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Sept 2 Meeting : David Ellsworth!

Monday- 6PM- September 2, LABOR DAY,  2019  Enchanted Woodturners Meeting
ellsworth
We will meet at Santa Fe High School Woodworking Shop, see driving & parking diagram attached, and look at the high school’s location on Google Satellite to see it better.
 A great background video: David Ellsworth Video
Monday- 6PM- September 2, LABOR DAY,  2019  Enchanted Woodturners Meeting
Subject:  How to turn a Hollow Form  Presenter:  David  Ellsworth
David will demonstrate how to mount and turn a hollow form and he will explain how he finishes his pieces.
See some of David’s work:
Don’t know David?    David was born in1944.  He lived for many many, many years near Quakertown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania , but he and his wife Wendy have recently moved to Weaverville, North Carolina, which is very near  Ashville, NC.  David’s first experience with the lathe was in a woodshop class in 1958. He continued to turn through high school, and then spent three years in the military and then eight years, yes eight years, in college studying architecture, drawing and sculpture, and finally received a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from the University of Colorado in 1973.

David started the woodworking program at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, Colorado in 1974, and the following year opened his first private woodturning studio in Boulder, Colorado.  It was during the mid-1970’s that David developed a series of bent turning tools and the methods required for making the thin-walled hollow forms of which he is known worldwide.

His first article titled, “Hollow Turning” appeared in the May/June 1979 issue of Fine Woodworking Magazine. His first book, Ellsworth on Woodturning, was published by Fox Chapel Publ. in 2008.

David is the founding member of the American Association of Woodturners in 1986, and he was the first President of AAW from 1986-1991, and the AAW’s first Honorary Lifetime Member. He has written over fifty articles on subjects related to craft and woodturning .  David started to operate the Ellsworth School of Woodturning at his home and studio in Buck’s County, Pennsylvania in 1990.

David’s works have been included in the permanent collections of forty-three museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He has taught workshops throughout the world and has received fellowship grants from the National Endowment of Arts, the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts, and the PEW Foundation.

In 2009 he was elected the “Master of the Medium” by the James A. Renwick Alliance of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. He is a Honorary Lifetime Member of the Collectors of Wood Art, and a Fellow and a former Trustee of the American Craft Council.

Show & Tell” please bring at least one “good” piece to brag about, and one “mistake/bad” piece to explain or ask what went wrong.

Casa Sena Cottonwood

Oh, we sure missed out on this one!

https://www.sfreporter.com/news/2019/08/06/second-life-for-sena-plaza-cottonwood/

It is estimated the tree is at least 84 years old, based on photographic records from 1935 that show a sapling growing in the approximate location of the tree.

An SFR file photo of shows the massive trunk next to a dining table.
An SFR file photo of shows the massive trunk next to a dining table. | SFR File Photo

The cottonwood “is an iconic part of historic Santa Fe,” says Wendy Applebaum, one of several Santa Fe residents watching the removal with mournful expressions from the sidewalk adjacent to the roped off parking lot on Nusbaum Street.

 

August 2019 Square Bowls and Milk Paint

 

Monday- 6PM- August 13, 2018  Enchanted Woodturners Meeting

We will meet at Santa Fe High School Woodworking Shop, see driving & parking diagram attached, and look at the high school’s location on Google Satellite to see it better. 

Subject:  Making a square bowl with a textured rim and finished with milk paint. 

Presenter:  Stephen (Steve) LeGrue

Steve will start with a square piece of  6” x 6” x 8/4 maple and turn a square bowl with a thin, wide rim. He will discuss considerations of mounting and turning wood that will end up being 90% turned air.  Then Steve will mount the piece in the Talon chuck and finish the top. He will use a Micro-Pro Mastercarver to show several textures that can be added to the rim. Finally Steve will demonstrate how milk paint can add visual interest to the piece.

ATTACHED DOCUMENTS on the Guilding Process:

LeGrue Marks Gilding Chem patination handout (1)
LeGrue Marks Gilding Chem patination handout

2019 Rocky Mt Symposium

Online registration is open, come join us for a jam- packed weekend of woodturning.

Go to rmwoodturningsymposium.com for more information and registration. Rotation schedule to be posted soon.

rmwoodturningsymposium.com

The Rocky Mountain Woodturners are happy to announce our annual woodturning symposium to be held on September 13, 14 and 15, 2019. It will once again be at The Ranch/Larimer County Fairgrounds, Loveland, Colorado. Since space is limited, we encourage everyone to register early.

Check in starts on Friday, September 13th, from 1 until 5:30 PM. The first rotation will be on Friday at 3:30pm. Meet and greet the demonstrators on Friday, 6-8 PM, at the Loveland Woodcraft store. There will be over 42 excellent demonstrations during the weekend from demonstrators, vendors and hands on turning. Featured demonstrators include Anthony Harris, Bob Franklin, Derek Weidman, John Beaver, Michael Alguire, Michael Andersen, Stuart Batty, Tod Raines, Vince Wilson. Also included is a large trade show, woodturners gallery, banquet, and live auction Saturday evening conducted by a professional auctioneer. Rotation schedule to be posted soon. Please check the website for up-to-date information.

Registration is now open, we have room please come join us. It is a great opportunity to meet fellow Woodturners in a relaxing environment while you learn the latest techniques from some of the best Woodturners in the field. Visit the website for more details and instructions regarding registration. It will be continually updated as details are finalized.

Rocky Mountain Woodturning Symposium

September 13, 14 and 15, 2019

The Ranch/Larimer County Fairgrounds Loveland, Colorado

rmwoodturningsymposium.com

July 12-14 2019 Shelby House

Taz and Penny are at Shelby House Again this Month!!

Take a look at the variety and names of the artists!  Time to check out his Marketplace!

 

Shelby House Santa Fe

Shelbyhousesf.com

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Meeting July 8 2019 – Doug Jones

 

doug jones

Subject:  Using Milk Paint     Presenter:  Doug Jones, SFCC Assistant Professor and Program Head of Fine Woodworking.  Doug also  operates a furniture studio, Random Orbit, in Los Lunas, New Mexico.

Milk paint is an earth-friendly paint that can be used in many different ways to enhance wood surfaces. Its exceptional adherence, variegated appearance, and mellow colors work well in combination with natural wood, as well as highlighting textural surfaces. In the first part of his talk, Doug will show images of his furniture and turned work that feature milk painted elements. The second part of his presentation will feature a short demo showing how to use milk paint and a discussion of samples.
Don’t know Doug?  Doug was born and raised in the Washington, DC area, and was the youngest of 3 boys. He didn’t get much formal training in the visual arts until later in life.  His family encouraged academic excellence, but also ensured that he had a strong connection with the natural world through camping, birdwatching, and other outdoor activities. Of course it was also great living near the Smithsonian museums and other museums in the DC area.  After graduating from college with a liberal arts degree, Doug wasn’t sure what direction to take next. He spent a year in the mountains of Vermont on a work crew that helped maintain the facilities of a  summer camp.  One of the first projects was to build new rowboats using one of the dilapidated boats as a model. At first all of the staff was intimidated by the project, feeling that they didn’t have the skills or tools needed to complete the task. However, they took apart the rotted boat and set about replicating each of the parts as best they could. To their surprise, they were able to build several new boats (still floating a couple of years later when Doug returned). The experience really made Doug hungry to learn more about working with wood, tools, and the ingenuity of design. Doug thinks that he rediscovered something about himself that was missing from his formal education up to that point.  Eventually he went to Rhode Island School of Design where he got a Master’s Degree in Furniture Design. He moved to New Mexico in 2006 to join the faculty of Santa Fe Community College in Fine Woodworking. He is currently Assistant Professor and Program Head there and operates a furniture studio, Random Orbit, in Los Lunas, New Mexico. He still enjoys spending time out in nature, gardening and hiking.
Doug’s website is www.randomorbitstudio.com

Shelby House WoodTurning Show June 27-29 2019

Opening reception is June 27, 2019  from 5:00 – 7:00  

shelby house june 2019

https://www.shelbyhousesf.com/events/2019/6/4/coming-june-27-29three-artists-many-arts

Each of these artists puts on a commanding solo show. The three of them together is an event not to be missed. Two wood turners and one painter. All three in various acts of their lives. The talented lucky ones who excel in so many ways and are celebrated; then just glide into the next phase.

TAZ BRAMLETTE | Wood Turner | Exploring Inner Beautytaz
I prefer to find the natural beauty in a piece of wood rather than embellishing it…I predominantly work with green woods, in particular burls, crotches, roots, and stumps. I’ve observed that in general the uglier a piece of wood is on the outside the more spectacular it will be on the inside. — Taz

 

 

PJ Rogers

PJ ROGERS | Wood Turner | Artful —
PJ also creates wood sculpture and furniture 

PJ Rogers discovered art at an early age and returned to it over and over through the years. When she moved to Santa Fe in the 80s, PJ started creating in earnest.  She works in stone, ceramics and wood; sculpting, designing and fabricating furniture and jewelry, and art. This show features PJ’s turned wood pieces.

 

 

Todd Hoyer and Haley Smith Demo Info

Both Todd and Haley gave incredible classes in June 2019, and the feed back was excellent.  During the demonstration on Monday June 10, 2019 during the 3+ hour meeting we enjoyed learning to turn a winged crotch hollow form and Haley demonstrated amazing texture techniques that can be painted and scorched.

Haley’s demonstration showed how to use a variety of burr techniques and ideas.

She shared the brands of burrs she prefers, and used a home made holder for each piece she works on with paint or with the dremel burrs.

 

View or download the PDF Files showing the burr packages that Haley enjoys!

Cup Burs 1 @ Rio GrandeRoundBurs Gio Grande

RoundBurs Gio Grande

 

Hayley Smith

http://collectorsofwoodart.org/artist/portfolio/7

 

Enjoy

 

Todd and Hayley Workshops

June 8 – and 9 2019, also an extensive demo on Monday June 10!
What an exciting event we will be having in June!!

Contact Dean Johnson or reach us through our contact form here on the website, or email to SFTurners@gmail.com for more info!

Demo Description and images for Todd Hoyer
http://toddhoyer.org/

See in Demo Monday Night and Create in Workshop!

Another Winged Form    (Saturday hands-on workshop)

There is another way to turn a natural edge winged form using a whole log.  This demonstration will show how.  Hands-on participants will turn one!

Vessel Orientation     (Sunday hands-on workshop)

How to orient a vessel within a log and visualize its grain pattern is the emphasis of this session.  Open and closed forms will be discussed with a handout available to the members

Turning a Winged Form     (Monday meeting demo)

Tools and materials needed for each participant – BYOhollowing tools bowl gouges parting tools

  • 4” – 5” dia. logs or branches (green) approximately 16” long for each participant
  • 2 to 2 1/2” square X 6” long to turn for extension in chuck to finish bottom of form

Workshop with Haley:
http://collectorsofwoodart.org/artist/portfolio/17

Class Participant Tools & Material recommendations

  • Flat stock wood to use as sample boards. Whatever you normally work with and want to experiment with.
  • project piece to experiment with or discuss
  • Ash, Oak — ring porous woods to turn and burn
  • Tools!
  • Power rotary too, dremel and felxible shaft or Foredom
  • Round burrs, cup burrs — whatever you have!
  • Pencil Blowtorch handset and propane canister
  • Lighter
  • Artist brushes, flat and round
  • Abrasives and wire wool /white pads
  • Steel Ruler
  • Veneer Calipers
  • 2 Wire brush file cards
  • Craft knives
  • Masking tape
  • Eye protection and leather gloves

2019 May Meeting – Michael Alguire

https://www.michaelalguire.com/

May 13, 2019 at Santa Fe High

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. 

Shelby House Santa Fe 4-8-2019 Meeting Update!

An addition to Monday’s Meeting.

