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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.

Special Notice

Date Changes

Due to the upcoming holiday and Board member sceduling conflicts, there are a couple of date changes from the normal schedule:

The July montly meeting is going to be Tuesday, July 10th - the second Tuesday of the month instead of the first. Marty's Mentoring class will still be on the 9th.

The August board meeting will be on Saturday, August 4th instead of the Saturday after the meeting to accomidate vacation schedules.

Bear and Alisa's annual Summer BBQ

The summer barbeque at Bear and Alisa's will be Saturday, July 28th from 10am to 4pm. RSVP and/or volunteer to help by July 20th here

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, July 10th

As mentioned above, the July meeting is going to be on July 10th.

Our demonstrator for July is Keith Gotschall who is a professional woodturner from Salida, CO.

Demo Description:3 Bowl Demo.


Keith will turn three bowls in 90 minutes. He will go over bowl turning basics, and we will make some mistakes on purpose to learn why not to do certain things. He will also show the techniques he uses that work for him. Lots of chips will fly!

With the three bowls he will be talking about critique and the language of design. Open form, closed form, reverse curves, energy, weight; ever wonder what all this means? We will delve into shape and what some of the mysterious art language might mean to you and your turning.


Many thanks to the June Clean Up Crew Volunteers: Bob Carver, Grove Brown, Vern DeGroot.

The July Clean Up Crew is: Robby Shelton, Kay Shofner, and Scott Thomsen.

New Members

There were no new members again in June. 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, August 4th at 9:00 AM in the basement of Rockler. This is a week earlier than previously scheduled to ensure that officers will be present for a quorum.



The May Newsletter is now avaliable.

Turning Challenge

The turning challenge for June was Saturn Bowl. The winners were:

    Beginner: no entries
    Intermediate: Mike Skiba
    Advanced: Michael Roper

The turning challenge for July is any lidded box or 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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