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Click to download 2023 Woodbank Guidelines - must be read and followed for use.

If you know about any wood available for the Wood Bank please call Vince Wilson, Scout & Laison with Tree Surgeons, (970) 430-0961, vwildonco@msn.com or John Giem at (970) 223-0844 or (970) 227-6618.

The wood lot is located at John Giem’s, 4031 Capitol Dr., Fort Collins starting at 10:00 AM. The wood is located at the rear of John’s place. Park in front and walk back along the gravel drive just to the West of the house. To set up a time and get directions, call John at 970 223- 0844 (home) or 970 227-6618 (mobile).

Questions welcome. Wood Bank Withdrawals and deposits welcome. The wood bank currently has a fairly good stock of good turning wood (and some firewood that used to be turning wood.) The types on hand include; ash, elm, spruce, pine, hard maple, olive, locust and others too numerous to remember.

Many of your neighbors will be trimming and cutting trees. Also, there is some construction where trees will be removed. The wood bank would like to build up a reserve to last through next winter. If you have or know about trees available for the Wood Bank, contact Allen Norris or John Giem. We can then determine if the Wood Bank can use them. All RMWT members are encouraged to collect and deposit wood into the Wood Bank.

Remember the Wood Bank is free to all RMWT members and is supported through the work of those members.

Articles & Links

Dennis Liggett - Multi-axis Canteen

Dennis Liggett - Multi-axis Canteen

Jimmy Clewes - Ogee Simplified, Bowl Curve and Coloring hint sheets

Jimmy Clewes - Coloring Wood

Jimmy Clewes - The Bowl Curve

Jimmy Clewes - The Ogee Simplified

Jimmy Clewes - The Ogee Simplified - Detailed

Dan Swaim - Segemented Turning

Dan Swaim - Segmented Instructions

Dan Swaim - Bowl Final Dimensions Worksheet

Dan Swaim - Bowl Layout and Design Worksheet

Dan Swaim - Bowl Worksheet

Dan Swaim - Eight Segment Worksheet

Dan Swaim - Fortyeight Segment Worksheet

Dan Swaim - Six Segment Worksheet

Dan Swaim - Sixteen Segment Worksheet

Dan Swaim - Thirtytwo Segment Worksheet

Dan Swaim - Twelve Segment Worksheet

Dan Swaim - Twentyfour Segment Worksheet

Rick Orr

Rick Orr Elk Antler Boxes Demonstration Notes

Rick Orr Rainsticks Demonstration Notes

Stuart Batty

Stuart Batty Tools Videos
Large number of videos covering fundamentals of woodturning

Dave Hawley

Dave Hawley's Source List

Tom Wirsing

Tom's Finishing Techniques Slides

Tom Wirsing Platter Demonstration Notes

Dale Larson

Dale Larson Sphere Demonstration Notes

Dale Larson Green Wood Bowls Demonstration Notes

Cindy Drozda

Cindy Drozda
Band saw blade brazing and other articles on woodturning topics

Merryll Saylan

Merryll Saylan Color & Finishing Demonstration Notes

John Giem

Craft a Cryptex by John Giem

Woodturning Background Info by John Giem

James Riser's page on making your own thread chasers.


Northern Colorado's largest woodworking tools and supplies store. Woodworking classes also available. 10% Discounts to club members, with exceptions
3718 Draft Horse Drive
Loveland, CO 80538
Phone: (970) 292-5940

Rockler's in Denver - You have to show your membership card for a 10% discount.

Wood Emporium
A great resource for an extensive selection of tropical wood, bowl and pen blanks, woodturning and carving tools, woodworking books and more. 10% off to club members.
618 N. Garfield Ave
Loveland, CO

Keener Hardwoods

Sears Trostel Lumber and Hardwoods.

Sears Trostel currently provides hardwood lumber in a variety of domestic species including ash, birch, cherry, hickory, maple, oak and walnut. We also carry exotic hardwood lumber including bloodwood, bubinga, canarywood, granadillo, lacewood, padauk, purpleheart, shedua, teak and wenge. We have just brought in turning squares, bowl blanks and pen blanks for the woodturners. We are happy to special order lumber and turning blocks per customer requests. Members of the Rocky Mountain Woodturners get our preferred customer pricing. This provides discounts on lumber, tools and supplies that range from 5 to 10% depending on the product. Festool, General Machinery, Kreg Tools and Woodpeckers Tools are not discounted.

Store Hours
Monday – Friday 7:30 to 5:30
Saturday 8:30 to 4:00
Sunday Closed

1500 Riverside Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524


Northern Colorado's largest woodworking tools and supplies store. Woodworking classes also available.
3718 Draft Horse Drive
Loveland, CO 80538
Phone: (970) 292-5940

Sears Trostel
The Sears Trostel School of Woodworking is in session! If you're looking to pick up a new skill or enhance your talents, we have something for you! For more information or to register for our classes, call or stop in at our Riverside Location. Don't delay, there is only a limited amount of space available in each class! We look forward to seeing you this season!
1500 Riverside Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 482-1928

Doug Schneiter
Doug Schneiter is scheduled to teach several woodturning classes at the Loveland Woodcraft in 2023. Doug also teaches specialized one on one classes at his Loveland studio. Contact at dougschneiter@gmail.com

Trent Bosch
Trent is a member of The Rocky Mountain Woodturners and runs workshops designed around the students' needs. For more info or to schedule a workshop contact Trent at 970.568.3299 or visit his website.

Dr. Lee Carter
Dr. Lee Carter runs the Rocky Mountain School of Woodturning. The school is located at 4625 Kiva Dr, La Porte, CO 80535. Please call Lee at 970.221.4382 or email him at leecarterrmsw@yahoo.com for more information.

Curt Theobald
Curt Theobald runs segmented turning workshops where he demonstrates the process he uses to come up with some of his amazing pieces. Please call Curt at 307.245.3310 or visit his wesbite for more information.

John Giem
Individual or small group woodworking instruction customized to the needs of the student. Offering both woodworking on the lathe and combined with regular power tools. Classes are held in John's workshop in Fort Collins, CO, which is equipped with a complete set of woodworking tools. Contact John to discuss your interests and needs at (970)227-6618, cell phone or email at jgiem@comcast.net