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)

Music of Light Art Show

RMWT will participate in an Art show from June 17-20th sponsored by Project Youth Chamber Music. Everyone is welcome to participate. For more information click here.

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.

Upcoming Meetings

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

May 21, 2015

Pen Turners Meeting

June 4, 2015

Neil Turner

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.

Artist's Statement

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-5pm

Dale 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, rajconst@aol.com or Dale, dbonertz@comcast.net if you plan to attend.

June 18, 2015

Pen Turners Meeting