Welcome to Rocky Mountain Woodturners

We meet the Thursday after the first Tuesday of every month, 6:15 pm.

You are invited to attend your first two meetings as our guest.

2018 Membership dues are $40, family $55 and student $25. Dues may be given to or mailed to Vice President, Pam Felton (921 Shoshoni, Cheyenne, WY 82009). We now offer online membership 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.



2018 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 2018 completed applications to EOG Chairman Clarence Sitzman, seesitzman@aol.com. If you have questions regarding RMWT EOG grants, please contact Clarence or anyone else on the EOG committee or RMWT Board.


Woodbank

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 2, 2018 Hands On Class

Instructor: Jason Clark

Location: Denver, CO

Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Cost: $125.00

Contact: dcfanning@aol.com

Students attending this class should be experienced and comfortable with bowl turning and spindle work. This is NOT a class for new turners. The morning will be spent making two and three axis spindles and ultimately a twisted lidded box. In the afternoon we will make an ultra-thin parting tool and a Saturn Bowl with an offset ring. This is a fast paced class meant for intermediate turners.


May 3, 2018 RMWT Monthly Meeting

Jason Clark - Unconventional Hollowing – Turning the Torus

I’ve been heavily involved in Woodturning for just over a decade being primarily self taught in my modest 2 car garage in my spare time. I’ve spent the past 7 years in leadership positions with the Arizona Woodturners Association in Phoenix (Vice President 2009-2011, President 2012-2014, Vice President 1st half of 2015) and volunteered as the Local Liason, the primary point of contact at the local level, for the 2014 AAW Symposium in Phoenix. My work strives to feature and highlight the natural character of the wood, including natural defects and flaws. Wood often has such beautiful contrast between the dark heartwood and the lighter sapwood and I often orient the wood so that the work features this contrast. My finishes are basic oil finishes to enhance the natural figure and color of the wood without major alterations. The woods have been acquired primarily from various local sources including fellow woodturners and storm damaged trees from my neighborhood and the surrounding urban areas. I'm in the process of relocating to the Chicago area and I'm looking forward to exploring a whole new variety of local woods.

Attendees will see a short presentation of some of my work as well as a preview of the evening’s project. The demonstration will focus on the turning of a torus shaped hollow form including an unconventional approach to hollowing as well as methods for reverse chucking including a unique double walled vacuum drum.


June 7, 2018 RMWT Monthly Meeting

Christian Brisepierre - Oval Bracelet


July 5, 2018 RMWT Monthly Meeting

Dan Swaim - Segmented Turning: Efficiency and Safety

Dan Swaim is a retired mechanical engineer residing in Fort Collins, CO. A wood worker for forty years, he has been a turner for about four years. He is a member of the Rocky Mountain Wood Turners.

Segmented wood turning offers great flexibility in design and wood usage, buts has some inherent risks and is often thought to be too time-consuming for the casual turner. With a focus on safety, this demonstration covers various efficiencies through design, cutting and gluing, mounting and turning processes that streamline the various tasks. A focus on grain selection provides insight on how to bet "a better bowl" both in construction and appearance.

Segmented Turning Worksheets on Resource Page