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Demo Safety

Demo Safety

Ron Phillips builds a bowl-proof cage for turning demonstrations.

Caged Turner

Caged Turner

Jim Breeden at the 2014 State Fair ... One top too many!?

Lights, Camera, Platters!

Lights, Camera, Platters!

John Ellis shares one of his specialties.

Metal Leaf Tech

Metal Leaf Tech

Jim Preston demonstrates expert techniques.

Big Dipper

Big Dipper

Ralph Watts shows how to turn one.

Good Goblet!

Good Goblet!

Parting off is such sweet sorrow.

Explaining the Fine Points

Explaining the Fine Points

Jimmy Clewes Demonstration

Individual Instruction

Individual Instruction

Jimmy Clewes Workshop

Frank and Jimmy

Frank and Jimmy

Jimmy Clewes Workshop

Turning Square Corners

Turning Square Corners

Jimmy Clewes Demonstration

The Perfect Wood

The Perfect Wood

Phil Weaver Presentation 6 Aug 2014

Topsy Turvey Turning

Topsy Turvey Turning

Greg Lyman turns tops for State Fair participants.

All Turned Out!

All Turned Out!

Rudy Lopez Workshop - June 2015

Sorcerer's Apprentices

Sorcerer's Apprentices

Trent Bosch Workshop - May 2017

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WOODTURNING NEWS & EVENTS

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New Mexico Woodturners

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New Mexico Wood Turners, located in Albuquerque, has over 100 members from the Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and around central New Mexico.  We meet the first Saturday of each month and welcome anyone with an interest in wood turning, from beginner to professional.

Meetings feature presentations on turning techniques, wood selection, tools and safety. Special topics have included vacuum chucks, holiday ornaments, and other unique subjects.  Every meeting includes an informal "Instant Gallery" of member work which you can see in our GALLERY section.

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 We bring in nationally known guest presenters several times each year, and the club sponsors numerous special events and projects.   A popular event is the woodturning exhibition at the New Mexico State Fair, "Expo New Mexico"  held every September. Activities include woodturning exhibitions, live demonstratons, and videos on a range of turning topics


President's Corner

LarryLinford Jan2016

 Greetings Woodturners!      

            

July is almost gone, and it was an eventful month.

            Michael Mocho’s youth workshop at Explora! was very successful, with nine kids learning various aspects of woodworking – including woodturning. NMWT loaned Michael all of our club lathes for the workshops, and members Hy Tran, John Ellis, Ron Bahm, Bill Baca, Michael Anderson and myself assisted Michael in keeping a watchful eye on the boys and girls eagerly following his directions. Thanks to Scott Eckstein and Bob Rocheleau and the aforementioned group moved also helped with moving and setting up the equipment. The kids really enjoyed the learning experience.

            By the time you read this, the garage sale of the late Ken Pilkington’s extensive tool collection will be over, but a lot of work went into the organizing and hosting of the event. Special thanks goes to Ron Bahm for spearheading the effort on behalf of Ken’s widow. Scott Eckstein, Bob Rocheleau, Bill Mantelli, and I worked several days and still didn’t get it all organized the way we’d hoped.

            Sadly, the club lost another long-time member near the first of the month, with the passing of Ray Richardson. Our club doesn’t maintain such records, but I understand he was a member for many years. Bon voyage, Ray. Club member Bill Kalb is working with Ray’s widow to find a home (or homes) for his extensive collection. Hopefully, Bill will have some information for us at the August meeting.

            Speaking of August, I risk sounding like a broken record (remember those vinyl disks that spun on a platter and played music through a needle?), check in for the State Fair is August 25 & 26. We had a great turn out last year, but let’s do even better this year:  More entries, more demonstrators, more fun!

            The woodworkers (the flatwood folks) will not be appearing at the Fair this year, so it’s up to us wood turners to show New Mexico what can be done with a simple piece of wood!

            Jim Breeden will have sign-up sheets at the August meeting. And the demonstrators for the August meeting will focus on a variety of simple projects ideal for dazzling the crowd at the Fair.

            And last but not least, your Board of Directors would like to get some input from you concerning participation in the professional hands-on workshops we offer each year. Our attendance was down for the Trent Bosch workshops, and we’d like to see what we might do differently next year, so there will be a brief discussion of this topic prior to the turning demos.

            See you August 5!

Larry Linford, President

 

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