at meetings when the regular Chair person can’t make it. Assistants would be given a different colored name tag and be trained by the Chair. These positions are vital to help our meeting run smoothly. We would like to have Assistant Chair positions for:

  • Coffee
  • Membership
  • Wood Raffle
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • *Website
*If you would like to help out with the website now, Mark Hanson will work with them on getting an account set up if they want to do any of the HTML.



The October Newsletter is now avaliable.

Turning Challenge

The turning challenge for August was a bowl in one of the 3 styles demo'd by Keith Gotschall. The winners were:

    Beginner: Robyn Herman (2nd Time this year!)
    Intermediate: Kim Komitor (2 months in a row!)
    Advanced: Bear Limvere

The turning challenge for September is Tri-Corner Bowl with a Lid.

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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