Liz Rees & Jan Butchofsky, owners of Shelby House, want to tell us about an opportunity to sell your work, and they would like to see some of your work in Show & Tell.

Please read their email below about Shelby House and their proposals to sell your work & our students’ work

It was a pleasure to meet with you both this Thursday at Shelby House.  We are glad that Bob Seigel put us all together and we are excited to learn more about your woodturners group. We also look forward to your Monday, April 8 meeting.  

As a follow-up to yesterday’s meeting, and to aid you in learning a bit more about us, please visit our website at www.shelbyhousesf.com.  Click through the “Happenings” tab and you can see what we are doing both with markets and trunk shows.  The Gallery / Event Space is on one side of Shelby House, and the other half is home to our retail shop, Spirited Goods.

As we discussed there are two options that we could offer to your group.  

THE FIRST OPTION would be joining in our Shelby House Artisan Market July 12-14 (same weekend as the International Folk Art Market).  This is still in the planning stages so it’s not yet up on our site.

We received a really nice write-up in the Santa Fe New Mexican for our February market.  The write-up mainly featured the vendors—and that’s just how we like it.  https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/santa-fe-s-newest-holiday-market-offers-familiar-unexpected/article_38c9390c-40ab-5190-ab0a-2197e0ac9577.html

The July Artisan Market would be open from 11am to 7pm each day (probably slightly shorter hours on Sunday).  Usually the first or second evening, we include a “sip & shop” reception from 5-7pm which is open to the public.  We offer non-alcoholic drinks, usually featuring a local purveyor of bitters, beverages or food.  The woodturners could take one or two tables and join up to six other vendor / artisans in other categories.

We usually charge per table (30” x 70”) and it’s typically a friendly price to bring in emerging artisans.  We have tables and chairs, wifi, parking, and other amenities which are included in the daily rate.  You can find a list of amenities here: https://www.shelbyhousesf.com/booking-info

THE SECOND OPTION is a group pop-up in the Shelby House event space of all woodturners, perhaps coupled with a fabric artist to hang textiles on walls and accent your wood pieces. Basically, this would follow pretty much the same format as the first option, but it would be your own show.  The main difference would be how many of you might like to participate.  I’m sure there’s quite a variety of work within your group and this would allow more of you to be at the pop-up and exhibit more pieces of each type.

The dates currently available for a Wood Turners group show would be June 20-23, or June 27-30.  

The pricing would be similar to our regular market table pricing, only the turners would be taking six to eight tables, not just two.  There could be one or two turners per table.

We promote our events to our email list (over 1000 names), on social media and through PR; print, online and radio.  It’s also very important that you share your participation with your followers and friends.

We are looking forward to visiting your group this Monday evening.  We will be happy to answer any questions.  In addition, Shelby House is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm, so group members are welcome to come in and see the space.  If you’d like to meet with one or both of us, please contact us in advance to make sure we are there and to set up a time.  (Please remember there is parking behind Shelby House.  The driveway is next to our neighbor at 222 Shelby.  Stay to the right for our lot.)

Thanks and all the best!

Jan & Liz

Jan Butchofsky

Director of Events

jan@shelbyhousesf.com

Liz Rees

Co-Founder

liz@shelbyhousesf.com

Shelby House

220 Shelby Street

Santa Fe, NM 87501

T: 505-216-0836

www.shelbyhousesf.com

@ShelbyHouseSF

https://www.shelbyhousesf.com/

2019 April 8 – Design Meeting

Monday- 6PM- April 8, 2019  Enchanted Woodturners Meeting

We will meet at ECO Woodworking Shop, see driving & parking diagram below, and look at the ECO location on Google Satellite to see it better.

SUBJECT:  Fundamentals of Design Presenter:  Charles Harrison

Is good design more than a beautiful S Curve?  Well, Charles will answer that question for you, and he will answer your questions about design too.

Charles’  presentation will examine the scope and fundamentals of design.  The basic ideas will be:  1. beauty, 2. utility, 3. the physical attributes of materials, and 4. the concept that things can be different than they are.  It is the interaction of these four ideas that inform all design, and he will try to relate them to wood specifically, but he has worked much less in wood than in fabric.  He will also talk about an art form which he invented.

For his favorite designers, he will show us photos of clothes by Coco Chanel, Hubert de Givenchy, and Herve Leger, a building by Frank Gehry, and a prosthetic device by Yamanaka Shunji.

Show & Tell” please bring at least one “good” piece to brag about, and one “mistake/bad” piece to explain or ask what went wrong.

We will all have a wonderful time, so don’t be late and come early to visit with friends.

President, TEW

Delancey Street – May 5, 2019

Directions — Click Here
contact kathyknorrsf@gmail.com for more information!

Our TEW Club has been invited to the Delancey Street Foundation for a Cinco de Mayo celebration! Enjoy food, tours and the learn about this fine drug/alcohol/crime organization. Delancey Street has a 95% SUCCESS rate with their program. NM-94, Ohkay Owingeh, NM 87566

Delancey Street Foundation maintains Residential Education Communities for people who have hit bottom and who are disenfranchised. Our residential population represents the most challenging constituency of people in generational poverty with multiple social problems.

Our residential population ranges in age from 18 to 68. Approximately 20% are women. All racial and ethnic groups are represented with about one-third being African-American, one-third Hispanic and Native American and one-third Anglo. The average resident has been a hard core substance abuser for over 18 years, abusing alcohol and multiple drugs such has heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine in all of its forms. The average resident is illiterate, completely unskilled, and has never held even an unskilled job for as long as six months so they are completely without work habits. The average resident has been trapped in poverty for many generations, is at least a second generation (2.6) gang member, substance abuser, felon. The average resident has been institutionalized at least four times and has been homeless for at least six months. Virtually all (over 95%) have been victims of physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse.

Statistics can never capture what a life is like and aggregate data can depersonalize the horror of the lives our constituents lead. The biggest issue they face is one that cannot be captured by any of the data. It is the incredible sense of despair that comes from repeated failure and hopelessness. Indeed it leads to a devastating poverty of spirit, values, and belief.

Delancey Street learns three marketable skills by working in Delancey Street training schools. These include one manual, one clerical/computer and one interpersonal/sales skill. For most residents who have never held a job in their lives, this is as challenging as it is rewarding. The vocational training schools are managed and taught by residents themselves (some are accredited by the State, and the residents themselves are the accredited teachers). Some of the training schools generate the funding that supports Delancey Street’s activities. Current vocational programs include:

  • Accounting and bookkeeping
  • Advertising specialty sales
  • Automotive, mechanical, repair and painting
  • Catering, event and wedding planning
  • Christmas tree sales and commercial decorating
  • Coffee house, art gallery and bookstore
  • Construction and property management
  • Digital printing and banners, silk screen and framing
  • Film screening and projection
  • Handcrafted wood terrariums, ironworks, and furniture
  • Moving and trucking
  • Paratransit and limousine transportation services for businesses as well as for those who are disabled who cannot use public transportation
  • Restaurant
  • Upholstry/Sewing
  • Warehousing

Numerous of these training schools have been voted “best” in their areas! 4) Delancey Street’s focus is value based with a strong traditional family value system stressing the work ethic, mutual restitution, social and personal accountability and responsibility, decency and integrity. Most important, the approach stresses the fact that the people who are the problem can become the solution by caring for one another. This pro bono publico approach is central and critical to our model. In line with this, our residents not only volunteer to teach and work with one another, they also volunteer in the community helping others that are less fortunate through a series of service programs for the elderly, handicapped, at-risk youths, among others.

Submit work to this Gallery!

The Parkside Gallery of Woodworking 127 WR yus Ave La Veta, CO 81055

Michael Hoffer   == mhlaveta18@gmail.com  == 505-603-5125

Fine Furniture — Sculpture – Boxes, Wood Turnings – Carvings – Musical Instruments and Accessories!!

As many of you know, I have moved to the town of La Veta CO, which is located three hours north of Santa Fe and three hours south of Denver. It is a small community of 850 people with a vibrant arts scene. Denver Life magazine will be publishing an article about the town’s galleries and art classes sometime this spring. I am currently living in an apartment above a vacant gallery and, to make a long story short, I have the opportunity to rent the downstairs as a gallery and workspace.

 As noted in the list above, I am currently looking for work to display in the gallery that I plan to open May 1, 2019. I am trying to gauge the interest faculty and students from SFCC might have in showing their work in the gallery. I am also in touch with the folks at Red Rocks Community College in Denver, where our former student Sean Gillespie is now on the faculty. My intent is to promote the work of the faculty and students of these two community colleges, plus my own work.

I am proposing a 70% (artist)/30% (gallery) share in sales. Any commissions the artist might receive from having their work and portfolio in the gallery would be a 90% /10% split. I encourage everyone who wants to participate to supply a portfolio and web site information so that I can more easily promote your work.

Obviously the gallery will need to show more than high ticket items like furniture and sculpture. Boxes, wood turnings (bowls, vessels, and especially pens), cutting boards, earrings (Aviva?), and accessories made of wood will all be welcomed.

Sculptures can be mixed media as long as there is a wood component.               Samples of carvings displayed in the gallery might lead to larger commissions like entry doors. I am in touch with a local luthier and the luthier program at Red Rocks, so musical instruments are also welcomed.

 Please let know of any interest you might have in participating in the gallery. Feel free to call me at 505-603-5125 with any questions. What I really would like from you is an email that says “Yes I am interested, and here’s what I might have by late April.” Include a brief description or photo, even if your project is still in process. This information would help me a great deal with the planning of the gallery space. I would make a trip to Santa Fe in the latter half of April to pick up pieces for transport to La Veta. Of course everything will be insured. And a website and Facebook page is in the works too.

Michael Hoffer

mhlaveta18@gmail.com

505-603-5125

This small, laid-back town at the base of the majestic Spanish Peaks is located along the Scenic Highway of Legends. La Veta, the vein, served as a vital lifeline a century ago; the town was originally a busy trading center, supplying the nearby area with goods. It is now home to a diverse population of artists and ranchers

2019 March – Jim Relyea

Monday- 6PM- March 11, 2019  Enchanted Woodturners Meeting

We will meet at ECO Woodworking Shop, look at the ECO location on Google Satellite to see it.

Subject:  Outboard Turning

Presenter:  Jim Relyea

WHAT is outboard turning, and how old is outboarding?

Some photos of the famous early outboards are below.

Jim will demonstrate outboard turning with the outboard turning stand.  Jim will begin by turning a thin edged square platter.  Anyone who wants to try to use the stand and do some outboard turning is encouraged to do so.   Doing it is how you learn outboarding.

If anyone has any questions about outboard turning or suggestions about what they would like Jim to demonstrate, please let him know what they are.  He is asking for input about what you want to see.   Please email requests to Taz & Jim:  mcwawc@gmail.com;  tazwellb@msn.com

ALSO, please bring a check or cash to pay your 2019 TEW dues to our Treasurer, Dean Johnson. ($25 single, $30 family)

Show & Tell” please bring at least one “good” piece to brag about, and one “mistake/bad” piece to explain or ask what went wrong.

We will all have a wonderful time, so don’t be late and come early to visit with friends.

See you there,

Taz Bramlette

President,

The Enchanted Woodturners

2019 Demo Scheduling

It is going to be a great year!! Take a look at this lineup! More demonstrtors will be added!

Januaryall memberstips, tricks, and fixtures
FebruaryAlan BeckerBasic hollowing
MarchJim RelyeaOutboard turning
AprilCharles HarrisonDesign
MayMichael Alguire

JuneHayley Smith andTodd HoyerJune 8-10 hands-on plus Monday evening
July


August


SeptemberDavid EllsworthHands-on 9/1, Monday evening 9/2 (early)
October


NovemberMichael Mocho

Decemberall membersAnnual Party

AAW Symposium July 11- 14 2019

https://www.woodturner.org/page/2019RaleighMain

2019 February Meeting

Monday- 6PM- February 11, 2019  Enchanted Woodturners Meeting

We will meet at ECO Woodworking Shop, see driving & parking diagram attached, or look at the ECO location on Google Satellite to see it better.

