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.

2019 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 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.



2019 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 2019 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


December 6, 2018 RMWT Monthly Meeting

Christmas Party at Nordy's, 6pm

January 3, 2019 RMWT Monthly Meeting

John Giem - Turn Offfset Tool Handles

I will be presenting a demonstration in the January meeting of the RMWT on using offset turning techniques to make a screwdriver handle that has a triangular cross-section. These techniques can be easily extended to other projects.

This is a low-cost project and is a lot simpler than it first appears. Having made many of these handles, I have learned several techniques to simplify the process to reduce the complexity making them fairly easy to turn. I had one individual tell me that these screwdrivers look good enough that the wife does not complain when he leaves it in the house.

I will cover material selection, layout and turning and finishing techniques.

For those that are interested, the December 2013 issue of the American Woodturner contains the article that I wrote documenting how I turn these handles.


Febuary 7, 2019 RMWT Monthly Meeting

Pat Scott - Butter Patch Inlay

Many times during the drying process a crack can develop in the rim or side of a bowl. There are many ways to deal with the crack such as fill with glue and sawdust, colored epoxy, inlace, turquoise, etc. Using an inlay is another option.

You may already be familiar with or have used butterfly patches in flat woodworking. In this demo I will show how I use a butterfly to repair or strengthen a crack or imperfection in a bowl. If time allows I will also show another way to enhance or strengthen a split by the use of “stitches”. Both methods are easy once you know how.