Rocky Mountain Woodturner Resources


Library

One of the benefits of RMWT membership is access to our Library of books and videos. These may be checked out at meetings until the next meeting. Click on Books for a list of printed material. Click on Videos for a list of commercial DVD's. Click on Club Demonstrations for a list of DVD's containing videos of club demonstrations.

Books ---- Videos ---- Club Demonstrations

The check out procedures can be seen by clicking on the below links.

Video Checkout Procedures ---- Book Checkout Procedures


Articles & Links

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


jamesriser.com/Machinery/chasers/making_chasers.html
James Riser's page on making your own thread chasers.

woodworking.co.uk/Technical/Screwcutting/screwcutting.html
An article on hand chasing threads by Bill Jones.

woodturners.org/tech_tips/vacuum_chuck/vacuum-chucks.pdf
An in depth article about vacuum chucking by William Noble.

Front Range Woodturners How To Page
Several articles on the Front Range Woodturners' website.



Woodbank

Click to download 2013 Woodbank Guidelines - must be read and followed for use.

If you know about any wood available for the Wood Bank please call Jerry Sherman at (970) 631-2984 mobile, (970) 484-2619 home; 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.

This is spring and 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, Jerry Sherman 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.

Guidelines: To maximize the usefulness of the wood and delay its turning itself into firewood, the following guidelines are encouraged:

1. Diameter of wood should be 8 inches or larger. There is some need for limbs 3” and larger in diameter.

2. The length of the pieces should be as long as possible and still be able to handle them. The longer pieces will check on the ends but the middle will still be in good shape. Three to four feet long works well. These longer pieces will usually require two people to handle them.

3. Crotches can yield some very interesting grain patterns. When cutting around crotches, be sure to leave 6” or more from the crotch to the cut. Thus, any checking can be cut off and will not be as likely to spread into the ‘good’ wood.

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


Suppliers

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

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.
970.667.5621
618 N. Garfield Ave
Loveland, CO

Rough Out Bowls, Etc.
Dale Bonertz & Dan Bailey
1825 Longworth Road
Fort Collins, CO, 80526

970.482.1604



Harry Farmer - CA Glue
Harry Farmer is continuing Dan Bailey’s CA Glue Business and now has 2oz bottles of thin, medium and thick CA Glue and 8 oz spray bottles of accelerator for $5.00 each. Harry also has 16 oz refill bottles of accelerator for $9.00 each. All items are in stock and will be maintained in stock. All prices are better than you can find anywhere else in the area. Please call Harry to be sure he is at home on his Cell: 970-218-0297 or Landline: 970-484-5448. His address is 2112 Springfield Court, Ft Collins, CO.


Keener Hardwoods
970.214.3594


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


970.482.1928
1500 Riverside Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524


Lee Tree Woodworks

Largest source of Australian Burl in North America



Classes

Woodcraft
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


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, (970)223-0844, home phone or (970)227-6618, cell phone or email at
jgiem@comcast.net

Katherine Kowalski
Woodturner & Contemporary Artist offering private/small group instruction in basic and intermediate woodturning, as well as specialized advanced classes in fine spindlework, and color theory/technique. Classes held at Katherine's shop in Cheyenne, WY. E-mail: katherine@daystarhandworks.com or phone: 307-220-0130 Visit her website.