Subject:  Hollowing a Simple Form Presenter:  Alan Becker

Alan will demonstrate how to Hollow a Simple Form.  For anyone who has ever been intimidated to try to turn or even has tried  to turn a hollow form, Alan will remove the all of the mystique and simplify the process for you. All of the turning will be done without the use of a capture device or any kind of jig.    Alan will demonstrate how hand tools are used to carve out the inside of a hollow form, by using only one hand-held tool at a time.  He will start with an open form (sometimes called a bowl) so that tool movement and application of the cutting edge can be seen.  Like a magician, he will then proceed to demonstrate a more closed form where the tool application absolutely cannot be seen.   A prize will be given to anyone who can tell us what’s inside the tall black stovepipe hat covered with a white napkin.

Alan will also discuss the evolution of turning tools used to make hollow forms.

For more information on what Alan will be doing, check Woodturning FUNdamentals,  November 2018 issue at the AAW website, www.woodturner.org

   At the AAW web site Click on:

   LEARN

   Woodturning Fundamentals Learning Port

   WF Publication

   Past issues and special editions (in light blue in the center of the screen)

   2018 Nov issue

   Scroll half way down the issue to “Hollowing a Simple Form”

The Enchanted Woodturners have  purchased a very large container of Anchor Seal for our members to buy.  If you would like to buy a gallon, then bring your container to the meeting Monday, and we will pump your container full of Anchor Seal.  It costs $12 a gallon.

ALSO, please bring a check or cash to pay your 2019 TEW dues to our Treasurer, Dean Johnson.

Show & Tell” please bring at least one “good” piece to brag about, and one “mistake/bad” piece to explain or ask what went wrong.

We will all have a wonderful time, so don’t be late and come early to visit with friends.

Arrowmont School 2018 Reflection

2019 January Meeting Info

Monday- 6PM- January14, 2019   Enchanted Woodturners Meeting

We will meet at Early College Opportunity (ECO) Woodworking Shop, see driving & parking diagram attached, and look at the school’s location on Google Satellite to see it better.

Subjects:  1.   Tips, Tricks, Jigs and Fixtures

            2.  Solving Your Turning Problems  

Presenters:  Our Members  

The first half of the program is all about Tips, Tricks, Jigs, Fixtures.  All of us have a few special jigs or gadgets that help make some part of our turning process easier, faster or safer.  The Jigs, Fixtures and Tips may be simple or complex, but they help solve an important or annoying problem in an original way.  It may be something that you invented, improved, or learned from an outside source that many of us have not seen.  We encourage you to pick two or three of these clever solutions, and present them to the rest of us.  There is so much knowledge and experience in our group, so we will all come away with several new and useful ideas.  

FOR YOU TO DO:

1.  email  Derek if you are bringing a flash drive for any part of your presentation or if you need any other computer or projection support.  Derek Roff <derek@unm.edu>

2.   email Taz what you plan to do so Taz can plan the meeting .  TAZ BRAMLETTE [tazwellb@msn.com ]

The second half of the program will be solving your turning problems, by letting the rest of us help you to solve those problems.  Do you have a turning that is giving you trouble?  Something that inspired you at the start, but now has you scratching your head about how to finish it off?  Are you wondering about what to do for the base, the rim, or the finial?  Is a finish giving you fits?  Is the form a flop?  Is your dye job dying?  Or perhaps you have a piece of wood that is so special, that you can’t quite figure out what to do with it.  Bring in those problems, and let our members help you solve those problems.  Sharing your problems and getting input from other members our chaptermay give you renewed inspiration.  Well, it should give you renewed inspiration.

So come to the meeting!

We will all have a wonderful time & don’t be late; so come early and visit with friends.

See you there,

Taz

TEW President 

At our December TEW meeting, held during our Holiday Party, Taz Bramlette was elected our new TEW President for 2019

2019 … TEW looks ahead…

View the Calendar of  Events and Subscribe to Updates on our Posts to learn about the Enchanted Woodturners, our goals, volunteer opportunities and events for the 2019 Year!

2018 December Social …..

Monday December 10 2018 at the David & Suzy Wahl’s new house 4009 Old Santa Fe Trail, beginning at 6PM.

The house is on the East side of Old Santa Fe Trail just south of E. Zia Road.  Park on Old Santa Fe Trial.

(There are 6 parking spaces at the house for people who can not walk)

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TEW Meeting Nov 12, 2018

Monday- 6PM- November 12, 2018  Enchanted Woodturners Meeting

We will meet at ECO Woodworking Shop, see driving & parking diagram attached, and look at the ECO location on Google Satellite to see it better.

 Subject:  Woodturner as Sculptor  Presenter:  Bob Rotche
www.bobrotche.com

The first half of Bob’s presentation will be an interactive slide presentation and discussion about (a) sculpture in general and (b) how what we do as woodturners intersects with the world of sculpture. The second half will be a demonstration of several texturing, carving and painting techniques that can be used to make our turnings and sculptures more unique. Bob’s website www.bobrotche.com has quite a few examples of the kind of work he does.

Don’t know Bob? … Bob has worked with wood in one way or another for most of his life. It wasn’t, however, until the demands of career and family lessened over the past 5-10 years that he has been able to re-discover the joy of making.

Bob was raised in the Chicago area in a family where creating art was a normal part of everyday life. His mom frequently had an easel set up in the living room to work on her oil paintings;  and his grandparents, who lived in the apartment below, also routinely worked on paintings, jewelry making and various other arts and crafts. Despite a love of working with his hands, Bob’s path took a different direction.  Bob went to college and medical school at the University of Illinois and then did his residency in Internal Medicine at Loyola University and went on to specialize in Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania.  He has been in private practice ever since.  Bob met his wife, Brigitte, at the U of I and she is a pediatrician.  Bob & Brigitte lived in Philadelphia and then moved to Blacksburg, a college town in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia where they raised their two children and where they continue to enjoy small town living and the abundance of outdoor activities in the area.  Their first child,  Adam,  is 28 and works as a high school science teacher at Blacksburg High School where he graduated from and lives about a mile away from them. Their daughter, Lindsey, is 24 and currently living in Santa Fe working ski patrol at Ski Santa Fe, which is why they are in the area visiting.

Bob & Brigitte are avid hikers and travelers and have been doing international treks yearly for the past 5 years; they have climbed Machu Picchu in Peru, summited Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, did the Tour de Mont Blanc in Europe, Mount Everest base camp in Nepal and most recently Patagonia making it all the way down to Cape Horn. They live about a half hour drive from the Appalachian Trail and hike local sections regularly and also enjoy canoeing on the local rivers and streams.

Bob restored a 1975 Triumph Spitfire about 10 years ago which is something he had wanted to do since high school, but found that for him it was all about the project rather than actually having it to drive.  So he sold it a couple of years after finishing the Triumph to make room for an expanded wood shop and he hasn’t looked back.  Bob says: “I just needed to get it out of my system.”

It was a birthday gift of a one day introductory class at Woodcraft that Brigitte gave Bob in 2010 that reignited his passion for woodworking.  Bob subsequently took a week long class at John C Campbell with Dale Larson on bowl turning which really solidified his basic turning skills as well as his obsession for the craft.  But it was really his exposure to the AAW national symposia that opened his eyes to the incredible creative possibilities evolving in the world of woodturning. He credits participation in the AAW themed exhibitions every year since 2014 as being his greatest motivator in developing his current interest in sculptural forms with a focus on color and texture.  Bob has taken classes at John Campbell with Dixie Biggs and Trent Bosch and then assisted Dixie with her class for a week. He also did a week with Jacques Vesery at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine and a week with Kristin Levier at Arrowmont. Bob also had a 2 week long blacksmithing classes at Campbell. Bob LOVES the craft school experience and hope to start teaching at them in the next few years.  Bob considers Jaques Vesery and Dixie Biggs to be his greatest influences.

Bob’s focus at this point is to be creatively open and to explore the world of sculpture, currently with a focus on wood but open to experimenting with other materials which have included metal and stone to this point. He is influenced by his travels, visits to museums and galleries and making an effort to really “see” the world around him, both natural and man-made. He encourages experimentation and taking chances often saying, “Failure not only IS an option, it is a REQUIREMENT!  If you never fail then you’re not pushing your limits.” He is fascinated by shapes and curves, the juxtaposition of organic and geometric and the relationship of positive and negative space. He sees turning as a wonderful launching point into the larger world of sculpture in general.

 

11-12-18 Mtg: Bob Rotche

Monday- 6PM- November 12, 2018  Enchanted Woodturners Meeting

We will meet at ECO Woodworking Shop  Subject:  Woodturner as Sculptor

Presenter:  Bob Rotche  www.bobrotche.com 

The first half of Bob’s presentation will be an interactive slide presentation and discussion about (a) sculpture in general and (b) how what we do as woodturners intersects with the world of sculpture. The second half will be a demonstration of several texturing, carving and painting techniques that can be used to make our turnings and sculptures more unique.Bob’s website www.bobrotche.com has quite a few examples of the kind of work he does. 

Don’t know Bob? … Bob has worked with wood in one way or another for most of his life. It wasn’t, however, until the demands of career and family lessened over the past 5-10 years that he has been able to re-discover the joy of making.

Bob was raised in the Chicago area in a family where creating art was a normal part of everyday life. His mom frequently had an easel set up in the living room to work on her oil paintings;  and his grandparents, who lived in the apartment below, also routinely worked on paintings, jewelry making and various other arts and crafts. Despite a love of working with his hands, Bob’s path took a different direction.  Bob went to college and medical school at the University of Illinois and then did his residency in Internal Medicine at Loyola University and went on to specialize in Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania.  He has been in private practice ever since.  Bob met his wife, Brigitte, at the U of I and she is a pediatrician.  Bob & Brigitte lived in Philadelphia and then moved to Blacksburg, a college town in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia where they raised their two children and where they continue to enjoy small town living and the abundance of outdoor activities in the area.  Their first child,  Adam,  is 28 and works as a high school science teacher at Blacksburg High School where he graduated from and lives about a mile away from them. Their daughter, Lindsey, is 24 and currently living in Santa Fe working ski patrol at Ski Santa Fe, which is why they are in the area visiting.

Bob & Brigitte are avid hikers and travelers and have been doing international treks yearly for the past 5 years; they have climbed Machu Picchu in Peru, summited Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, did the Tour de Mont Blanc in Europe, Mount Everest base camp in Nepal and most recently Patagonia making it all the way down to Cape Horn. They live about a half hour drive from the Appalachian Trail and hike local sections regularly and also enjoy canoeing on the local rivers and streams.

Bob restored a 1975 Triumph Spitfire about 10 years ago which is something he had wanted to do since high school, but found that for him it was all about the project rather than actually having it to drive.  So he sold it a couple of years after finishing the Triumph to make room for an expanded wood shop and he hasn’t looked back.  Bob says: “I just needed to get it out of my system.”

It was a birthday gift of a one day introductory class at Woodcraft that Brigitte gave Bob in 2010 that reignited his passion for woodworking.  Bob subsequently took a week long class at John C Campbell with Dale Larson on bowl turning which really solidified his basic turning skills as well as his obsession for the craft.  But it was really his exposure to the AAW national symposia that opened his eyes to the incredible creative possibilities evolving in the world of woodturning. He credits participation in the AAW themed exhibitions every year since 2014 as being his greatest motivator in developing his current interest in sculptural forms with a focus on color and texture.  Bob has taken classes at John Campbell with Dixie Biggs and Trent Bosch and then assisted Dixie with her class for a week. He also did a week with Jacques Vesery at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine and a week with Kristin Levier at Arrowmont. Bob also had a 2 week long blacksmithing classes at Campbell. Bob LOVES the craft school experience and hope to start teaching at them in the next few years.  Bob considers Jaques Vesery and Dixie Biggs to be his greatest influences.

