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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.

Chuck It

Chuck It

Ralph's custom chuck enables hollowing of dipper.

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

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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!      

May has come to an end, and the State Fair will be here before you know it!

The May presentation and hands-on workshops by Trent Bosch were a resounding success. I have received several emails from attendees expounding on the quality of both. The workshops turned out to be more popular than expected. We were set up for six practitioners at each, Sunday through Tuesday, but actually a couple of additional folks were accommodated thanks to John Ellis making his Robust American Beauty lathe available as well. (My personal thanks to John – that was awesome fun!)

John and his wife, Carol, deserve yet another round of applause for their generosity in once again opening their home and John’s shop to the club for the hands-on workshops – and for hosting Trent during his 5 days in Albuquerque.

Events like this don’t just happen. It took weeks of planning and preparation, and there are a lot of folks deserving recognition. The equipment crew - Scott Eckstein, Bill Mantelli, Bob Rocheleau, and Michael Anderson loaded the lathes, tables toolboxes, etc., at World of Wood and moved them to John’s. Then we retrieved them from John’s and moved them to the new storage locker in Bernalillo. And in between, we also moved all the rest of our equipment and furniture from World of Wood to the new storage locker – in the rain.

That great lunch during Trent’s Saturday demonstration  was prepared by Sally Breeden, Karen Linford,  Kennie Warren, Sheri Luikins, Thelma Phillips. Thanks to them all for keeping us together, allowing for a short lunch period so more time could be spent learning from Trent. Sally and Jim Breeden also prepared the lunches for the Sunday and Monday workshops at John’s home.

Our Vice President Hy Tran and John Ellis arranged for Trent’s visit, and Hy and Derek Roff were instrumental in pulling together the logistics for Saturday’s presentation.  Treasurer Rick Judd ordered the new lamps we used on the lathes. (He has a couple left over he’s selling to club members for $13 each.)

Folks, if you see Jake Jacobson, thank him for providing plenty of wood at his own cost, in Trent’s specified dimensions, for the hands-on workshops. Jake continually goes the extra mile for the New Mexico Woodturners!

And finally, please thank Kurt at Woodworkers Supply for loaning us a lathe large enough for Trent to work comfortably for the Saturday demonstration, and for allowing us to hang around long after our regular departure time.

I hope I haven’t left anyone out. If I have, my apologies. The memory chips ain’t what they used to be!

On an entirely different subject, I think you will want to bring extra raffle and silent auction money for the June meeting. We will be raffling three of the partially completed demo pieces that Trent produced during the Saturday presentation and one of the workshops. And we have been given a marvelous collection of woodturning tools by one of the NMWT original founders, Keven Fleming, for the silent auction with all profits going to the Red Hollenback Scholarship Fund.

See you on the 3rd!!

Larry Linford, President

 

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