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)
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.
RMWT Beyond the Bark, November 2nd to 12th
Breaking news! The Rocky Mountain Woodturners will have a group show, Beyond the Bark, at the Community Creative Center (formerly the Carnegie Building, around the corner from the library) at 200 Mathews Street in Fort Collins from November 2nd to 5th and 9th through 12th. The show will not be juried, so everyone will have equal opportunity to enter and exhibit, and we hope that all members will display at least one piece. There will be an area for pens and other small items. These dates include the First Friday Art Walk, which always brings a large audience to an exhibit. The gallery will be open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 6 PM each of these two weeks, with the First Friday Art Walk reception from 6 PM until 9 PM on Friday, November 4th. Members may exhibit up to five pieces of their best work. We will have the gallery space we've had in the previous exhibits and Larry Tucci, painter, will have the entire rest of the gallery.
Please bring your turned pieces to either Woodcraft, site of our meetings, or Lloyd Jenkins' house, 1166 Cobblestone Court, in Fort Collins, 970-226-1166 (call first) between now and Saturday, October 29th. Lloyd has not been able to attend our meetings in over a year, so he would be glad to have participating woodturners come by.
Each piece, except for small items such as pens, must be in an individual box and the box must be marked with artist's name and the name of the piece. Each artist must fill out one of the Lincoln Center Exhibit Participant forms at the drop-off site, one form for all of your pieces, and include the sale price for each piece, if it is for sale. Community Creative Center Form (click on this for a printable pdf file).
Each turner is encouraged to select a two-hour time slot when you will be available in the gallery to meet and greet visitors and tell them about woodturning. This is not a scary thing to do--most turners have found that gallery visitors are eager to know what woodturning is and a little about how we do it, and it is fun. The sign-up grid will be sent in a separate message.
Let's continue to show Northern Colorado what woodturning is
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, email@example.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 Guidelines now available. Must be read prior to use of the woodbank.
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
November 3, 2016 RMWT Monthly Meeting
Vince Wilson – Dixie Biggs' class highlights
My intent is to just do an overview of the power carving, wood burning and painting techniques Dixie covered in the class. I'll likely be carving a center piece for a box top.
I will emphasize power carving techniques, talk about which carving tools and burs she recommends, how to use dry brushing to color pieces and demonstrate several texturing methods including the use of the wood burner.