Bob’s focus at this point is to be creatively open and to explore the world of sculpture, currently with a focus on wood but open to experimenting with other materials which have included metal and stone to this point. He is influenced by his travels, visits to museums and galleries and making an effort to really “see” the world around him, both natural and man-made. He encourages experimentation and taking chances often saying, “Failure not only IS an option, it is a REQUIREMENT!  If you never fail then you’re not pushing your limits.” He is fascinated by shapes and curves, the juxtaposition of organic and geometric and the relationship of positive and negative space. He sees turning as a wonderful launching point into the larger world of sculpture in general.

Show & Tell” please bring at least one “good” piece to brag about, and one “mistake/bad” piece to explain or ask what went wrong.

We will all have a wonderful time, so don’t be late and come early to visit with friends.

 

See you there,  Bob Seigel, President, TEW

JP Fennel Meeting RoundUp (updated)

Members of the TEW,

We were incredibly fortunate to have an extended five day visit with Paul Fennell and his wife Judy. They stayed with Dave and Suzy Wahl and there were multiple events scheduled by David including dinners for club members and ample opportunity to meet and get to know this lovely couple and world class teacher and wood artist.

October 6, 2018 Paul gave a half day “hands on” workshop related to turning hollow forms. For about two hours he demonstrated his home made tools and beautiful turning techniques using a method of running the lathe in the opposite or reverse direction to normal and being able to use your body to leverage the tools in such as way as to prevent leaning over the lathe and creating stress on your back and right arm/elbow with the actual turning process. His tools use simple parts such as old drill bits he shapes into a “fingernail” grind and sets the cutter at an angle into a round steel shaft with an fascinating home made wooden handle that allow for better torque control while hollowing:

The cutter (back half of a used drill bit) is placed at an angle that allows for easy removal of wood with the lathe running in reverse and is easy to sharpen and use with his handle which can be made on a table saw. The cutter is secured in place with CA glue.

Here is another home made tool from an Allen wrench and again sharpened with a fingernail grind:
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The beauty of his turning is that he works slowly and effortlessly with a “non violent” approach that is very relaxing and seems enjoyable. His shapes are elegant and he normally has the widest diameter either near the top of the piece or the bottom (not in the middle) and here is Paul demonstrating for us with a typical shaped piece that he started between centers and then created a tenon for the Stronghold chuck which he uses at home:

 

Here is a set of home made measuring calipers especially designed for hollow forms and from aluminum material cut out on a band saw:

 

calipers

Here are a few pieces Paul brought to show his final forms:

We had a small number of club members at the workshop and several of the students from ECO and everyone had a great time.

On Sunday, Paul did a full day embellishment workshop and another communication will follow. Monday was the club meeting with another and longer demonstration on hollowing techniques. It was a great experience to meet Paul and have the opportunity to see how he works and creates such beautiful pieces of art from wood.

 

Best regards,   Bob

Fennell Meeting Notes!

Members of the TEW,

We were incredibly fortunate to have an extended five day visit with Paul Fennell and his wife Judy. They stayed with Dave and Suzy Wahl and there were multiple events scheduled by David including dinners for club members and ample opportunity to meet and get to know this lovely couple and world class teacher and wood artist.
Last Saturday Paul gave a half day “hands on” workshop related to turning hollow forms. For about two hours he demonstrated his home made tools and beautiful turning techniques using a method of running the lathe in the opposite or reverse direction to normal and being able to use your body to leverage the tools in such as way as to prevent leaning over the lathe and creating stress on your back and right arm/elbow with the actual turning process. His tools use simple parts such as old drill bits he shapes into a “fingernail” grind and sets the cutter at an angle into a round steel shaft with an fascinating home made wooden handle that allow for better torque control while hollowing:
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The cutter (back half of a used drill bit) is placed at an angle that allows for easy removal of wood with the lathe running in reverse and is easy to sharpen and use with his handle which can be made on a table saw. The cutter is secured in place with CA glue.
Here is another home made tool from an Allen wrench and again sharpened with a fingernail grind:
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We had a small number of club members at the workshop and several of the students from ECO and everyone had a great time.
The beauty of his turning is that he works slowly and effortlessly with a “non violent” approach that is very relaxing and seems enjoyable. His shapes are elegant and he normally has the widest diameter either near the top of the piece or the bottom (not in the middle) and here is Paul demonstrating for us with a typical shaped piece that he started between centers and then created a tenon for the Stronghold chuck which he uses at home:
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Here is a set of home made measuring calipers especially designed for hollow forms and from aluminum material cut out on a band saw:
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Here is Paul turning for us and hope this will download and play for everyone:
Here are a few pieces Paul brought to show his final forms:
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On Sunday, Paul did a full day embellishment workshop and another communication will follow. Monday was the club meeting with another and longer demonstration on hollowing techniques. It was a great experience to meet Paul and have the opportunity to see how he works and creates such beautiful pieces of art from wood.
Best regards,
Bob

Oct 8 2018 Mtg – J Paul Fennell!

Monday- 6PM- October 8, 2018  Enchanted Woodturners Meeting

We will meet at ECO Woodworking Shop, see driving & parking diagram attached, and look at the high school’s location on Google Satellite to see it better.

 Subject:  Turning hollow forms   Presenter:  Paul Fennell

Paul will show and explain how subtle changes in design can make or break a good form and which hollowing tools and how to use them to turn a beautiful vessel. Paul will demonstrate the use of thickness calipers and light for gauging thickness.  He will also explain how to use finishing techniques with a minimum of sanding and how to complete the bottom of the vessel using a homemade jam chuck.

Don’t know Paul … he was born and raised in Beverly, Massachusetts, on the Atlantic coast north of Boston. His earliest memories of woodworking were as a very young boy, sawing and nailing scraps of wood cutoffs together in his Dad’s basement workshop. He will never forget the pleasant aroma of freshly-cut wood. Any further interest in working with wood, however, was years later as an adult, but the reverence for wood always remained. After receiving BSc and MSc degrees in engineering from The Ohio State University and the University of Southern California respectively, he became employed in California as a mission analyst, rocket performance and orbital mechanics analyst in the Apollo Space Program.
Paul was first exposed to woodturning in 1970 through a woodworking course at a local high school Adult Education program in California.  His first lathe project in that class was a small table with turned legs, which has been in his home ever since.
For the most part Paul is self-taught, and has focused on the expressiveness of hollow forms for most of his life as a woodturner.
He presently reside in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife Judy, and works in a 400 sq. ft. studio.  He has been a member of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) for over 30 years.  He is currently a committee member of the AAW’s Professional Outreach Program.Paul has demonstrated and given workshops in the US, Canada, France and Israel.Paul’s other interests include acoustic jazz and classical music, both very enjoyable to listen to while turning wood in his studio.

Paul says that one of the best things about woodturning is meeting wonderful people.

Show & Tell” please bring at least one “good” piece to brag about, and one “mistake/bad” piece to explain or ask what went wrong.

We will all have a wonderful time, so don’t be late and come early to visit with friends.

 See you there,  Bob Seigel,  President, TEW

J Paul Fennell Workshops 10-08-2018

http://www.jpaulfennell.com/SiteMap.html

To finalize our plans, we need 2 or 3 people  to sign up for each of the workshops, Please email David W with your preferences!
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1.  The Hollow Turning and the Embellishments Techniques. The Hollow turning may be just a ½  day workshop.

  •     How subtle changes can make or break a good form
  •     Hollowing tools and how to use them
  •     Thickness calipers including fiber optic light for gauging wall thickness
  •     Finishing techniques with minimum sanding
  •     Completing the bottom using a homemade jam chuck

2.  The Embellishment Techniques workshop will be a full day workshop 

  •   Creating/transferring designs on a 3-dimensional surface
  •     Creative use of indexing wheel
  •     Carving in relief
  •     Piercing methods

General Information:

For the turning workshop J Paul will bring  some wood, but you also need to bring your own wood.  Final figures will depend on the number of participants.

If you want to do embellishment techniques you are encouraged to bring your own micro motors & hand tools.

J Paul will bring 3 micro motors and hand tools, BUT he wants you to bring what micro motors and tools you have for him to see.  So bring the bad, the not so bad, the good, the better and the best, so he can talk about the tools with you.

The cost for a day workshop will be about $ 107 to $125 …  (we Pay J Paul $750 a day, so 7 participants = $107 & 6 participants = $125.  And a ½ day workshop will be half that amount.

If you have any questions about either of the classes or about the equipment or tools,

J Paul wants you to call him and discuss it with him.

You may contact J Paul  with any questions at:

jpaulfennell@yahoo.com

cell: 602-499-7998   home: 480- 488-7924

Look at his web site to see what he does and the tools he uses:  http://www.jpaulfennell.com/SiteMap.html

 

 

WIT day 10-26-2018 – At SFCC

Women in Turning (WIT) an American Association of WoodTurners Group
invites you to join us for a day of Turning in Santa Fe, NM

Women interested in learning
to turn wood or
any level of experienced women turners

Friday, October 26, 2018
9 AM – 3:30  PM

Join us for a day of turning and learning.  Sally Ault will be the guest teacher for a jewelry making class at the Santa Fe Community College.

http://www.sallyault.com/

AAW or club affiliation are not required for new to turning or experienced turners!  We will make beads, disks, ‘donuts’ and other beautiful jewelry  items.

Supplies, wood, lathe and tools are provided.
The cost is $50 for non AAW members and $40 for AAW and or WIT members.

Location:  SFCC   6401 Richards Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87508

Contact:   Women in Turning Facebook Page event or KathyKnorrSF@gmail.com

                    A reply to this post will be forward on to Kathy.

 

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Pen blanks, kits, mandrels and sanding!

Delancy Street summary 

 Please consider donating pen blanks, kits and mandrels and sanding materials for a worthwhile project with the not for profit Delancey Street Foundation in Espanola.  A 1/2 day donation of your time to visit with the Foundation and the wood shop would be lovely, and to show them how pens are made and assembled.  
   While visiting the “Ranch” as it is called, you can see the wood working shop, turning, upholstery, car repair and event space and gardens the residents support.  They also have a moving company and rescue horses that the residents care for and train. And of course the annual Christmas Tree lots around the state.  
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To  learn more about the Foundation please visit Delancey Street Foundation, 
http://www.delanceystreetfoundation.org and take a look at this wonderful treatment center.  
The Delancey Street Foundation New Mexico facility is located in the heart of the San Juan Pueblo (reservation). Purchased in 1976, it’s a 17-acre ranch set in the historically rich Espanola Valley between Santa Fe and Taos. The ranch is Delancey’s only rural home. Adobe buildings surround courtyards with hanging wisteria vines, authentic vegas in the ceilings, and a small “swan lake” surrounded by weeping willows and rose gardens. The beautiful property along with the original sculptures donated by R.C. Gorman and blooming rose gardens help make our ranch a magnificent venue for Delancey Catering. Catering is one of the key vocational skills taught here, along with culinary arts, retail sales, accounting, bookkeeping, hand-crafted furniture, ceramics, terrariums and sand paintings, moving and trucking, construction and property management. The rural nature allows us to include waste water management, live stock department, and a more sophisticated landscaping in our vocational training programs. In addition to renovating the numerous existing adobe structures on the property, residents also built a 38,000 square foot warehouse including offices and shops in the same Santa Fe style as the residential buildings as well as several more dorm buildings

2018 New Video Equipment

During the August meeting of the Enchanted Wood Turners the motion to purchase 2 new cameras, a computer and a lapel mic were approved by the membership.

