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Our Next Meeting

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, May 6th(March 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.

Demonstrator

Glenn Lucas

A frequent exhibitor in exhibitions of Irish craftsmanship in Ireland and overseas, Glenn makes one-off pieces that find their way into important collections such as the Dept of Foreign Affairs Embassy Collection and the Royal Dublin Society Collection. In addition, numerous dignitaries have received a Glenn Lucas one-off piece as a gift from Heads of State such as President Mary McAleese.

Cleanup

Thanks to Gene Wentworth, Gary Starrit, and Jim Record cleaning up after the April meeting.

Thanks to Gary Starritt, Joe Stearns, and John Dunn for volunteering to clean up after the May meeting.

Meeting place

  • Rockler Woodworking and Hardware (map)
  • 2553 S. Colorado Blvd #108
  • Denver, CO 80222
  • Website: rockler.com

At a Glance

  • Regular Meeting, May 6th, 6:30 PM
  • Executive Board Meeting, July 12th, 9 AM
  • Shop Tour, May 31st, 11 AM, Scott Thomsen
  • Ladies of the Lathe, 26th, 9 AM
  • Youth Mentoring, April 19th, 1 PM
  • Mentoring, May 7th, 6:30 PM

Demonstration

May - Glenn Lucas

A frequent exhibitor in exhibitions of Irish craftsmanship in Ireland and overseas, Glenn makes one-off pieces that find their way into important collections such as the Dept of Foreign Affairs Embassy Collection and the Royal Dublin Society Collection. In addition, numerous dignitaries have received a Glenn Lucas one-off piece as a gift from Heads of State such as President Mary McAleese.

Collectors of fine craft have also purchased Glenn’s work from exhibitions such as Sculptural Object Functional Art (SOFA) in Chicago, and the touring Crafts Council of Ireland shows, Forty Shades of Green and Ecology Mythology Technology.


Turning Challenge

April Winners

  • Advanced - Bear and Alisa Limvere
  • Intermediate - Doug Pinney
  • Beginner - Don Rogers

Perpetual Turning

Larry Cook took home the Scott Thomsen threaded box.

May Challenge

Hollow Form


Instant Gallery

  • Follow the Gallerylink to view the Show and Tell, Demo, and Shop Tour galleries for April.

Shop Tour

March 22: Austin Hardwoods

  • 975 W Mississippi
  • Denver, CO 80233
  • 303-773-1292

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  • The tour will start at 8 AM sharp and continue as long as necessary. The reason for the early start is to get our club into the 70,000 square foot facility before the late Saturday morning business rush.
  • Austin Hardwoods has perhaps the largest selection of woods in the Denver metro area - woods that include Colorado native woods, US native woods, and world wide exotics.
  • They deal in not only large scale orders, and custom works, but also in small, single board orders. In fact, they will work with you, so you can pick through a batch of wood, select a particular board, and have them cut and end off of it - just for your smallest project. Austin Hardwoods also offers custom milling, and has times set up for you to use their larger milling equipment (assisted of course) for those once in a lifetime type projects -all for very reasonable fees. A couple of pieces of their larger, computerized machines will be demonstrated for us.
  • Austin Hardwoods will also offer the FRW group members a club discount for your purchases - just show your FRW membership card for that discount.
  • Please take advantage of this opportunity on March 22nd. And be prepared to give Randy Hass of Austin Hardwoods any input as to the type and size of wood you feel would most benefit our club if they stocked it.

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Youth Mentoring

The Front Range Woodturners Youth Program will have their second meeting Saturday April 19 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Rocklers. This is the second session of the free program that is based on the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) Young Turners Program and will be limited to 6 youths, 10-18 years of age, and either FRW members or sponsored by a member. Please contact Doug Hill YouthChair@FrontRangeWoodturners.org for more information and to register.

In this second session we will be turning slim line pens and/or bottle stoppers.

Follow on workshops are scheduled to help participants complete the four additional projects required to receive the Woodturning Journeyman certificate and a complimentary one year AAW membership.

AAW Symposium

The AAW Symposium is being held in Phoenix, AZ this year from June 13-15. Now is the time for early registration. You can find more information at WoodTurner.org.

Mentoring

Our Mentoring Chair has asked that If you are going to attend the session please let him know by email at least a week before. At the last session he had 5 people sign up and only one showed up.