Woodturning Sumposiums



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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.

2021 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.



2021 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 2021 completed applications to EOG Chairman Todd Sheaman, todd.sheaman@gmail.com. If you have questions regarding RMWT EOG grants, please


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


March 4, 2021 - (this will be a live, interactive demo by streaming video. Start time is 6:00 PM. Information on how to attend the Zoom meeting will be emailed to members)

Simon Begg - German Ring Turning

Simon is Australia's young and talented wood turner. He started turning in high school and after only one bowl he was hooked. Now he is turning full time, making big steps in his early career. His works are in a number of galleries in Australia and has pieces all over the world. As well as creating, Simon is starting to teach including at Turfest, Australia's premier turning event.

What I will be teaching is German ring turning which is a 200 year old technique that was used for the production of toys. I do it a bit differently for sculptural purposes and a developed my own techniques for the most accurate and complex designs I can manage. The main focuses for this demo are tool control, planning a effective design and the satisfaction of revealing a hidden shape at the end of the demo. The video is pre recorded due to my set up and tough camera angles but that gives me more time to explain and answer questions. I also have a slideshow to give a bit more of an understanding before I start the turning.


April 8, 2021 - (this will be a live, interactive demo by streaming video. Start time is 6:00 PM. Information on how to attend the Zoom meeting will be emailed to members)

Eric Lofstrom - Textures & Finishes for Turners

Working with wood has been a source of peaceful intrigue since my childhood. When creating, I try to practice “presence,” or mindfulness, so I can stay safe and make the most of my time creatively. I strive to balance the seemingly opposite goals of absolute physical control and creative surrender. On my best days, I can zoom in on the finest material details, while also acknowledging how various elements might play to a piece’s artistic message. Approaching studio time in this way may not be the most productive in terms of volume, but it allows me to explore and fully understand things in a more satisfying way.

As an artist, I aim to create clean-lined forms with minimal distraction. I use grain, color, and texture to invite an intimate conversation with my work. I enjoy working within self-prescribed constraints, focusing my exploration to develop philosophical co

Surface Treatments from Functional to Sculptural Using common supplies and equipment, this demonstration showcases many of Eric’s favorite textures and finishes for wooden pieces. Attendees will learn simple and effective techniques to create the enticing brushed, facetted and stippled textures. In addition, Eric will unveil some of his favorite finishing techniques; from penetrating oils, poly, aerosols, inks and paints. This demonstration is packed full of Eric’s techniques and preferred products, sure to be of interest to woodturners seeking the finishing touch for their turned and textured surfaces!