 

Rocky Mt. Symposium Sept-14-15 & 16 2018

http://rmwoodturningsymposium.com/schedule.html

rocky mt 2018 schedule

Guilding presentation by Steve LeGrue

Presenter: Stephen (Steve) LeGrue   August 2018
https://vimeo.com/user46848472

and a local artist video (45 minutes) on adding gold and metal leafiing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Scd3KBPsOKs

What is gilding?  If you have ever been to Italy, France, England, Japan, China, Viet Nam or anywhere else in the world, then you have probably seen statues, Buddhas, furniture, picture frames or James Bond girls covered in gold.  That’s gilding and patination.  And if you already knew that, then do you know what netting and resist means?  And do you know that foils are not  always 18th century fighting swords?  How about the effects that sulfated potash or barium sulfide have on different metals?  Or the difference between rabbit hide glue and fish glue?  Well, Steve will answer all of those questions and demonstrate how gilding and patination can enhance your work and move it to a different level.

Steve’s presentation will start with a description and overview of gilding; i.e. what is gilding. After discussing the process he will paint a board with variegated acrylic and size the wood with Spar varnish. While it sets up (20 min in Houston, but faster in Santa Fe) he will show some slides of his work and answer questions.  When the board is “ready” Steve will add metal leaf. He may or may not have time to chemically patinate the piece.  If not, he will describe the patination process.

HANDOUTS:

LeGrue Marks Gilding Chem patination handout (1)

LeGrue Marks Gilding Chem patination handout

 

Don’t know Steve … He grew up in Denver, CO without doing any woodworking to speak of.  He attended The University of California at San Diego, majoring in Biology, surfing and beach frisbee. After graduation in 1973 he attended Graduate School at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and received a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 1977. After Graduate School  Steve and his wife moved to Houston, TX where he joined the new Organ Transplantation program at the UT Medical School. He was promoted to the faculty of the Departments of Surgery and of Biochemistry, where he did research and taught Immunology and Biochemistry to medical students and graduate students.  Eventually he moved to the University of Texas MD Anderson Hospital, where the first Department of Immunology in the country was started.

It was during Steve’s time at UT that he developed an interest in woodworking, principally because the furniture that he & his wife could afford was of such low quality that he thought, “I can do better than that!”  For a number of years he made furniture and boxes. Around 1985 he bought his first lathe. He had no turning tools and no one to teach him, but with the help of books by Dale Nish and Richard Raffan he began his journey in woodturning that has consumed Steve until this very day.  He joined the Gulf Coast Woodturners and the American Association of Woodturners which greatly accelerated his learning curve, and began placing his work in galleries and juried art festivals. There were no stores in Houston that catered to woodturners, so he could only get tools by mail-order from catalogs from out of state companies.

As his interest in research and teaching began to flag, Steve decided to open a woodworkers supply store dedicated to providing the finest turning and carving tools to discerning craftspeople in Texas and beyond. Thus, Steve & his wife Teri opened “The Cutting Edge” in Houston in 1993. Beyond turning and carving tools, The Cutting Edge was a full service woodworker’s supply. Steve launched one of the first on-line woodworking tool sites in 1994, and they grew the business to become the largest independent dealer of JET/Powermatic tools in Texas. They were the first retail store to offer OneWay lathes, and it was the only store in the US to stock tools by Jerry Glaser.  Steve taught hundreds of people how to make furniture and turn wood in their classrooms. Reluctantly they closed the store in January 2009 due to the recession, and since then Steve & Teri have lived a joyous retirement.

Steve’s interest in woodturning has evolved over the years to encompass segmented work, carving, burning and polychroming.  Round and brown is OK if the wood grain is spectacular or the form is dramatic, but he usually tries to do something with the turned piece off the lathe that enhances the work. He often adds segmented rims to burls and other dramatic bowls to emphasize the beauty of the wood. His current interests are in branding, coloring and gilding the turned piece to enhance the form and enchant the viewer. (see below)

Steve learned gilding and patination from David Marks, so both Steve’s and David’s handouts are attached.

April 2 2018 – meeting date update

This is to alert you that our April TEW meeting will be in 7 days, the first Monday in April, April 2 (not the Second Monday).

 

Monday- 6PM– April 2, 2018  Enchanted Woodturners Meeting  Subject:  Stitching

Professional presenter:  Jerry Kermode

Stitching is the term used to describe how the two side of a split in a wooden vessel can be held together and make the vessel look beautiful, instead of looking “repaired.”

 This is to alert you that our April TEW meeting will be in 7 days, the first Monday in April, April 2 (not the Second Monday).

May 14 2018 Meeting

 

Alan Becker will demonstrate his CA finish for Turnings.

Kathy Knorr will give a quick presentation and handouts on Using a Smartphone Camera for documenting your woodturning.  Apple and Android phones will be shown.

The primary objective is to help you get your camera settings correct for clear and focused attractive photos of your turnings.

Editing and sharing of your photos will also be discussed!  Apple and Android quick tips are below with links ..

Iphone: 

HDR is high definition resolution and works miracles!  Try it out:

  1. Launch the Camera app
  2. Tap on HDR.
  3. Choose between On, Off, and Auto.

How to Edit and Share from the Camera:

  1. Launch the Camera appfrom your Home screen or Lock screen and take a photo.
  2. Tap the thumbnail buttonat the bottom left.
  3. Choose an action.
    • Tap the Share buttonto access AirDrop, messaging and social functions, and action options.
    • Tap the Edit buttonto access red-eye removal, filters, cropping and trimming, light and color tools, Markup and more.
    • Tap the Favorite button(it looks like a heart) to save a photo to your Favorites album.
    • Tap the Trash iconto delete the photo or video.
    • Tap the photos Scrubber barto select a different photo.

LINKS:

https://iphonephotographyschool.com/iphone-camera-settings/

https://tutorialspress.com/15-amazing-iphoneography-tutorials-to-learn-iphone-photography.html

Android:   

Find the camera settings:

  • From the home screen, touch the applications tab (located on the bottom of the screen).
  • Touch Camera.
  • Touch the camera symbol.
  • Touch the appropriate settings icon.
  • Adjust the camera setting: Focus mode. Exposure mode. Scene mode. Picture size. Picture quality. Color effect. Store location. White balance. Flash mode. Zoom.

samsung camera iconsamung selfie icon  This is selfie mode…. click once to return to the photo mode.

Links

Samsung 7:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtPCS-_GzSQ 

Samsung 8 :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39VgFgU9-Ok

A few tips:

TEW smartphone photos – a PDF of a few ways to navigate to your phones Camera Settings!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Las Campanas – Auction June 30 2018

The Enchanted Woodturners received a $5,000.00 grant from The Las Campanas Community Fund in 2017.

The Las Campanas Community Fund raises money for these grants from an annual auction, so please consider donating  some of your work to this June 30, 2018 auction.

The Las Campanas Community Fund Committee has eagerly begun planning the next LCCF Art Auction which will take place on Saturday, June 30th, 2018, from 5:00-6:30 P.M. at the Hacienda.  The sale will include the fine arts of paintings, pottery, sculpture, jewelry, photography, glass art and wood art.  We will also again have our “Second-Hand Gogh” section for gently-used art that you might not be using and would like to donate.  Please attach a picture of your donation for the “Second-Hand Gogh” section and email it to Donna at dhendersonbailey@gmail.com or Susie at cherman3900@comcast.net .

Please contact me by Monday, May 15th, at carol.m.mcdonald@comcast.net, if you would like to participate this year.  As you know the sale benefits the Las Campanas Community Fund.  The earnings from the Fund are then distributed as grants to not-for-profit organizations that serve the Santa Fe community.  It’s a great cause!

I will contact all contributors with specific details by May 28th.  The deadline for receiving art will be on June 15th, because of bid sheets that must be generated.  Please try to be respectful of this deadline.  Thank you in advance for all your donations!

Best and kindest regards,  Carol McDonald

 

Portland OR AAW Symposium – June 2018

 

AAW Symposium 2018

The 2018 AAW Symposium will be held in Portland, Oregon from June 1417, 2018.  Simply go to http://www.woodturner.org and click on “Events” to find the ‘2018 Symposium’.  If you have never been to the AAW Symposium, it is like you have never been at home on Christmas day.  They are a fabulous, fun and eye opening experience.  The 2019 Symposium is in Raleigh NC, and  Portland is closer to Santa Fe.

You do not have to be an AAW member to go, but you save $100 on registration as an AAW member, so the $50 or $60 membership fee is worth joining, if only to get the Journal and the information on the AAW web site that only members can access.

March 6 2018 – Professional Demonstrator!

Monday- 6PM- March 12, 2018  Enchanted Woodturners Meeting

We will meet at Santa Fe High School Woodworking Shop, see driving & parking diagram attached, and look at the high school’s location on Google Satellite to see it better.
Subject:  The Life of a Bowl with Presenter:  Mike Mahoney
Watch on YouTube!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zz_0jHdjdh0 

 Mike’s presentation will be live over the internet.  He will show video material about the life of a bowl, but he will simultaneously be available to stop the video and answer our questions.

 Mike Mahoney is one of the best known individuals in the woodturning world; he is an in-demand demonstrator and he is famous for his work with the annual Utah Woodturning Symposium.

Mike’s main business starting back in early 1990’s was a production bowl maker in Orem, Utah, where he turned out some of the best functional bowls and lidded containers in the world along with burial urns and art pieces.  Mike has also developed six widely known finishes for applying to daily used bowls and he has produced many videos for bowl making.

DON’T KNOW MIKE:  Mike and his wife, Jenni Prince-Mahoney, were raised in rich agricultural regions of the foothills of the Sierra-Nevada Mountains southeast of Sacramento. They have always had a dream of returning to the area to find some land and do farming, even though they had very successful careers in Utah.  Jenni was an archaeologist for an environmental consulting company in Salt Lake City. So around 2012, Mike and Jenni decided to make the move and they purchased a farm near a Mount Aukum, California. They spent most of their time for a year or so remodeling and expanding existing farm buildings and prepping land for new plantings.  They are about 20 miles south of Placerville (50 miles west of Lake Tahoe) where there are a lot of great small wineries.

So after 22 years of making salad bowls for American Crafts Galleries wholesale, his current production work is selling roughed out bowls to woodturners.  Mike no longer wholesales finish bowls to galleries. Commission work is also keeping him busy for burial urns as well as furniture design and prototypes. Mike now spends about 20 hours a week on the lathe. The rest of his time is spent working on their farm where they grow Pistachio’s, walnuts and olives. Mike and Jenni have about 250 trees, many planted from seeds. Most of their orchard trees are dry farmed.  Jenni & Mike are trying to create a sustainable farm.  So between the trees, managing irrigation, fire protection, grass mowing, and pest removal Mike has a full-time job.

Frequently asked question: Do woodturing rock stars ever get nervous?

By necessity, Mike’s work with the Utah Woodturning Symposium brought him into contact with one of contemporary woodturning founding fathers, Dale Nish.  It was many many years ago when Dale Nish came to a demonstration Mike was giving for his local club. Immediately Mike became petrified. He could barely speak and sweat started pouring down his face.  Mike threw a piece of bark off of his turning that crashed into the fluorescent light above his head bringing broken glass raining down on him.  After that mishap, Mike drew a diagram on the white board in permanent ink. And while Mike struggled on with his demo, Dale made his way over to Mike’s wife, Jenni, to introduce himself. While he spoke to her he reached into his pocket and gave her a roll cash ($3). She said:  “What is this for?”  Dale said, “I understand your husband is a professional woodturner.  You’re going to need this.”  Jenni kept the bills.  She gave them back to Dale at his funeral at the burial site.

 Want to hear more humorous & embarrassing antidotes in Mike’s career, then come to meeting Monday and hear Mike live.

