Welcome to Rocky Mountain Woodturners
We meet the Thursday after the first Tuesday of every month, 6:30 pm.
You are invited to attend your first two meetings as our guest.
2015 Membership dues are $40, family $55 and student $25. Dues may be given to or mailed to Vice President, Jim Felton (921 Shoshoni, Cheyenne, WY 82009). We now offer online member ship as well. Please click here for the membership page. Your membership card will get you a discount at several local turning supply retail stores (see the Resources page.)
News (see events page for more details)
YouTube Channel for Rocky Mountain Woodturners Videos
RMWT has set up a YouTube Channel to make our club demonstration videos available online. A tab is now in the menu bar. To view a video click here.
New Woodbank Guidelines now available. Must be read prior to use of the woodbank.
Meetings of the Rocky Mountain Woodturning Club are held monthly at Woodcraft in Loveland located at 3718 Draft Horse Drive in Loveland, CO. For directions go to Woodcraft/Loveland or call 970.292.5940. Click here for upcoming meetings and scheduled events.
Up Coming Meetings
July 9, 2015
Trent Bosch – Vessels of Illusion
In this demo participants will not only learn all the techniques that I go through in the creation of this body of work but how I developed it and why. This demonstration will include turning the outer hollow form, carving the vessel, turning the insert, using wood bending to get the insert in the outer vessel, and principals of wood bending for woodturners.
Participants will walk away from this session with a lot of good solid technical information on tuning, carving, and wood bending, as well as how to come up with your own ideas and where to look for inspiration.
Trent Bosch has been woodturning professionally for more then 20 years. He began exploring the art of woodturning while pursuing a Fine Arts degree from Colorado State University. After graduating, he fully devoted his efforts into creating one of a kind sculptural woodturnings. Over the years he has also enjoyed demonstrating and teaching hands on classes, sharing the knowledge and techniques he has developed freely with others. More recently he has devoted more time to developing, designing and manufacturing unique tools for woodturners. His work is displayed in numerous fine art galleries, permanent collections of museums and craft centers as well as in many private collections worldwide. Trent has taught and demonstrated his techniques for turning and sculpting wood throughout the United States and abroad. To learn more about Trent you can visit his website at trentbosch.com
July 11, 2015, 9am-5pmDale Bonertz and Allen Jensen - From log to rough turned bowl blank
This club event will cover chain sawing a log, band sawing the block of wood, sharpening/reshaping tools, roughing bowl blanks and discussing drying blanks.
All blanks will be used for Beads of Courage.
We ask folks to bring eye protection at minimum. Face shield is better and hearing protection for the chain saw area is highly recommended. It is also encouraged to bring a gouge or two that folks are trying to get a certain grind on so Tom Wirsing can help them with that. They can also practice sharpening even if they have a favorite grind on their tool but want to learn how to get them sharper.
Lunch will be provided for those who register.
This event will be held at Allen Jensen's shop located at 62535 N. County Rd 13 Loveland, CO 80538.
Try out the online signup tool we are using: SignupGenius Log to Bowl
or contact Allen, email@example.com or Dale, firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.
July 23, 2015Pen Turners Meeting
August 6, 2015
Vince Wilson – Turning a Box with Pewter Inlay
This project demonstration will highlight one of the methods for incorporporating metal into your work that I will be covering during my "Metal Accents for Wooden Boxes" symposium demonstration.
Woodworking has been a major interest of mine for many years now. My early training came from college level woodworking and furniture design courses in San Diego, while my later training came from courses taken in the Fine Woodworking Department at Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) where I currently teach.
While I enjoy making projects from furniture to small craft items, turning projects are by far my favorites. I feel nothing highlights and celebrates the beauty of wood quite the same way as turnings. In addition to turning wood, I also like to incorporate metal into some of my pieces through the use of metal spinning and other techniques.
Currently I run my own small woodworking business and teach courses in, depending on the semester, general woodworking, furniture making, and turning. For more, visit www.facebook.com/glacialstudio