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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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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!

Welcome to March and the beginning of spring! A change is in the wind for NMWT.

As most of you know, we have been video recording our monthly club presentations for a number of years now. These videos have then been edited and transferred to DVDs for our members for a nominal fee when they want to pursue the various topics of the videos in their own workshops. This program has been pretty successful, but many of our older DVDs are beginning to fail – and believe it or not, they are now considered “old technology.”

In this 17th year of the 21st Century, our chief videographers (Hy Tran and Derek Roff) are saying it’s time for the New Mexico Woodturners to start exploiting the latest advantages technology has to offer. This would improve the videos and make them available in a better, more convenient format. Their proposal would utilize a higher definition video (like the MP4 our camera normally produces), as opposed to the MP3 format of the DVDs. This would simplify and speed-up the editing process.

However, this means we would no longer be able to transfer the videos to DVDs. It would require DVD ROMs, which would be readable on a computer, but not a regular DVD player. But if we made the videos available by posting them on a club chapter of YouTube, the advantages are simple and substantial. First, is the obvious improved clarity for those close-up details that you might have missed during the live workshops. And second, members could scan the list of topics and access any videos with the touch of a couple buttons on their home computers 24-7. No more having to wait until the first Saturday of the next month, or waiting even longer until another member returns a DVD you want to watch.

The plan would start with the videos from the last couple of years that have not yet been uploaded and edited, and of course all future videos would follow suit. The conversion of our existing collection is desirable but not an immediate concern, so the DVD library would remain available for the time being.

This move requires NMWT Board approval, and we will be discussing this at the March club meeting to allow members to ask question, voice concerns, etc. before the Board takes action.

See you on Saturday!

Larry Linford, President

 

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