 Meeting Format

The first 30 minutes of the meeting will be Show & Tell.  So put your pieces on the table and gather around the table and Bob will start the meeting.

Next we will watch Mike’s presentation, live over the internet.  

And last we will have our business meeting, announcements and drawing.

Of course, before Show & Tell, any new attendees will be introduced.

  We will all have a wonderful time, so don’t be late and come early to visit with friends.

 

See you there,  Bob Seigel,  President, TEW

Sharpening Lathe Tools and Tutorials 1-2018

SHARPENING LATHE TOOLS: BOB SEIGEL  MY TWO CENTS:

Sharpen about four times more often than you did before and don’t wait for the tool to get dull

Wear both eye and lung protection

Use small magnets on your grinder to catch metal particles from the wheels: Harbor Freight

Wolverine system from OneWay works very well for jig type sharpening:

https://www.amazon.com/Oneway-2291-Wolverine-Grinding-Jig/dp/B000CSQONC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1515352342&sr=8-1&keywords=wolverine+grinding+jig

and the Vari-Grind Jig (don’t buy VG-2 jig):
https://www.amazon.com/Oneway-Manufacturing-2480-Vari-Grind-Attachment/dp/B000CSSIOK/ref=pd_bxgy_469_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B000CSSIOK&pd_rd_r=6M1N0

Slow speed or variable speed 8” bench grinder with a light. I have the Delta 8” bench grinder with a light and it works well:
https://www.amazon.com/Delta-23-197-8-Inch-Variable-Grinder/dp/B00LHUWAFK

but Ken Rizza at Woodturning Wonders sells CBN wheels and a grinder together that looks great, but is $450:

https://woodturnerswonders.com/collections/4-in-1-cbn-wheels/products/rikon-1-hp-grinder-1-radius-edge-1-4-in-1-cbn-wheels

Ken Rizza at Woodturning wonders (https://woodturnerswonders.com/)  or Dave  Schweitzer at D-Way tools (http://d-waytools.com/) are good resources for selecting the grit and types of wheels: I think 80 and 180 CBN wheels are fine, but the 350 grit makes touch up easy with very sharp edges. Ken has multiple choices of straight and radius edge CBN wheels with different grits.

Aggregate wheels are fine as long as you have proper dressing tools: 46-100 grit, J or K hardness, but must leave guards in place and be careful on getting steel too hot

Have water handy to cool the steel. Don Geiger uses a 46 and 80 grit aggregate wheel with his diamond tool dressing tool and says it works very well with no need for CBN.

CBN wheels are great and do not get smaller in diameter with time and the steel does not get too hot with reshaping.:

Best Youtube on the advantages of CBN over aggregate wheels: https://woodturnerswonders.com/collections/radius-edge-cbn-wheels

What is CBN?—Cubic boron nitride (CBN) is a synthetic chemical compound made up of boron and nitrogen atoms in a one-to-one ratio. It exists as a cubic crystal lattice, with its atoms arranged in a symmetrical, cube-shaped structure like the crystalline structure of diamond. Its material properties include extreme hardness, stability under heat, and superior chemical resistance. Cubic boron nitride is the second-hardest known material after diamond, making it useful in a wide variety of industrial applications, where it is often used as an abrasive or cutting tool.

The heat resistance of CBN is quite high. Diamond begins to decompose to carbon dioxide in air at around 1,472°F (about 800°C), whereas cubic boron nitride is stable in air up to about 2,552°F (about 1,400°C). In industrial grinding applications and other processes where intense heat is generated, CBN is preferred over diamond.

Reed Gray’s sharpening platform (Wolverine compatable) $95.00 plus $10.00 shipping: http://www.robohippy.net/store/robo-rest-ow-oneway-compatible

reedgray@comcast.net for questions

Don Geiger’s sharpening systems:  http://www.geigerssolutions.com/

Evolution low cost system: $59 for the Vari-Grind jig set up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrpEkWprzZc&feature=youtu.be

This has replaced my more expensive ProSharp 4X system which he no longer sells, but his less expensive system does the same thing with angles varying: 40, 50, 60 and 70 degrees. Geiger says his microbevel set up with a 70 degree top and 40 degree bottom bevel is great for bottom of the bowl work.

Stuart Batty grinder platform and angle guides sold at Woodworkers Emporium in Las Vegas, NM:  http://www.woodworkersemporium.com/shop-by-brand/sb-tools/universal-grinding-system/

SHARPENING TUTORIALS:

https://jlrodgers.com/pdf/sharpening.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNCZP3veFqk#t=1031.193194

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfXbzy1lO4k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_KDSIDAtGc

 

 

AAW Finishing TIP

Visit AAW for many more ideas, projects and tips! (this article is from the PUBLIC free area at woodturner.org

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Q: Sealing Vessels  May I ask you, when I make a wooden drinking vessel, what would you seal it with? I have asked about twelve turners and they mostly say, “You cannot seal them to make it safe to drink from.” I just want the vessels to drink wine or beer from. Is that possible? I was informed you might know.
~ John  (England)

A: Sealing Wood for Food Grade

Thanks for your message. This is a common question about finishing for food grade surfaces.

Depending upon the wood used, (fine grain hardwoods, such as hard maple, beech, and similar dense woods), sealing the wood for use with liquids can be accomplished with food grade finishes. Some will require continual maintenance (such as oil finishes), while others (film finishes) may be attempted which require less upkeep, but may have other concerns regarding de-lamination due to natural wood movement.

Oil-Based Finishes: Wooden vessels have been used for centuries without sealing them (raw wood), but likely were also replaced frequently. Beer, and certainly red wine, will likely stain the raw wood with continued use. You might try turning vessels in maple or beech, and sealing them with multiple applications of natural oil finishes (e.g. tung oil, linseed oil, walnut oil), diluting the oil significantly in the early coats to encourage penetration. Multiple coats would be advised, allowing the oil to fully cure between applications. Such a surface would be water resistant, but not waterproof. It likely will require maintenance and additional applications of oil periodically throughout the life of the vessel. Increased water resistance might be improved with the frequent application of carnauba wax between uses (fully food safe).

There is no guarantee that the vessel will maintain its shape if used with liquids that remain in contact with the wood for extended periods. This might be considered for “short-lived” vessels.

Chemically Reactive Film Finishes: Turners have been successful using food-grade epoxy products to provide protection to woods used in drinking and eating vessels. You would need to find a local source for food-grade epoxy products, and follow the manufacturer’s mixing instructions for resin to hardener proportions. If the mixed epoxy can be diluted with a solvent, this may improve penetration and adhesion of the finish to the wood (do not sand too smooth, perhaps stopping at 120 or 180 grit to improve adhesion of the surface epoxy film). This forms one of the most durable surface finishes possible with applied materials, and if food grade epoxy is used, this should provide a safe surface finish. If the wood moves appreciably, there is the possibility that the epoxy film finish may de-laminate from the wood.

Use of evaporative film finishes, such as shellac or lacquer, is not advised.

Note that, at least in theory, fully cured polyurethane finishes are reported to also be food safe, but are likely not as durable as epoxy finishes (it is essentially a coat of plastic), or as easily repaired and rejuvenated as are oil finishes (which are not surface films, but penetrate and cure within the wood itself). I have heard of people using multiple coats of polyurethane finish on platters and serving plates; these are not used as cutting surfaces (with knives), but only for serving prepared foods.

I hope I have given you some options to pursue to finish the vessels you turn. If you have additional questions, let me know.
~ Rob Wallace, Ames, Iowa
AAW Board of Advisers

Barbara Dill

 

Oil-Based Finishes: Wooden vessels have been used for centuries without sealing them (raw wood), but likely were also replaced frequently. Beer, and certainly red wine, will likely stain the raw wood with continued use. You might try turning vessels in maple or beech, and sealing them with multiple applications of natural oil finishes (e.g. tung oil, linseed oil, walnut oil), diluting the oil significantly in the early coats to encourage penetration. Multiple coats would be advised, allowing the oil to fully cure between applications. Such a surface would be water resistant, but not waterproof. It likely will require maintenance and additional applications of oil periodically throughout the life of the vessel. Increased water resistance might be improved with the frequent application of carnauba wax between uses (fully food safe).

 

There is no guarantee that the vessel will maintain its shape if used with liquids that remain in contact with the wood for extended periods. This might be considered for “short-lived” vessels.

 

Chemically Reactive Film Finishes: Turners have been successful using food-grade epoxy products to provide protection to woods used in drinking and eating vessels. You would need to find a local source for food-grade epoxy products, and follow the manufacturer’s mixing instructions for resin to hardener proportions. If the mixed epoxy can be diluted with a solvent, this may improve penetration and adhesion of the finish to the wood (do not sand too smooth, perhaps stopping at 120 or 180 grit to improve adhesion of the surface epoxy film). This forms one of the most durable surface finishes possible with applied materials, and if food grade epoxy is used, this should provide a safe surface finish. If the wood moves appreciably, there is the possibility that the epoxy film finish may de-laminate from the wood.

 

Use of evaporative film finishes, such as shellac or lacquer, is not advised.

 

Note that, at least in theory, fully cured polyurethane finishes are reported to also be food safe, but are likely not as durable as epoxy finishes (it is essentially a coat of plastic), or as easily repaired and rejuvenated as are oil finishes (which are not surface films, but penetrate and cure within the wood itself). I have heard of people using multiple coats of polyurethane finish on platters and serving plates; these are not used as cutting surfaces (with knives), but only for serving prepared foods.

 

I hope I have given you some options to pursue to finish the vessels you turn. If you have additional questions, let me know.

~ Rob Wallace, Ames, Iowa
AAW Board of Advisers

 

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Due$

Same great price for more benefit! 2018 Dues

Please bring $25 cash (or more if you want) for your 2018 dues to the meeting and give it to our Treasurer, Dean Johnson, and tell him if you are also an AAW member.  Or spend 50 cents more for postage, make a check payable to “The Enchanted Woodturners” and mail it to Dean Johnson, 893 Los Lovatos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501.  And put a note in the envelope or send an email to Dean at:  dean.johnson893@gmail.com  and tell him if you are an AAW member.

When we apply for grants from the AAW, they are interested in knowing how many of our Chapter members are AAW members.  We have a high percentage of our Chapter members who are AAW members, but we are not yet at 100%.  If you want to renew or start your AAW membership, simply go to:   https://aaw.site-ym.com/?page=JoinAAW    The AAW Journal alone is worth the fee, and access to things for members on the AAW web site make it all the more worthwhile to join.  The $50 Online membership or $60 General (paper) membership is worth it. (That’s the cost of 13 medium size drinks at Starbucks.)

Jan 8 2018 – Meeting Agenda Sharpening

 Sharpening with Presenters:  Bob Seigel, Alan Becker, John Cobb, Derek Roff, Dave Wahl and You
Sharpening gouges and scrapers involves (1) a dull tool and (2) some abrasive surface that will remove metal from the tool.  When we see a ragged surface on a piece we are turning, we frequently say to ourselves “I need to go sharpen this gouge.”  But do we really need to sharpen the tool if it doesn’t do what we want it to do?  What does sharpening mean? And what are the differences between dressing, grinding, shaping, honing, and lapping when you want to sharpen your tool?

Well our presenters will have something to say about these things, and all of us are supposed to chime in too!
We talk about dressing a grinding wheel to return it to its original round shape & clean away clogged areas to expose a fresh cutting surface.  We usually sharpen a tool on a stone or diamond surface to create or refine a sharp edge of appropriate shape.  Honing is done with a stone or diamond surface to improve and refine the form and edge of the tool after it has been sharpened.  And lapping the tool on a belt or fiber with a compound will refine the edge of the tool even more.

An old  Kentucky woodturner, Rude Osolnik, always had a curved and flat honing stone in his shirt vest pocket, and during an hour long demonstration he would very frequently hone the tool he was using, and he never went to the grinder.

