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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.
Helping Woodturners gain experience by providing monthly demonstrations with Professional Turners, a library, mentoring, a Ladies group (Ladies of the Lathe) and Youth mentoring, etc.
You are welcome to join us at one of our monthy meetings to see what we are all about.


Our Next Meeting

Monthy Meeting

Tuesday, April 7th  (January Newsletter)

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

Demonstration

April - Dale Sherman

Pen Blank Casting

I will be demonstrating several aspects of casting pen blanks with polyester resin, including the use of several additives and aggregates for color and texture. Time permitting I will turn one in different stages to show the process of one of these pens.

Cleanup

Many thanks to Sandy Perry and Doug Hill for March’s cleanup.

April 7, 2015 Clean Up Crew Volunteers: Gary Watkins, Dana Seymour, and Bob Carver


At a Glance

Monthy Meeting, April 7th 6:15 pm
Executive Board Meeting, April 4th 9am
Shop Tour, Aprill 25th, 9am to noon, Someron Glen Retirement Community (see Newsletter for info)
Ladies of the Lathe, March 21st 9am
Youth Mentoring, April 11th 1pm


April PHEOG Raffle

We will be holding a special raffle at the April regular meeting to help fund the Pete Holtus Educational Opportunity Grant (PHEOG) program for 2016. Raffle ticket prices will be $5 each, or 6 tickets for $25, and will be for sale only at the April meeting. The following two items will be available for selection by winning tickets. 
1. Rockler has donated a new, unopened, Delta 50-850 dust collector (1.5 hp 1200 maximum cfm, 115v).


2. 2015 RMWT Symposium Individual Registration (Sep 18-2) donated by the Rocky Mountain Woodturners. For info about the Symposium  www.rmwoodturningsymposium.com/
3. Madrone Burl (3x3x12") donated by Bob Britt
4. Holtus Family donations including an ornament turned by Pete Holtus, two birdhouse ornaments turned by Dale Nish, and a birdhouse ornament turned by Richard Viet.
5. Woodcraft donations




Turning Challenge

March Winners

    March Turning Challenge Winners: Lidded Box

    Beginner: Don Rogers – Oak box with ringed figured walnut

    Intermediate: Bob Britt – Desert ironwood box

    Advanced: Gene Wentworth – wooden box with brass, FEMA head coin

Perpetual Turning

Perpetual Turning Winner: Rick Orr took home the birdhouse ornament made by Ron Ainge

April Turning Challenge:

Salt and/or Pepper Mills

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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