September Instant Gallery Competition
The following are the rules for the instant gallery
A member can send one picture of an item for the instant gallery. It will be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking on the button below.
Include the following:
Your Membership Number from Your Card
Address (street, city, state, zip code)
Identify your perceived skill level. (Novice or Advanced)
Brief Description Including Wood Used and Any Special Techniques Applied
For the member judging, pieces will not have names or description attached to the voting form.
Members have from August 9th – Sept 11th to send in their pictures.
On Sept 12th, a voting form will be sent to all 2020 members. Members can vote for one submission in each skill level category. Voting will be open from Sept 12th until Sept 18th.
Votes will be tabulated, and the winners announced at the end of the meeting.
You cannot win more than once every three months (consecutive meetings). However, that should not keep you from sending in pictures of your turning (s) items for the website. Those items will not be eligible to vote on, but we all want to see your latest accomplishments.
For those members in the Novice category. If you win the instant gallery three times, you will now be considered in the Advanced category.
The winner in each category will be asked to discuss their piece at the meeting.
All submissions will be shown on the Instant Gallery page on the Website following the meeting.
Popular vase 8 inches high, sprayed with various shades of ink.
This piece was made from Apple wood that was dried with a microwave. The trays were turned initially on a face plate. On the lower tray the surface was turned flat ( for the bottom) and a mortice created to reverse chuck for turning the top surface. On the top tray the surface was turned flat and a tenon created to reverse chuck for turning the top surface. This was reversed again with a jam chuck to remove the tenon. The connector piece and the top knob were spindle turned. Each piece was sanded and finished with walnut oil and then a mixture of sanding sealer and lacquer. It was polished with wax. A three inch Lazy-Susan was inserted into the mortice on the bottom tray with a screw to attached to the bottom tray and also attached the connector piece. A ¼ wooden dowel was glued into the top of the connector. The dowel passes through a ¼ inch hole drilled into the center of the top tray and glued into the top knob.
Dale Van Sickle
Description of Entry (Part Description, Wood, Finish) : My first attempt at casting. Pine Cones in Alumilite resin with translucent red and blue coloring and gold mica. Mahogany rim and base. Finished with clear shellac and Jack’s homemade wax
Plywood bowl finished in Hampshire sheen high gloss.
Lidded bowl. 9 inches in diameter and 4 inches tall plus the finial.
Made from 123 pieces of Spectraply (Americana) and Poplar.
Spectraply sourced from Cousineau Wood Products. cwp-usa.com
Dimensions Total 12” H 7-1/2′ W. The blue vessel is 7-1/2′ H x 3” W
The Vessel is maple Air Brushed a Metallic Blue, the flat interior is painted gold leaf. The stand and finial are walnut.
The finial is a finished with a gloss polyurethane, while the stand is a satin polyurethane The horizontal connectors are brass tubes.
This is a 9″ Dark Walnut bowl with Aluminate inlay. The bowl is about 6″ deep and about 3/8″ in wall thickness. The bowl is finished with a semi-gloss lacquer.
Description of Entry (Part Description, Wood, Finish) : Florida Mahogany Heart Shaped Crotch Bowl. Once turned from wet crotch blank. Light 5/16″ rim/sap wood thickness tapered down to light 1/4″ for the heartwood thru the bottom of the bowl. Took the bark off and burned some decorative lines. Finished with 3 coats of Tung oil and then waxed & buffed.
Description of Entry (Part Description, Wood, Finish) : Rams horn, half curl, slight twist at tip. Pine scrap. Black acrylic paint, applied with dry toothbrush.
6” X 10”
Ebony, walnut, Yew, oak, colored pencils.
Finished with Danish oil, buffed with Tripoli, White Diamond, and Renaissance Wax.
This is a piece requested by a friend for his niece who just graduated from University. Part of her schooling was in Zanzibar; we all visited her there, and I brought back some ebony wood. Other woods are from the proud uncle’s home and environs. And the colored pencils are because, well, school.
Ambrosia Curly Maple Hollow Form with Ebony finial
I used pine on this one
Keps style Honey Jar
Lid: honey locust
Knob: black walnut
Dipper – none
Lid – Microcrystalline wax
Knob – spray lacquer with transfer-printed gold nail polish bee.
Hollow vessel. Approximately 6” x 4” h. Ambrosio maple. Had to add a foot after going thru while finishing the bottom. New foot dyed black. Finish – Two coats of clear shellac and two coats of General Finishes gel topcoat. Rubbed out to a satin finish.
Pin Oak, from my yard. Painted with clear resin with gold flake. Sanded, then 4 coats high gloss lacquer.