Platter video with color+carving

Portland 2018 Symposium

http://www.woodturner.org/page/2018Portland

Rotations and Events

The revelry continues Friday through Sunday, June 15-17, with a broad selection of educational demonstrations and panel discussions that will appeal to a wide variety of skill levels and interest areas—bowls, boxes, vessels, hollow forms, spheres, spindle turning, multiaxis turning, segmented turning, natural-edge turning, ornamental turning, jewelry, finishing techniques, surface design, texture and embellishment, and more.

 

Learn-To-Turn

·        Keith Gotschall

·        Kip Christensen

·        Eric Lofstrom

·        Ed Pretty

·        Rick Rich

Segmenting Techniques

·        Tom Lohman

·        Wayne Miller

Ornamental Turning

·        Jon Magill

Penturning Tips and Techniques

·        Mark Dreyer

·        Ray Wright

Vessels and Hollow Forms

·        Dan Tilden

·        Stephen Hatcher

·        Cindy Drozda

·        Marilyn Campbell

·        Karen Freitas

Embellishing and Finishing

·        Lauren Zenreich

·        Hans Weissflog

·        Mike Peace

·        Donna Zils Banfield

·        Eli Avisera

·        Jay Shepard

·        Graeme Priddle

·        Stephen Hatcher

Boxes and Lids

·        Al Stirt

·        Guilio Marcolongo

·        Kai Muenzer

·        Cindy Drozda

·        Mark Baker

Sculpture and Inspiration

·        Jeff Chelf

·        Kristin LeVier

Turning for Furniture

·        Kai Muenzer

·        Rick Rich

 

Symposium Facility

  • Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

 

 

AAW Membership DEAL$

$20 INTRODUCTORY THREE-MONTH MEMBERSHIP (ITM)

We all know that the most well-rounded woodturning learning experience can be attained through both a local chapter membership and AAW membership – for the TOTAL EXPERIENCE!

AAW’s membership promotion begins on December 4, 2017, and is a perfect opportunity for your chapter members to give us a try – especially those who have been on the fence about joining the AAW. This new introductory membership enables chapter members who have never been AAW members to test the waters of a full AAW membership for THREE MONTHS FOR JUST $20. If they wish to continue their AAW membership, introductory members will be automatically renewed one time for an additional NINE MONTHS FOR JUST $40. Individuals who have never been AAW members may sign up for a three-month introductory AAW membership using a credit card at http://tiny.cc/ITM2040. Additional material will be provided soon to help you support this new incentive.

·        Read about eligibility and how it works.

posted December 5, 2017

Rubber Chucky!

Rubber Chucky has a great assortment of chucks — soft and flexible and well worth the investment!!

https://www.rubberchucky.com/

chucky

Equipment and Tool Sale NOV 17 and 18 2017

*****Ray Richardson Tool and Equipment Estate
Sale: Nov 17 and 18, 9 – 2 *****

4001 Big Sky Drive
NE, Albuquerque. From Tramway, head east on
Comanche to Tewa. Left on Tewa to Big Sky
Drive.
Items include Nova 1644 lathe, WWS Dust
Collector, HF Drill Press- Floor Model,
Chop/Mitre Saw, 1” Band Sander, Disk/Belt
Combo S

Ray Richardson tool list

AAW ‘Guest Pass’ for 60 Days..

Find out what AAW is all about and match your interests and learning needs to all the expert advice, vetted video library and options for you with an AAW Membership!

 

http://www.woodturner.org/page/GuestMemberLanding

 

aaw guest

 

 

Whatz Your Web Presence?

There are many ways to hawk your turnings….  What do prefer?  Art Fairs, Festivals, and traveling road shows take time and energy!

How about on-line?  Ebay or Etsy?  Now you only have the shipping to deal with.

Facebook?  Yes you can open a shop on Facebook (FB), or join a group that sells online.

Here is one FB Group to join:
Specialist Woodturning And Craft Wood Sales https://www.facebook.com/groups/375083072535895/

Here are photos from Etsy, Ebay and Facebook, showing results for the  “wood turned bowls”

 

Sandpaper “management”

What tips and tricks do you have for organizing and using your sandpapers?

Any tools and sanding aides or special brand of sandpaper you prefer?  Please comment and share your ideas with The Enchanted Wood Turner

sandpapers!

Here is an idea from the AAW Website

 

November 2017 Meeting – Photographing Turnings

On Tuesday, November 14 2017 chapter members Derek and Kathy will present a common sense how to take photos of your wood turnings.

Many of us take a picture of each piece as a memory or for tax reasons.  Others want to have a professional looking photograph for their website, brochure and business cards.

We all take fun photos, a bowl picture taken with all the shavings surrounding the bowl, or an outdoor picture of a rough hune turning.

example of discussion and active particpation demonstration:
settings

When are each type of photo an option – and how to take great photos with your camera and with your cellphone’s camera.  Below are examples from each presentation.  Click the links to open and save the full listing!

Simplified Woodturning Photography- Derekderek tips

We will cover some technical info (Derek!) and a walk through on your phone of how to take the photos, suggested backgrounds, and then to adjust, crop and share these photos from your phone.

The handout from Derek is Simplified Wood Turning Photography – Nov 2017  Simplified Woodturning Photography- Derek

The handout by Kathy is Smart Phone Photography Quick Reference Fall-2017

 

 

Lyle on Preventing Torn Out Grain in Bowl Turning

Who would know better than Lyle Jamieson!  Here is a link to the AAW site for a video on how to avoid the torn grain dilemma!

This is on the AAW site as well as this link to YouTube.  You may asked to sign into your AAW account!  These videos are a great way to learn more in a safe and approved video site!

October 2017 Meeting Info!

Monday- 6PM- October 9 , 2017   Enchanted Woodturners Meeting

We will meet at Santa Fe High School Woodworking Shop,  look at the high school’s location on Google Maps to see it better.

 Subject:  Thin Long Stem Goblets
Presenter:  Alan Becker

 Alalanbecker gobletan’s presentation will be a live turning demonstration on how to turn a thin long stem goblet.  There actually may be two live turning demonstrations on how to turn a thin long stem goblet, if the stem breaks in the first demonstration.  Even if the stem breaks in any of the demonstrations, Alan will also be telling us how to turn a thin long stem goblet without breaking the stem.

 

We all know Alan, but do you know that Alan graduated with honors from Annapolis (together with a nice Cowboy quarterback) and then spent 28 distinguished years in the Navy. But by the end of 28 years in the Navy he was not having much fun, so he decided to work for himself, as an engineer specializing in the design and construction of diving equipment.  Alan retired in 2009 and moved to Santa Fe in 2010.

Alan has always had a keen interest in woodworking and has been actively consumed by woodturning for many years before he moved to Santa Fe.  He believes there is a unique excitement about working with wood, the magnificent coloring, sensual texture and wonderful shapes that each piece possesses.  Each piece is different and unique and the challenge is to uncover this beauty with careful study and tender attention. Alan’s goal is to create curves and shapes which are pleasing to touch as well as pleasant to see.

We will all have a wonderful time, so come and see if Alan only has to give us one demonstration.  Don’t be late; and come early to visit with friends.

“Show & Tell” please bring at least one “good” piece to brag about, and one “mistake/bad” piece to explain or ask what went wrong.

 

 

TEACH woodturning in ABQ?

last week we asked for course proposals from people like you who have indicated an interest in teaching classes at Dovetail when we open. If you sent one already, THANK YOU! We got some awesome ideas back.

To make sure we don’t miss anyone, I’ve decided to accept proposals through the end of September (let’s just say, by next Monday). Check out the questions below. Don’t worry if you don’t have a whole project mapped out — just tell us about the kinds of stuff you would be able to teach. And YES — instructors will be paid.

Know someone else who might be interested? Feel free to forward this message or share it with any groups you’re involved in. Remember, if you do not wish to be on our roster of instructors, reply “not interested” so we don’t keep bugging you 😉

My best,
Erin O’Donnell
Founder, Dovetail Community Workshop

Call for Instructors
About You
  • How long have you done woodworking?
  • Describe your level of experience and what you do best:
  • Have you done any teaching or training? If so please explain:
  • What days/times are you available to teach?
Your Course Proposal
Write a brief description of what you would like to teach, then answer the following questions for each one. Focus on either a specific project (build a table, turn a pen), or a skill (making box joints, using the router).
  • Description:
  • Tools required:
  • Materials required:
  • Estimate total hours to complete the class and whether it should consist of multiple sessions (for example, a 12-hour class divided into three 3-hour sessions):
  • Is the class suited for beginner, intermediate, or advanced woodworkers? (You may choose more than one):
  • Would you be willing to teach this on a regular basis? How often?
  • Anything else you’d like us to know?

Spindle Turning Lingo!

From the AAW website there are many fantastic articles and information to help improve your turning, safety and ideas!  Here is a repost of a 1994 graphic providing info on becoming a whiz at the ways to describe your turning.

 

spindle nominclature

September 11 2017 Meeting

Monday- 6PM- September 11, 2017   Enchanted Woodturners Meeting
We meet at Santa Fe High School Woodworking Shop look at the high school’s location on Google Satellite to see it better.

Agenda is  1.   Jigs, Fixtures, and Tips and also – 2. Solving Your Turning Problems!! Presenters:  Our Members
The first half of the program is all about Jigs, Fixtures, and Tips.  All of us have a few special jigs or gadgets that help make some part of our turning process easier, faster or safer.  The Jigs, Fixtures and Tips may be simple or complex, but they help solve an important or annoying problem in an original way.  It may be something that you invented, improved, or learned from an outside source that many of us have never seen.  We encourage you to pick two or three of these clever solutions, and present them to the rest of us.  There is so much knowledge and experience in our group, so we will all come away with several new and useful ideas.

For the Presenters:  Please email Derek Roff <derek@unm.edu> in the next week or so, and tell him in a few words what you will be presenting, so that he can organize the order of presentation.

 

The second half of the program will be solving your turning problems, by letting the rest of us help you to solve those problems.  Do you have a turning that is giving you trouble?  Something that inspired you at the start, but now has you scratching your head about how to finish it off?  Are you wondering about what to do for the base, the rim, or the finial?  Is a finish giving you fits?  Is the form a flop?  Is your dye job dying?  Or perhaps you have a piece of wood that is so special, that you can’t quite figure out what to do with it.  Bring in those problems, and let our members help you solve those problems.  Sharing your problems and getting input from other members our chapter may give you renewed inspiration.  Well, itshould give you renewed inspiration.

 

So come to the meeting!

We will all have a wonderful time & don’t be late; or come early to visit with friends.

AAW Board voting August 2017

http://www.woodturner.org/default.asp?

 

 

 

 

AAW Officer Voting 8-2017

The AAW site,  http://www.woodturner.org  appreciates your interest in the Board of Directors.  On the Homepage are videos of each candidate speaking of WHY they are good for the Board and WHAT you will benefit!

http://www.woodturner.org/default.asp?

 

2017 August – Penny Rogers Platters

The August 2017 Meeting will be held, as usual,  6-8pm at the:
penny platters

Santa Fe High School Wood Shop
2100 Yucca Street (off ZIA and St Francis)
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Subject:  Platters
Presenter:  Penny Rogers

Penny’s presentation will consist of a 3 minute introductory slide show, a discussion of 15 platter photos, and a 15 minute video showing the steps on how to turn a perfectly beautiful platter.  So come to the meeting! We will all have a wonderful time, so don’t be late; and come early to visit with friends. 

“Show & Tell” please bring at least one “good” piece to brag about, and one “mistake/bad” piece to explain or ask what went wrong.
penny platters

 

February 2017 TEW Meeting

Santa Fe Woodturners
February 2017 Pendant Turning Workshop Notes
Alan & Lauren Zenreich

Eccentric Jewelry Turning – Making Pendants Why hide your turnings on a shelf? Turned jewelry is displayed proudly to many, many people. Pendants are a pleasure to wear, and to create.

