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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 6th

Our demonstrator for March is Doug Schneiter from from the Rocky Mtn. Woodturners club in Loveland.

Demo Description:Basket Illusion Techniques.


I started woodturning 45 years ago as a wee lad in high school, and still have some of those first projects. Since than, I have hopefully improved my skills and techniques during my 26 year career of teaching. I have taught in schools from Jr. High to University, stretching from Iowa to New Mexico and Colorado. I have given demonstrations across the Western U.S., including Utah, Montana, North Dakota, and Colorado at club meetings, weekend workshops, and symposiums. I still love to teach, and welcome new opportunities.

I am a long time member of the AAW and the Rocky Mountain Woodturners, of which I have been President for 3 separate terms. I was bestowed with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the RMWT, and was honored as a "Long-time Friend of the Utah Woodturning Symposium" in 2014. I have shown my work in several shows, including Cheyenne's Western Spirit Art Show and Sale, and as a 7-time artist at Loveland's Sculpture In the Park.

My work reflects my appreciation and respect for the natural beauty of wood through my minimalistic approach that accentuates the natural colors, grain patterns, and characteristics of the timber, without too much embellishment competing with those strengths.


Many thanks to the February Clean Up Crew Volunteers: John Petersen, Dana Seymour, Steven Balchunas.

The March Clean Up Crew is: Jay Miller, Scott Kyler, Vern DeGroot (who volunteered twice last year).

New Members

There several new members in 2018 so far

  • Robert Shepherd
  • Pat Vonau
  • Chris Todd
  • Jason Neely
  • Ron Howard
  • Deb Juliot
  • Kathryan Lorenz



The March Newsletter is now avaliable.

Turning Challenge

The turning challenge for February was Boxes. The winners were:

    Beginner: Tim Capraro
    Intermediate: Roger Holmes
    Advanced: Gene Wentworth

The turning challenge for March is Viking Dublin 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.

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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