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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

July 9, 2020 - (this will be a live, interactive demo by streaming video. Information on how to attend the Zoom meeting will be emailed to members)

Art Liestman- Lost Wood Process

Art Liestman is a world class turner from Coquitlam, BC who has taught and demonstrated across North America. He is a professor of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University. You can find his work in several galleries. He has recently been profiled in Woodturning magazine and has written several articles on woodturning techniques for magazines such as American Woodturner.

Art will be conducting a remote demo on Thursday July 9th at our normally scheduled time.

Art’s Synopsis:

The Lost Wood Process

The lost wood process involves turning blanks that are made up of three laminated layers. After turning, the middle layer is removed and the two outer layers are rejoined to give a turned object that isn’t round. More details about the process can be found in my American Woodturner article “Beyond Round: The Lost Wood Process” (August 2012). In the demo, I’ll turn a “standard” woodturner’s box that is almond shaped in cross-section both inside and out. See the picture below.

August 6, 2020 - (this will be a live, interactive demo by streaming video. Information on how to attend the Zoom meeting will be emailed to members)

Lyle Jamieson - Thin-walled Goblet

Lyle has been involved in both woodworking and turning from an early age. His father mentored him in the intricacies of wood, both structurally and artistically, and as a result of this background, he got his start in the woodworking field.

Lyle resides in a beautiful corner of northern Michigan. He is a morning person and delights in viewing the sunrise from the screened-in porch overlooking the wetlands and pond behind his heavily-wooded, very private property near Traverse City, Michigan. It is an inspirational setting for his lifelong desire to create sensational sculpture. Lyle said: “It’s all about lifestyle, being happy with the work that I choose to do.”

Today, Lyle is an accomplished teacher of woodturning technique. He has been a demonstrator at AAW national and local chapter symposiums since 1996. Lyle was a selected instructor featured in the 1997 AAW Symposium Video. He is a frequent instructor at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Provo Symposium, Appliachian Center for Crafts and Brookfield Turning Center. Additionally, Lyle is an Extended Education instructor in Woodturning at Northwestern Michigan College and does workshops and demonstrations for beginning and advanced students in his Traverse City studio.

Thin-walled Goblet

Lyle will use the goblet format to demonstrate turning hollow forms with a very thin wall. He will concentrate on Chucking methods, Vibration issues, laser measuring techniques, minimizing the use of steady rests, hollowing in stages and carbide cutter methods.