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Welcome to Rocky Mountain Woodturners

We meet the Thursday after the first Tuesday of every month, 6:15 pm at Woodcraft in Loveland located at 3718 Draft Horse Drive in Loveland, CO..

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

2020 Membership dues are $40, family $55 and student $25. Dues may be given to or mailed to Vice President, Chris Van Woerkom (8002 Hillsboro Ct, Fort Collins, CO 80525). 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.

2020 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.

Submit 2020 completed applications to EOG Chairman Todd Sheaman, todd.sheaman@gmail.com. If you have questions regarding RMWT EOG grants, please


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

Octobert 8, 2020 - (this will be a live, interactive demo by streaming video. Information on how to attend the Zoom meeting will be emailed to members)

Sam Angelo - Embellishments

Sam Angelo - Wyoming Wood Turner

I was born in Akron, Ohio and graduated from high school in 1968. My first woodworking project, at age 11, was a car I entered in the Akron Soap Box Derby.

I attended college in Montana on a basketball scholarship and after graduation I began teaching in a one-room schoolhouse in 1973, 70 miles from the nearest town. At this time I met and married my wife, Cheryle. I coached basketball and track at Sacred Heart High School in Miles City, Montana until moving to Worland, Wyoming in 1980.

During the next 30 years, I taught at Worland High School, and coached several sports-and on the side-established Angelo Woodworking. I restored furniture, built custom cabinets, and began woodturning on a borrowed lathe. This experience provided an opportunity to replace broken chair parts and develop basic lathe skills. An interest in turning began that continues to this day. An important investment in my passion for turning was joining the American Association of Woodturners.

While working as a school counselor at Worland Middle School, I applied for grant money and developed an after school turning program. I am currently the president of the Worland Wyoming Woodturners, a local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners.

After 38 years in public education, I retired in 2011. I have produced in excess of 90 YouTube videos on all aspects of woodturning. I continue turn daily, write, teach, and demonstrate when those opportunities are present.

Embellishing wood: “Changing the appearance of wood”

In this demonstration I will explore methods and techniques for changing the appearance of wood. Applying embellishments to lathe-turned projects is a major force in woodturning today. Scorching, coloring, texturing, and carving are a few of the options available that can alter the natural appearance of wood. Adding a few beads on a bowl would be an embellishment. Adding four or five different embellishments might be going too far. So “blending embellishments” might just be the correct way to view this topic. Adding an oil finish to a salad bowl or wooden plate will bring out the grain or figure in the wood. We have certainly changed the appearance of the wood by simply adding a finish: applying perhaps the most basic embellishment of all.

Embellishment’s list for wood turned items

 Texturing

 Metal reactive paint

 Gilt cream

 Pyrography

 Burning/scorching

 Carving with the Proxxon carver and Merlin 2 carver

 Off-center work (faceplate)

 Metal leaf

 Inlay

 Coloring

 Texturing wood

 Metal reactive paint

November 5, 2020 - (this will be a live, interactive demo by streaming video. Information on how to attend the Zoom meeting will be emailed to members)

Mike Peace - Birdhouse Ornament

Mike Peace enjoys every aspect of woodturning including demonstrating and teaching. He has demonstrated at the American Association of Woodturners symposium in 2016 and 2018, as well as regional symposia and many clubs in the Southeast as well around the USA via Interactive Remote Demonstrations. He has taught at the John C. Campbell Folk School.

Mike has published articles in American Woodturner, More Woodturning, Woodturning Design, and Woodturning FUNdamentals. He uploads a woodturning video, usually weekly, to his YouTube channel Mike Peace Woodturning.

Mike lives in Suwanee, GA with his wife Barbara. Before retirement, Mike worked at ADP as a payroll software project manager. After serving on active duty in the US Army, Mike stayed active as a reservist retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

More information on his woodturning can be found at his homepage http://mikepeacewoodturning.com/ You can contact Mike at MikePeace356@gmail.com.

Turn a Bird House Ornament

Mike Peace demonstrates how to turn a bird house ornament. He also shows how to make tiny little wooden birds to add that special detail.

Mike created a playlist of 21 videos on Christmas ornaments on his YouTube channel