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At the Central Oklahoma Woodturners (COWA) meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month in the Automotive Training Auditorium at the Metro Technology Center, 4901 South Bryant Avenue, Oklahoma City starting at 6:30 P.M.. Meetings are dedicated to woodturning demonstrations with the member's Instant Gallery-Show & Tell held in March, June, September, and December.

At COWA, we dedicate the entire meeting in March, June, September, and December to the member's Instant Gallery-Show & Tell instead of every month.  When we held the Instant Gallery-Show & Tell every month the time was limited for the featured demonstrations.  A large majority of our members wanted to show their work, with many bringing in several pieces.  By dedicating the entire meetings the member's Instant Gallery-Show & Tell including the bring back program members are able to spend the time to show and talk about each piece.  We encourage every member to participate; it helps develop camaraderie, particularly with newer members who were reluctant before.  After each piece is shown and talked about the pieces are photographed and posted here on our gallery pages for others to enjoy.

Our Bring Back Program is also a little different than in most clubs. Instead of having only one or two items to raffle, we have upward of 20 pieces. A few years ago we used the one or two item format, but it seemed that people would forget to bring a piece back. We placed a challenge to the members to dedicate a piece for the bring back. Many pieces were donated which now gives more opportunity for members to win a piece. Now that we have a large number of pieces to raffle we have not noticed any drop off to the number of turnings. The rules are simple, if you win a piece you are to bring one back for the next Bring Back Program. We do ask that it not be a cast off, but one that would be of a quality, up to the turners ability and one they would be proud to own. The new format has been a great success for COWA.

Galleries for 2012

March 13
Photos by Carl Shortt

Large Basket of Leaves by Lowell Reed

Bowl by Betsy Jones

Willow: 3" x 6"

Opps! Baseball in Glass by Phil Hoar

Nut Dispenser with Bowl by Kathy Jekel

Myrtlewood" 16" x 5"

Candlestick Phone by Kathy Jekel

Walnut: 12" x 6"

Easter Rabbits by Kathy Jekel

Virginia Pine: 11" x 3 1/2"

Lidded Bessel by Kathy Jekel

Maple, Cocobolo, & Ebony: 7 1/2" 6 1/2"

Bowl by Kathy Jekel

Hackberry: 4 1/2" x 10"

Pet Urn by Kathy Jekel

Box Elder & Mahogany: 8" x 4"

Telephone by Debbie Patillo

Walnut: 12" tall

Easter Ornaments by Debbie Patillo

Maple finals: 3"

Snowman by Debbie Patillo

Fir: 20" tall

Assorted Bracelets by Debbie Patillo

Assorted woods

Nut Dispenser by Debbie Patillo

"Wormy wood: 12"

Walking Cane by Carl Brown


Vanity Tray By Virgil Young

Crab Apple: 18 1/4" x 11 1/8" x 7 1/2"

Small Chip & Dip Bowl by Virgil Young

Ash: 6" x 4 5/8"

Fondue Bowl by Virgil Young

Spalted Cottonwood: 6" x 6 5/8"

Goblet with Ring by Virgil Young

Mimosa: 2 7/8" x 6"

Chip & Dip Bowl by Virgil Young

Blue Spruce: 10 1/2" x 4 1/2"

Goblet by Virgil Young

Blue Spruce: 2 5/8" x 4 5/8"

Wall Hanging Platter by Virgil Young

Monkey Pod: 17 3/4" x 1"

Cookie Jar by Virgil Young

Sycamore: 9 1/8" x 10 3/4"

Vase by Dale Jones

Stained Poplar: 5" x 9"

Bowl by Dale Jones

Cedar: 5" x 4"

Bowl by Dale Jones

Maple & Walnut: 5" x 9"

Natural-Edge Goblet by Nathan Deal

Elm: 8" x 12"

Natural-Edge Bowl by Nathan Deal

Elm: 6" x 8"

Pens by Nathan Deal

Assorted Woods

Goblet by Nathan Deal

Oak: 4" x 2 1/2"

Bowl by Nathan Deal

Black Walnut: 2" x 4"

Kaleidoscope by Nathan Deal

Black Walnut: 2 1/4"

Thunderbird Vase by Dewayne Colwell

Dyed Maple: 9" x 6"

Closed Form by Dewayne Colwell

Chared Poplar: 10" x 9"

Inside-Out Candle Stick by Dewayne Colwell

Bowl by Bob Jarrett

Colorwood: 9 1/2"

Tool Handles by Darell Cookman

Zebrawood, Walnut, Oak, Maple, & Purpleheart: 1 1/2" x 14"

Hollowform Vase by Darell Cookman

Mesquite: 4 3/4" x 3"

Bowl by Darell Cookman

Pecan: 6 3/8" x 2 1/2"

Natural-Edge Bowl by Darell Cookman

East Indian Rosewood: 10 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Lidded Box by Karen Robinson

Cedar: 2 3/4"

Lidded Box by Karen Robinson

Camphor: 2"

Box by Butch Lindsey

Walnut: 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"

Turned on multiple axis.

Bottle by Butch Lindsey

Walnut & Osage Orange: 3 1/4" x 1 1/2" x 9 1/2"

Turned on multiple axis

Off-Center Disk by Bill White

Birch: 13" x 13" x 1 3/4"

Vase by Bill White

Mesquite: 12" x 8"

Lidded Box by Tracy Turner

Sycamore & Alluminum: 5" x 5"

Lidded Box by Tracy Turner

Spalted Hackberry & Copper: 4" diameter x 7" tall

Lamp by Gina Crissman

Maple & Cherry

Pen & Honey Dipper by Gina Crissman

Mahogany, Wenge & Maple

Natural-Edge Bowl by Gina Crissman

Elm: 8" diameter

Candle Stick by Gina Crissman

Maple: 10"

Closed Form by Lowell Reed

Spalted Sawtooth Oak: 16" tall x 7" diameter

Large Vase by Lowell Reed

Eastern Red Cedar: 11 1/4" x 12 1/2"

Bowl by Lowell Reed

Spalted Pecan: 5 1/4" x 15"

Bowl by Lowell Reed

Spalted Pecan: 12 3/4" x 7 1/2"

Desk Pens by John Ashwoorth


Butter Press by John Ashworth

Clear Pine:

Lamp by Carol Reggio

Cherry & Maple: 15"

Birdhouse Fan Pull by Mike Irwin

Cherry & Maple: 2 1/2" x 1 1/2"

Bowl by Don Roetker

Pecan & Walnut: 11" x 4 1/2"

Vase by Don Roetker

Maple: 6" tall

Double Dip Coffee Scoop, Magnetic Pickup Tool, & Double-Ended Seam Ripper by Carl Brown

Black Palm & Paduak

"Have some fun turning" by Kathy Jekel, Butch Lindsey, Dewayne Colwell, & Bob Jarrett

Walnut, Mahogany, Maple, & Holly

This is a turn and pass it off to the next turner & see what develops.

Photos by Carl Shortt

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