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About Front Range Woodturners

We are the Denver area chapter of the AAW (American Association of Woodturners) serving Woodturners throughtout 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

Tuesday, September 1st

We meet on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:15 to 9:15 PM in the basement of Rockler Woodworking and Hardware. Visitors and new members are always welcome.

Demonstration

Ron Ainge - Ornaments and Birdhouses

Ron is going to be demonstrating his birdhouse and ornament techniques to help inspire everyone for the ornament exchange at the holiday dinner in December.

Cleanup

Many thanks to Dana Seymour, Scott Thomsen, and others for August’s cleanup.

September 1, 2015 Clean Up Crew Volunteers: Tim and Sue Capraro


At a Glance


2016 Executive Committee Recruiting

Recruiting for the 2016 Executive Committee (Officers and Chairs) has begun. Please contact Henry Williams if you are interested in being nominated for any of the board positions. Key Officer positions open for next year are both President, and Vice President/Program Director, among others. Nominations will be finalized at the October regular meeting, with voting done at the November meeting. Election results will be announced at the Holiday Dinner December 11.

August


The August newsletter is now available.

September


The September newsletter is now available.

Club Events

Monthly Meeting, September 1st 6:15 pm
Shop Tour, September 26th, noon to 2pm, Dale Sherman (Information will be provided at September meeting)
Ladies of the Lathe, September 19th 9am
Youth Mentoring is currently on hold.


Rocky Mountain Woodturners Symposium

The 16th annual Rocky Mountain Woodturning Symposium will be held September 18th - 20th at The Ranch / Larimer County Fairgrounds in Loveland Colorado.
More information is available at www.rmwoodturningsymposium.com.


October


Annual Empty Bowl Event

At our October meeting we will be collecting the bowls for our Empty Bowl Event, which is a fund raiser for Love, Inc. Just turn and bring in any bowl that is 4" in diameter, it can have any finish, any shape, or any distress.


Club Events

October is that last Group Buy opportunity of the year

November


Club Events

Executive Board Meeting, November 7th 9am

December


Holiday Dinner

The annual holiday dinner will be held December 11th at 5:30pm at Calvary Baptist Church at 6500 E. Girard Ave, Denver CO
Bear and Alisa Limvere will be catering, and Christine and Skip Dickensheet will be auctioneering for the PHEOG auction.
Additional information will be available at the monthly meetings.




Turning Challenge


August Winners

    August Turning Challenge: Any turning that has been textured, carved, dyed, and/or burned.

    Beginner: None

    Intermediate: Doug Stearns – Walnut and spalted Maple box with basket weave burning

    Advanced: Phil Houck – Textured walnut mushroom

Perpetual Turning

Perpetual Turning Winner: John Chart took home Don Prorak’s poplar square edged bowl

September Turning Challenge:

Lidded Boxes – extra points for threads!

Everyone is encouraged to bring in a turned piece to share in the Instant Gallery, regardless of the turning challenge for that month.


Calendar

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