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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, February 6th

Our demonstrator for February is Professional Woodturner, Demonstrator, and Instructor Glen Lucas. from Ireland

Demo Description:Dublin Viking Thin Wall Bowl.


This simple elegant bowl is based on one made in the eleventh century by the Vikings which was recently discovered under the streets of Dublin in Ireland.

The intricate closed form of this piece can help to perfect the techniques which are useful in all aspect of turning. We will take a look at selecting the right tools for the job and then mastering the cuts. From quickly rough shaping a piece to achieving a smooth surface and fluid curves straight from the bowl gouge. The closed form adds quite a challenge to getting around the bottom of the bowl with the gouge especially with the thinner wall. I can show you how to modify a gouge to make the final pass at the bottom leaving very little sanding. Negative Rake scrapers will also be discussed and their benefits.

Glenn has his own Signature Line of tools that are available through Craft Supplies, and he has produced 5 DVD’s (the club library has them all). More information can be found at: http://glennlucaswoodturning.com/.

Glenn is also teaching a class on Wednesday after our meeting. That class is full with a wait list – thank you to all that signed up.


Many thanks to the January Clean Up Crew Volunteers: Bob Carver, Gene Wentworth, Dan Raatz.

The February Clean Up Crew is: John Petersen, Dana Seymour, Steven Balchunas.



The January Newsletter is now avaliable.

Turning Challenge

The turning challenge for January was Anything made from a cast blank. The winners were:

    Beginner: Larry Abrams and Brad Herman - OUR FIRST TIE!
    Intermediate: No Entries
    Advanced: Bob Franklin

The turning challenge for February is Boxes.

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.

Special Notice

PHEOG Applications

Applications must be submitted by Feb 15th, and winners will be announced at the March meeting. Remember that you can apply for a grant as an individual or for a school. The eForm application is available here.

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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