Mar.'14 Tudor Place "Tree Fest"
Apr 2, 2014Public
Photo: Montgomery County Woodturners (MCW) and Chesapeake Woodturners (CW) shared a tent on a rainy Saturday (March 29, 2014) at the Tudor Place historic property in Georgetown for their "Tree Fest". Thanks to Ted Michalek of CW for the on-site photos.
Photo: Some winter-weary visitors from the community braved the chilly rain to get out of the house and see some woodturning action. Lou Rudinski (CW) and Jeff Tate (MCW) are doing the honors.
Photo: Jeff shows the ropes to some prospective members and their moms. Tim Aley, Phil Brown, and Emily Koo also demonstrated for MCW. Stan Wellborn and Beth McClelland (MCW) attended to lend support.
Photo: Jeff Tate is working on a natural-edge bowl much like some that were turned from the 200-year-old white oak that came down in the garden last fall.  A replacement was planted this day.
Photo: Lou Rudinski works on a bowl while Beth McClelland and Emily Koo look on.
Photo: Do woodturners have stories?  Do fish swim?
Photo: Doug Bartos, current Chesapeake Woodturners President, parts off another fine goblet...
Photo: ...and shows it with deserved pride.
Photo: Chuck Engstrom (CW) is having great fun making curls.
Photo: Here's the ambrosia maple bowl Lou was working on, while Jeff works in the background.
Photo: Meanwhile, indoors, MCW has this table set up to show some examples of our work.
Photo: It's never too early to learn about Safety!
Photo: This display cabinet in the gift shop is set up with some turned wood from the Tudor Place white oak.
Photo: There are some nice MCW pieces on the turning shelf...
Photo: ...and the commemoration.
Photo: Bob Grudberg 4 1/2" x 10 1/2" x 8" natural-edge bowl [Tudor Place white oak]
Photo: Gary Guenther 3 1/2" x 7 1/2" x 6 1/4" natural-edge bowl [Tudor Place white oak]
Photo: Duane Schmidt 3.5" x 9" x 6 1/2" natural-edge bowl [Tudor Place white oak]
Photo: Duane Schmidt 4" x 8 3/4" x 6 1/2" natural-edge bowl [Tudor Place white oak]
Photo: Tim Aley 6" x 6" natural-edge bowl [Tudor Place oak]
Photo: Tim Aley 7 1/4" x 2 1/2"  bowl [Tudor Place oak]
Photo: Tim Aley 1 1/4" x 4" bottle stoppers [Tudor Place oak, stainless steel stoppers with rubber o-rings]
Photo: Phil Brown 5 1/2" x 3 1/4" natural-edge vessel [Tudor Place white oak]