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. Please contact Chris Van Woerkomn at mcvan1@gmail.com for information.

2024 Membership dues are $50, family $65, dual clubs $25.00 and student $30. Dues may be given to or mailed to Vice President, Margaret Stiles (1667 Greenstone Trail, 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.



2024 Educational Opportunity Grant Applications

The annual Educational Opportunity Grant process is active, so please consider applying. See details at the following link: David Nittmann Educational Opportunity Grant Application.

Submit 2024 completed applications to Educational Opportunity Grant Chairman Clarence Sitzman, SeeSitzman@aol.com. If you have questions regarding RMWT Educational Opportunity Grant grants, please contact Clarence.


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 7, 2024 - Live demo at Woodcraft, We will meet in person and also use Zoom for an Interactive Remote Demonstration for anyone who cannot join in person.

Chris Hoehle - Picture frame boxes

Chris Hoehle's love for woodturning dates back nearly 18 years to his first woodturning class in fall 2006 in the fine woodworking program at Red Rocks Community College. At the time, he was primarily interested in furniture design and other flatwork, but somewhere in the middle of that first semester, the lathe captivated his attention like it did for so many of us and he hasn't looked back since!

Hoehle’s current body of work spans a wide range, from his series of wall hangings, Ripples, to more traditional woodturning projects such as boxes, vases, and bowls. He is known for his good sense of form and design, particularly the sublime ogee profiles of his wide shallow bowls and the flowing curves of his vase forms. He often embellishes his work with a bold pop of color, most frequently employing milk paint or layer upon layer of wood dye skillfully combined to create a gradient effect.

In addition, he loves to teach and is known as a patient and insightful instructor that has a great ability to break down complex woodturning skills into their most essential pieces and convey them to beginners in a concise, easy to understand manner. Four years ago, he created a popular series of beginner classes at the community workshop at the Denver Tool Library, where he also works part-time as a shop monitor during open shop hours, and he has also taught several week-long workshops at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN.

In his March demo and corresponding hands-on class for RMWT, "Picture frame boxes," he'll demonstrate his process for creating an end grain box with a contrasting wood inlay “framed” by the rim of the lid that is visible from both the top and the underside of the lid. (In contrast to many inlaid box lids that are only visible from the top of the lid). In addition to the special steps needed to create that effect, all of the typical topics for creating an end grain box such as end grain hollowing with scrapers and gouges and getting the fit of the lid just right will be covered as well.


March 8, 2024 - Hands on class at Woodcraft,

Chris Hoehle - Picture frame boxes

Chris Hoehle hands on class sign up

Chris Hoehle Hands-On Class - $175 from 10am to 5pm

This class will be a hands-on version of the demo that Chris will present Thursday night- an end-grain box with an inlay of contrasting wood on the lid that can be viewed from both the top and the underside of the lid.


April 4, 2024 - Live demo at Woodcraft, We will meet in person and also use Zoom for an Interactive Remote Demonstration for anyone who cannot join in person.

Keith Gotschall - Tortilla Warmer


May 9, 2024 - Live demo at Woodcraft, We will meet in person and also use Zoom for an Interactive Remote Demonstration for anyone who cannot join in person.

Pat Scott - Plates / Skews


June 6, 2024 - Live demo at Woodcraft, We will meet in person and also use Zoom for an Interactive Remote Demonstration for anyone who cannot join in person.

TBD


July, 2024

Summer Picnic


August 8, 2024 - Live demo at Woodcraft, We will meet in person and also use Zoom for an Interactive Remote Demonstration for anyone who cannot join in person.

Elizabeth Weber - TBD/Testure