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.

2016 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 member ship 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)

Beads of Courage Bowls Workshop

August 6, 2016, 9am - 4:30pm Dale Bonertz and Allen Jensen - From log to rough turned bowl blank This club event will cover chain sawing a log, band sawing the block of wood, sharpening/reshaping tools, roughing bowl blanks and discussing drying blanks. All blanks will be used for Beads of Courage. We ask folks to bring eye protection at minimum. Face shield is better and hearing protection for the chain saw area is highly recommended. It is also encouraged to bring a gouge or two that folks are trying to get a certain grind. They can also practice sharpening even if they have a favorite grind on their tool but want to learn how to get them sharper. Lunch will be provided for those who register. This event will be held at Allen Jensen's shop located at 6235 N. County Rd 13 Loveland, CO 80538. Please contact Allen, rajconst@aol.com or Dale, dbonertz@comcast.net for more information.


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.


2016 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 2016 completed applications to EOG Chairman Elizabeth Amigo, efamigo@msn.com. If you have questions regarding RMWT EOG grants, please contact Elizabeth or anyone else on the EOG committee or RMWT Board.

The deadline for 2016 EOG grant applications is January 31, 2016.


Woodbank

New 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


August 4, 2016 RMWT Monthly Meeting

Nick Agar

Renowned woodturning artist Nick Agar's broad-scale, multi-textured wood sculptures, created at his riverside studio and gallery in Devon, have earned him a reputation for producing highly individual, beautifully crafted art.

Nick has inspired many woodturners with his work and has traveled across the world to demonstrate his skills

With more than 25 years experience He has a great understanding of his medium. Choosing burrs and intriguing or figured timber for the majority of his work, exposing natures treasures beneath the bark.

Inspired by organic forms, pottery, and his natural surroundings, he specialises in hollow forms, large diameter work, and surface enhancement. He is renowned for his wall sculptures in particular. His award-winning work often incorporates carving, weaving and metalwork.

In addition to exhibiting widely and appearing at international conferences both as a demonstrator and a judge, Nick is in constant demand for commissions from collectors, his wide range of clients including HRH Prince of Wales, Dukes, Duchesses and the Royal jewellers, Aspreys. He and his work have also featured on BBC and ITV lifestyle television programmes.

Nick is Patron of the Max Carey Woodturning Trust.

He is co author of the book "Woodturning Evolution", an elected member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, and a Registered Professional Turner. A member of the AWGB and AAW.

He has also been made Honorary member of several woodturning clubs.

Nick is a popular demonstrator/teacher on the Woodturning Cruise.


October 6, 2016 RMWT Monthly Meeting

Cindy Drozda