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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, September 3rd

Our September demonstrator is Lary Fox.

Demo Description:Threaded Inserts for Lidded Boxes and Urns

A fellow woodturner, Milo Scott of Monument, makes wooden threaded inserts in four different sizes out of hard maple. Larry will demonstrate how to apply these inserts to a lidded box or urn resulting in a screw-on lid that will align the grain pattern of the lid and body perfectly. As with almost all woodturning projects mistakes can occur at any step of the process. Larry will purposefully make the mistakes at each step and show how they can be fixed along the way and still end up with a perfectly aligned grain pattern of lid to base.


Many thanks to the August Clean Up Crew: Sonny Jones (3rd time this year!), Gene Wentworth, Don Prorak (3rd time this year!)

The September Clean Up Crew is: Scott Thomsen, Jeff Hill, Lloyd Patterson

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

Special Notice

Rocky Mountain Woodturning Symposium

2019 is the 21st year for the RMWT Symposium. Participants can select from over 42 rotations given by some of the best woodturners in the world. The presentations will have something for everyone, from the beginner to the professional. Come and get your Symposium “fix” and attend a local symposium in your own backyard.

The Symposium website has been redesigned and updated. The Symposium will be held September 13th-15th, and registration is open now. Register before August 15th and get a discount. For more information visit

LOVE, Inc Empty Bowls fundraiser – Earl Waibel

It is once again time to collect small turned bowls for the "Empty Bowl" fundraiser for our local chapter of Love, INC.

Love, INC is a national charity with local chapters supported by many woodturning clubs. Love, INC, provides emergency services, food, lodging, transportation, etc. to people in need as well as transitioning services to help stop the poverty circle.

For their annual fundraiser, Love, INC has a banquet where every attendee receives an empty bowl, signifying poverty. Most of the bowls are pottery or ceramic, but for the past 5 years or so our club has provided them with turned bowls as well. The bowls should be 4 or 5 inches in diameter, give or take, with no lid.

We will be collecting bowls at the August and September meetings (their fundraiser is Oct 5th).


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.



The September Newsletter is now avaliable.

Turning Challenge

The turning challenge for August was a bug. The winners were:

    Beginner: Jennifer Gerwig
    Intermediate: Ken Rollins
    Advanced: John Montague

The turning challenge for September is a repaired 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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