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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, February 3rd (December 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.


February - Robert Sorby Turning Tools

Jeff Farris will demonstrate from 10:00am until 4:00pm (also during the club meeting), addressing questions as they come up. People can come whenever they can, stay as long as they like, without feeling obligated to sit through a formal class session. There will be a 20% discount on Sorby tools, and 10% off on the ProEdge Plus Sharpening System. If someone is struggle with sharpening, they can bring a tool and Jeff will show how to sharpen it with the Robert Sorby ProEdge sharpening system.


Thanks to Jeff Turner, Pat Hannon and Filipp Dedogryuk for volunteering to clean up after the January meeting.

The February Clean Up Crew volunteers are Doug Stearns, Danny King, and Gary Watkins.

At a Glance

  • Monthy Meeting, February 3rd, 6:15 PM
  • Executive Board Meeting, February 14th, 10 AM
  • Shop Tour, February 7th, Collector's Specialty Woods (see tab for info)
  • Ladies of the Lathe, new dates coming soon
  • Youth Mentoring, January 17th


  • Applications for a Pete Holtus Educational Opportunity Grant (PHEOG) are due by February 15, 2015
  • For more info click Here or "PHEOG" link to the left

  • Beads of Courage Lidded Bowls and Boxes

    Our October demonstrator Dale Bonertz invited us to participate in Beads of Courage, a program that supports children who have serious illnesses. Woodturners donate lidded bowls or boxes, which are receptacles for the beads children acquire as they go through stages of treatment. Dale picked up approximately 30 lidded bowls at the January meeting. He’ll be back at the March 2015 regular meeting for our final donations. Please be sure to bring your lidded bowl donation to either the February or March meeting. Guidelines:
     • In order to sufficiently hold beads, turned boxes need to be no smaller than 6" (15cm) in diameter. Larger is okay.
     • If possible, engrave or burn Beads of Courage on the lid.
     • Make sure lids are easily removable.
     • Finials or knobs should be easy for a small child to grasp and not too elaborate or pointed.
     • Sign your name or write American Association of Woodturners on the bottom.

    Raffle of Rockler Donated Dust Collector

    Rockler has donated a new, unopened, Delta 50-850 dust collector (1.5 hp 1200 maximum cfm, 115v) . We will be holding a special raffle for this dust collector at the April regular meeting. All ticket sale proceeds will go into the Pete Holtus Educational Opportunity Grant (PHEOG) fund.

Turning Challenge

January Winners

    Turning Challenge: Open Challenge – President’s choice

    Beginner: Larry Long, Maple and Walnut Segmented Bowl

    Intermediate: Kim Komitor, Box elder burl, walnut, ebony, and chrysocolla bead lidded vessel

    Advanced: Terence Rice, Pierced maple bowl

Perpetual Turning

    Perpetual Turning Winner: Dale Sherman took home the walnut candle holder turned by Henry Williams

February Challenge

    Handled cup or bowl.

Instant Gallery

  • Follow the Gallery link to view the Show and Tell gallery for November.


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