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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 3rd

Our demonstrator for October is Rudy Lopez.

Demo Description: Square to round Bowls, Vases, and Hollow Forms.

Denver Hand's on Class: On Wednesday, October 4th, Rudy will be teaching a hands-on class at Rockler.

Class Description:We will be turning a natural edge end grain vase from a green log using a bowl gouge and the Rolly Munro Hollower. I will explain limb selection, pith orientation and drying to help avoid cracking. We will cover the differences of cutting end-grain verses side-grain and using different end-grain hollowing methods. We will use the Rolly Munro Hollowing tool and discuss it verses the bowl gouge, scrapers or a hook tool along with the use and sharpening of the negative rake scraper. I will demonstrate how light can be used to gauge thickness, reverse jamb chucking to undercut and hollow the foot, and sanding wet wood on and off of the lathe.

Skill Level / Experience:Beginner/Intermediate with skills beyond the basics, familiar with using the side ground bowl gouge and able to comfortably turn a natural edge bowl.

Tools & Supplies:Face Shield recommended, Safety Glasses required, Chuck for 1"X 8 mini-lathe or lathe that will be used, 1/2" or 5/8" side ground Bowl gouge, 1/4" to 3/4" Round nose scraper, Parting tool, I will have some extra tools for students to use.

Cleanup

Many thanks to the August Clean Up Crew Volunteers: Steven Balchunas, Chris Toth, Nic Ansuini.

The September Clean Up Crew Volunteers are: Dennis Fanning, Donna Kitchens, and Scott Thomsen (his 2nd time!).

New Members

There was 1 new member in July, and two new members in August

    July - Jon Evans
    August – Kreg Hamburger
    August – Jay Miller

Newsletter


June

The June Newsletter is now avaliable.


Turning Challenge


The turning challenge for August was Inlays. The winners were:


    Beginner: Tim Capraro
    Intermediate: Don Rogers (2 months in a row, his 3rd time this year!)
    Advanced: Les Stern (his 2nd time this year)

The turning challenge for September is Foot Design.


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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