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)
2015 EOG Grant Applications
The annual EOG process will conclude shortly, so please consider applying. See details at the following link: RMWT EOG Guidelines and Application(pdf).
Submit 2015 completed applications to EOG Chairman Elizabeth Amigo, email@example.com. If you have questions regarding RMWT EOG grants, please contact Elizabeth or anyone else on the EOG committee or RMWT Board.
The deadline for 2015 EOG grant applications is January 15, 2015.
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
April 23, 2015Pen Turners Meeting
May 6, 2015Guilio Marcolongo - Full day class at Rockler
Guilio is best known for turning beautiful decorative pieces, specializing in boxes and a variety of interesting and innovative artwork. Guilio will be teaching a hands-on class at Rockler Woodworking in Denver on Wednesday, May 6th., and will give a full-day demonstration at Woodcraft in Loveland on Saturday, May 9th. And if there is interest in doing so, we may set up additional classes and demonstrations between May 10 and May 12. If you are interested in attending Guilio’s demos and classes, please let Tom Wirsing know by sending him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will accept a maximum of six students for Guilio’s full-day class at Rockler on May 6th and cost per student will be $100. For Guilio’s full-day demonstration at Woodcraft on Saturday, May 9th, cost will be determined by the number of attendees we have, but we plan for the cost not to exceed $25 per attendee.
May 7, 2015Guilio Marcolongo
I started turning wood in 1995. My woodturning journey started after I did a 2 day workshop with Vic Wood. On Vic’s recommendation I went to New Zealand to the Ottematta Experience which was held on the South Island of New Zealand. My mate Bruce Talbot and I came back to Australia and started a similar event as the Ottematta Experience which we named the Down Under Turn Around. To this day there are five such events in Australia. Turnfest, the Australian Symposium, was originally run under the same idea. At the Ottematta Experience I met and became friends with Dale Nish .He invited me to visited him and go to the Utah Woodturning Symposium. I stayed with Dale the following year and was his guest at the Symposium. Dale invited me to be a demonstrator at the following year’s symposium. The rest is history.
I have been invited to the Utah Woodturning Symposium many times. I was a demonstrator at the 2005 AAW Symposium in Florida. I have demonstrated and taught in New Zealand many times, as well as in England and Ireland, and many times at Turnfest in Australia. I can turn my hand to most forms of woodturning.
May 9, 2015Guilio Marcolongo - Full day demonstration at Loveland Woodcraft
Guilio is best known for turning beautiful decorative pieces, specializing in boxes and a variety of interesting and innovative artwork. Guilio will give a full-day demonstration at Woodcraft in Loveland on Saturday, May 9th. And if there is interest in doing so, we may set up additional classes and demonstrations between May 10 and May 12. If you are interested in attending Guilio’s demos and classes, please let Tom Wirsing know by sending him an email at email@example.com. For Guilio’s full-day demonstration at Woodcraft on Saturday, May 9th, cost will be determined by the number of attendees we have, but we plan for the cost not to exceed $25 per attendee.
May 21, 2015Pen Turners Meeting
June 4, 2015
Neil Turner now resides on a 10 acre wooded block at Stratham 11 kilometers south of Bunbury. The years spent on his wheat and sheep farm 180 km east of Perth in Western Australia provided the opportunity to use timber normally overlooked and neglected by other woodworkers. His early years were spent juggling work and family with occasional woodturning. He has been turning and sculpting timber for over 34 years, attending workshops whenever possible to improve his technique and sharpen his focus and skills. In 2011 Neil attained a Diploma of Fine Furniture from the Australian School of Wood in Dwellingup. He will incorporate his many skills to make art furniture.
My rural environment greatly influenced me, as I was able to observe the wind, fire and water impact the land. My intention is to incorporate these aspects into work that has a free, expressive and organic appearance while using carving and turning techniques to achieve a purity of form.
Timber is a living breathing organism that captures my imagination. The opportunity to express thoughts and ideas in a tangible creation that continues to react within its environment. To design and create in timber presents many challenges both in structure and integrity but the pleasure I derive from my work is simple, a joy and passion to create pieces of work that I like.
June 6, 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.
Please contact Allen, firstname.lastname@example.org or Dale, email@example.com if you plan to attend.
June 18, 2015Pen Turners Meeting