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.
2014 Membership dues are $40, family $55 and student $25. Dues
may be given or mailed to Vice President,
Jim Felton (921 Shoshoni
Cheyenne, WY 82009). Please fill out the 2014 Membership Form (click here for the printable version) since we need to keep our data up to date. Your membership card will get you a discount at several local turning supply retail stores. You can get yours membership card from Drew or at the next meeting.
News (see events page for more details)
RMWT Beyond the Bark, December 3rd to 13th
The Rocky Mountain Woodturners will have a group exhibit, titled Beyond the Bark, at the Community Creative Center, the Carnegie building at 200 Mathews Street, around the corner from the library, in Fort Collins from December 3rd to 6th and 10th to 13th. The show will not be juried, so everyone will have equal opportunity to enter and exhibit, and we hope that all members will display at least one piece.
There will be an area for pens and other small items. These dates include the First Friday Art Walk, December 5th, which always brings a large audience to an exhibit. The gallery will be open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 6 PM each of these two weeks, with the Art Walk reception from 6 PM until 9 PM on that First Friday. Members may exhibit up to three pieces of their best work. The Plein Air Painters will have their work on the walls in the entire gallery.
You are welcome to bring your pieces for the exhibit (if you have them ready) to the November meeting on Nov. 6th. That way you won't have to deliver them somewhere else later on. Please bring each piece in a box which is clearly labeled with your name. Include a 3 x 5 card or a note with the kind of wood, title of the piece, if any, and the selling price, if it is for sale. No commission will be taken on the sale.
We hope every member will have at least one piece and up to three in the show.
Beet Street arts organization in Fort Collins will provide wine and beer for the reception. A gallery official from Lincoln Center will be there all the time the exhibit is open, and we will have turners there, also. We will be permitted to have demonstrations of woodturning during the show, as we did last year.
For more information contact Elizabeth or Frank Amigo
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
November 6, 2014 Rocky Mountain Woodturners meetingStuart Batty – Volcano Bowl
Stuart Batty is a third-generation woodturner and is a well-known demonstrator and teacher. He is best known for his keen understanding of the technology of woodturning. He can explain, in very clear terms, what makes a woodturning tool cut wood cleanly, the importance of proper grinding of tools, and how even slight changes in the positioning of the cutter can have a dramatic influence on how well the tool performs. Stuart is the owner of SB Tools, a Louisville, Colorado manufacturer of woodturning tools, tool handles, and grinding accessories.
Stuart Batty grew up in the city of Newcastle in northeast England. He began woodturning at age 10 and is a third generation woodturner. Under the expert tutelage of his father, Allan Batty an internationally recognized woodturner, Stuart learned to make spindles and a variety of other production turning articles. These techniques have been used and passed on through apprenticeships for centuries in Britain.
Stuart believes we have only tapped the possibilities of what can be made on a wood lathe and the only limiting factor for most woodturners is their skill level and imagination. With production woodturning as his background, Stuart's foundation in woodturning helped him develop the push cut style and other techniques like negative rake scraping. These techniques allowed him to produce very delicate high-end pieces for galleries.