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Gulliver's Goblet?

Gulliver's Goblet?

Judge Ray Berry inspects a lilliputian entry at NM State Fair '17.

Tough Love

Tough Love

Judges Jim Breeden and Bill Zerby continue the quest for blue ribbon turnings.

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.

Sorcerer's Apprentices

Sorcerer's Apprentices

Trent Bosch Workshop - May 2017

Frank and Jimmy

Frank and Jimmy

Jimmy Clewes Workshop

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.

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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

Greetings Woodturners!     

LarryLinford Jan2016

The State Fair is behind us, and it was a success. The Fair staff changed and reduced our traditional space slightly, and added an entrance/exit to the Creative Arts building right next to us, but we made it work. And next year, they are talking about moving us to one of two possible new locations (either of which would be an actual improvement).

The big winners this year, taking Best in Show in their respective divisions, were:

  • Michael Alguire, Professional
  • Drake Ward, Advanced
  • Raymond Davis, Intermediate.

In addition, Michael Anderson, one of our youngest members, took home the coveted Judges’ Choice Award.

Congratulations to each of them. Their prize-winning pieces represented the best in creativity, tool use and technique and finish. (Note that due to a shortage of entries, no Best in Show prizes were issued for Novice or Juvenile divisions.)

In addition, two members, Hy Tran and Patricia Apt will be moving up a division next year as a reward for winning three blue ribbons each! I need to take this opportunity to thank the 23 individual members who took the time to demonstrate the art of wood turning at the Fair, along with the crews who moved the equipment to and from storage, checked-in the entries, set up the displays, assisted in the judging and checked out the entries when it was all
over.

In addition, the judges themselves donated a couple of days of their time. There would be 40 names to list, so I won’t. You know who you are. Thanks.

But I will thank Jim Breeden who once again spent a year dealing with the State Fair staff and regulations, recruited all the volunteers, worked many hours during the event, and generally made it all happen.

And now on to the next order of business. In November, the nominations committee will present the nominees for our Board of Directors, and in December we will vote on who will run the New Mexico Woodturners for the next year (or two). Please consider nominating some folks you think would do a good job for us. And, just as important: if nominated, please be willing to serve. This organization is thriving, but this is only through efforts of your volunteer Board.

See you on October 7!

Larry Linford
President

P.S. "We will be collecting donations of turned items from members for a silent auction to support the New Mexico Nursing Excellence program that promotes and ensures program and training to enhance nursing practice and patient care in New Mexico and the nation. Your items will be auctioned at their annual banquet in late October."

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