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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, March 5th

Our demonstrator for February is is professional woodturner Alan Lacer who will demo how to use and make a Hook Tool.

Demo Description:

In this demo Alan will explain the hook tool as a solution to the problem of cleanly working end-grain hollowing. Following a short demonstration of cutting with a hook tool, Alan will make a simple but very functional hook tool. He will also demonstrate several versions of a hook tool such as a ring tool.


Many thanks to the February Clean Up Crew: Sonny Jones (for his own demo!), Henry Williams, and Gene Wentworth.

The February Clean Up Crew is: Don Prorak Bruce Perry Danny King.

New Members

There was seven new members in February!

  • Holly Hares
  • Joshua Scharfenberger
  • Michael Reese
  • Raleigh Lockhart
  • FAMILY: Richard & Donna Aldrich
  • FAMILY: Amanda Mathew & Amelia Gentile
  • FAMILY: Geoffrey Mandell & Christine Short

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

Board Meeting

The next Quarterly Board Meeting will be Saturday, March 30th at 9:00 AM in the basement of Rockler. Everyone is welcome, and there are usually donuts!

Special Notice

PHEOG Applications

Applications have been submitted and recipients will be announced at the March 5th meeting.



The March Newsletter is now avaliable.

Turning Challenge

The turning challenge for February was Segmented Pen. The winners were:

    Beginner: Stephen Gilmartin
    Intermediate: Mike Skiba
    Advanced: Ed Jones

The turning challenge for February is Vortex 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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