The Enchanted WoodTrurners of Santa Fe NM

Pro turner in Abq — May 4-5-6

Please contact John Ellis (info below) if anyone from the Santa Fe TEW is interested in joining the seminars!

Professional turner and Doug Schneiter from Loveland CO will be our guest presenter at the May  meeting on Saturday, May 4, from 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM.  He will also conduct hands-on sessions in John Ellis’ shop in Placitas on Sunday and Monday, May 5 and 6, from 9 AM to 4 PM, and depending on demand, also on Tuesday, May 7.

Please see below for more details, including how to respond to this email to reserve a space.  Please read and reply ASAP, as this will be one of the best professional presenters and workshops we will have ever presented.

A long time professional woodturner and retired woodshop teacher, Doug Schneiter has been a popular demonstrator at regional and national woodturning symposiums for many years. For many years, Doug focused primarily on hollow forms and turnings that incorporate natural voids and imperfections in the wood to enhance the piece.

In recent years, Doug’s focus has been on creating basket weave designs on bowls, platters and hollow forms. In these workshops, Doug will teach students techniques he uses to create Basket Illusion designs by combining woodburning, coloring dyes and turning techniques to create his beautiful basket weave pieces. While the focus of the class will be on the basket weave process, fundamentals including proper tool technique, sharpening and improving each student’s overall skill set. 

He will also demonstrate hollow form turning that can be done in a very short time with common tools  Doug’s range of teaching is very wide, appealing to beginning turners as well as more advanced ones.  In these workshops limited to six participants each day, there will be plenty of time for individual work, and the club will also have experienced turners to help participants

Projects: (may vary due to time restraints)

·         Turn a shallow bowl or platter with or without adding basket illusion

·         Turn a small hollow form using hollow turning tools and techniques

·         Turn a tool handle and optionally decorate with basket illusion.

·         Wood burn and color the exterior of the hollow form to give a basket weave appearance

·         Turn a ribbed wall platter and create a basket weave appearance using wood burn and coloring

Cost and Enrollment

The cost for each workshop is $85.  If needed, up to 50% can be reimbursed by the Red Hollenbach Scholarship Fund.  The fee will be collected at the beginning of each session.  Workshops will have full workstations with Delta midi lathes for each person and most accessories.  Wood will be supplied at cost depending on the projects desired, and to the spec’s of Doug for each project.  More specific information about the workshops will be sent to those selected.

The deadline to apply will be Saturday, April 20 at 6:00 PM.  If more than the number of participants apply, a drawing may be used to select the participants and a waiting list.

Please respond to John Ellis at nmwtwebman@aol.com, or by phone at 505 463-7750. 

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