Alan and Lauren Zenreich show the tools, techniques and procedures used to make their wood turned jewelry. They will be demonstrating from their shop and studio in New Jersey, via a live, interactive video connections, so you can see and hear them and they can see and hear the club members.

Topics include:   Layout and preparing of blanks for turning

  • Affixing work to an indexable offset backing plate using turner’s tape
  • Multi axis positioning to facilitate boring holes and scribing lines
  • Turning the pendants, cutting arcs and beads, smoothing adjoining eccentric surfaces, cutting beads and preparing the work for finishing
  • Using the turnings as a canvas by incorporating semi-precious stones and beads, pyrography, archival inks and other embellishments in the pendants and necklaces.
  • Assembly techniques for inserting pins and jewelry findings

Monday – 6PM – February 13, 2017   Enchanted Woodturners Meeting

We will meet at Santa Fe High School Woodworking Shop, see driving & parking diagram attached, and look at the high school’s location on Google Satellite to view this live from their studio presentation!

 

feb-12-demo

 

AAW Fundamentals!

Visit the AAW site, log in and enjoy the latest version of the AAW FUNamentals!  Also review all past AAW Magazines.

http://www.woodturner.org/login.aspx

aaw-video

The Video resource page is open and active too!

TEW Holiday Party

Monday, December 12, 2017

Click to RSVP

wit-ornament-birdhouses

Free More Woodturning Magazine 2017

2016 Holiday Offer for Woodturning Clubs – sfturners@gmail.com – Gmail

Hello,
http://www.morewoodturningmagazine.com/holiday_gift_certificate

In celebration of the holidays and in the spirit of giving, More Woodturning Magazine is offering one free 12-month subscription to our online magazine (regular subscription price is $25 per year) to every woodworking/woodturning club for you to use in your holiday giveaways or raffles this year.

If you would like to participate, just print a copy of the gift certificate included below and use it in your giveaway/raffle (If you can’t see the gift certificate image, please let me know). Once you pick a winner, just let us know the name of your club, and the name and email address of the winner and we will create their free subscription which will enable them to receive 12 monthly issues beginning with the January 2017 edition. (Existing subscribers will have an extra 12 months added to their existing subscription.)

We’ve also included a few words about the magazine that you can use to describe the offer as you give/raffle it off.

This 2016 Holiday Free Subscription Offer is in addition to our ongoing reduced-rate gift certificate program where we offer a once-per-year $15 gift certificate for woodturning clubs. So, if you hold another raffle during 2017, you will still be eligible for the $10 discount on the additional gift certificates.

We hope you enjoy our holiday gift to you! If you have any questions, send me a note at dennis@morewoodturningmagazine.com. If you are not the correct contact for your club, please pass this email along to the appropriate person.

Dennis Daudelin, Publisher
More Woodturning Magazine

Mahogany Purchases from Puerto Rico

The TEW Club hosted a visitor from the Puerto Rico Hardwoods organization. The group introduced the club members to this 30 year old project.

http://eyeontherainforest.org/?page_id=8258

The Club is curious about who may be interested in purchasing this sustainable mahogany  natural resources grown and harvested in a responsible manner.  Our cost would be $15 per board foot with a thickness from 2″ – 4″.  Other sizes upon request.

For a pallet, approximately 1,536 board feet the cost is $15 per bft.  Great.  For the pallet it is $23,040.  With a shipping cost of about $3,000 additional.

INTERESTED in joining in a purchase?  Reply to this post and we will get back to you!

Visit the jungle site of the organization – this video is fun and interesting!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pKyUsQrHDc

Also an article written by our visitor, Ms. Thirty Jal Vakil can be found   http://eyeontherainforest.org/?p=9090

Tool Discount – Carter and Son

Located in Seattle this firm has offered our Club a 10% discount by using the code club10  at checkout!  Shipping is $5 for a 2 day delivery every day!  Check out the tools and read about their products:

http://carterandsontoolworks.com/pages/the-tools

tool-sale

SFHS for 2016-17

TEW members:

There is a need for turners and woodworkers to Volunteer at the High School wood shop, which has been totally reorganized, lathes at one end power tools the other; re-electrified with drops to each machine, dust droops to each needed machine, etc.

There is now the “Early College Opportunity Magnate School” that is 4r years of high school and later two years of junior college with a JC Degree, paid for by the Santa Fe School District for these kids.

Also we are reorganizing the class “procedures”, see below.

Following today’s class, September 2, Bob, Troy, Don, and I had a meeting with Bryan and Eric to discuss woodshop practices. According to Eric, Bryan is in charge of the woodshop. Eric’s group will spend time there but Bryan is in charge. We all agreed that the current free form style of instruction is not the best nor is it in the best interest of the students. After some discussion, we agreed to try to introduce a qualification program into the curriculum as we had discussed prior to the school year. I agreed to work on the woodturning portion and Mark will head up the woodworking portion.

For the woodturners, we will follow the “Teaching Woodturning Basics” 2009 from AAW. I recommend each of you take a look at this publication and/or download it to have as a ready reference. It is quite comprehensive and offers an easy to follow road to qualification. Here is how I propose we proceed (All three school sections will start from step 1. Bryan’s group has had three sessions already but he will explain to them that we are starting over.)

1.Overview of how the program will proceed, general safety, introduction to the lathe and the tools we will be using, spindle roughing gouge, parting tool, spindle gouge.
2.Mounting stock between centers and roughing out using spindle roughing gouge.
3.Using piece completed in step 2, lay out piece using parting tool.
4.Cut beads using spindle gouge.
5.Cut coves using spindle gouge.

The product at the end of this time will be an ACCEPTABLE Bead and Cove stick. Each step should be proceeded by a demonstration from one of the club members showing how to do each step, what to look for and what unique safety precautions are necessary. (Remember ABC and the exception for cutting coves.) Since our goal is to insure that the students use each tool correctly and are comfortable using the tool, some judgment of the student’s efforts will be necessary. No student should be allowed to proceed to the project phase of the program until they can demonstrate an ACCEPTABLE Bead and Cove Stick one in a safe manner. This is no different than Vic Meyer’s Basic Class direction at the CC. Some have been trying for years to get an Acceptable Bead and Cove stick. With our close monitoring, hopefully we can significantly shorten that experience.

Project Phase

6.Make a stick pen
7.Make several eggs (start to impress upon the student the importance of form).
8.Make a honey dipper

At this point the student should be proficient to use the tools we have introduced and they then can select other project from “Turning to the Future Teachers Resource and Project Guide” from AAW. Project plans are all included in that publication.

Upon completion of some of these projects, we can then make a determination if the student is fully qualified to select projects on his own. The goal being that such a determination will result in our providing guidance and assistance on an as needed basis (ala Gabe) and not requiring our continuous presence to see a project completed.

As to the mechanics of the qualification process, each step noted above will require a sign off from both the mentor (us) and the shop instructor (Bryan). The current plan is to have all student’s names on the large whiteboard at the head of the shop with their qualification progress noted. That way any mentor can see the student’s progress and understand what it is that they have to accomplish that day. This alleviates the problems of the schedule from both the student and mentor’s perspective.

Please provide any comments/concerns to me as we will try to implement this program commencing with the WED class next week. (Monday is a holiday and Wed is the first class session in the woodshop.)

Alan Becker

Wood Turning at Santa Fe High 

ECO gives disengaged students ‘a reason to stay in school’

 

About 170 students, a dozen teachers and 15 volunteers showed up Wednesday — the first day of school districtwide — for the launch of ECO.

Source: ECO gives disengaged students ‘a reason to stay in school’

2017 WIT project announced

Women In Turning :  visit us on Facebook  Women in Turning Page!

The 2017 WIT Project is titled “Open and Shut” and the theme will be boxes. The project is open to all WIT members and limited to one donation. There must be turning involved in the making of the piece. The pieces will be presented grouped together in a custom-designed display at the AAW Symposium in Kansas.

When shut the display will look like a box but will accordion open to reveal shelves of the little boxes.

There is a size restriction.
The pieces can be no larger than 4” tall x 2.5” x 2.5”.

To have time for professional photos and to take advantage of early publicity for promotion to potential buyers, your contribution must be delivered by January 31, 2017.

There will be a submission form you will need to submit and the link will be posted when it’s available, along with shipping instructions.

Put your thinking caps on and let’s make this another fun and successful project!

Tom Wirsing Workshop

Sunday, August 7, 2016

A great afternoon with Tom Wirsing and a platter demo “his way”.  Then we all dovetailed in and turned a platter of silver maple!  Excellent instruction!  And wow!  Get out your scrapers and sharpen all of them!

tew platters 8-7-2016

 

Tom Wirsing
Thomas Wirsing Woodturning
Longmont, CO 80503-9050

AAWvideosource.org

Visit the expanded source for videos and read about the update to the AAW videos on line!

VISIT TODAY   –  woodturner.org  and aawvideosource.org

aaw video pic

One Way Sale – summer 2016

Go to ONEWAY website www.oneway.ca

to see products available.  Free shipping on orders over $1,300.00 .

Combine club orders and save on shipping!!!!!!!!!!!

Will provide quote upon request.

one way lathe

Happy and Safe Turning and Keep Those Turning Tools Sharp !!!

Contact :CA SAVOY

cadjsavoy@cox.net

Hands on Workshop Sunday August 7

SPECIAL WORKSHOP
Sunday August 7 a daytime hands on class will be offered and he will present in our regular meeting Monday August 8, 2016 at the regular meeting
Calendar
sfturners@gmail.com
Description
Tom Wirsing who will present a hands-on workshop on Sunday, and an evening program on our regular Monday.

AAW Wood and Toxicity Guides

http://www.woodturner.org/default.asp?page=toxicity&hhSearchTerms=%22Toxic%22

Toxicity links are active!

Identification

 

AAW FREE offer to Chapter Members

 

AAW
Free Guest Membership & Woodturning Fundamentals Preview Edition
aaw free

Our previously announced Guest membership program may be offered to chapter members who are not yet AAW members. By signing up for a free Guest membership, club members can have limited access to AAW member resources for a full 60 days. They’ll be able to explore what the AAW has to offer, kick our tires, and hopefully decide to become full-fledged AAW members and benefit from all of the publications and services we have to offer.

Club members can sign up for a free Guest membership here.

Free Preview Issue    Now available to Guest members is a free 12-page preview issue of Woodturning FUNdamentals, May 2016 edition, which includes the Pat Thobe’s project, “Scrabble anyone?” and a variety of tips.

Santa Fe High Invites Us!

  * * * YOU ARE INVITED   * * *

TO COME LISTEN & JUDGE OUR
SANTA FE HIGH SCHOOL
A.S.E. (Academy for Sustainability Education)
FRESHMAN STUDENT PRESENTATIONS

From: Tamela Harkins     mail to     tharkins@sfps.k12.nm.us

Subject: CAN YOU COME? BE A JUDGE/FEEDBACK PERSON?

If you can attend ONE of these sessions just respond back to my email when you can.   If you can attend more than ONE you is a saint and also respond back.   We will ask you to enter the campus from the South campus side (if you are already a volunteer) or go to the front office 15 minutes before the start time to get a visitor’s pass to my class at the ACTIVITY CENTER (where ROTC is located) mid campus in ACT ROOM 1.  You can call me on my cell if you get lost (231-7608) or need further directions to get here.

(MOST OF THEM WILL BE JOINING THE NEW EARLY COLLEGE OPPORTUNITIES MAGNET SCHOOL FORGED OUT OF THE Academy for Sustainability Education IN AUGUST!!)

WHAT IT IS:  Students will present/pitch their ideas(Shark Tank style) for a student run business, non-profit agency,  product or program that will not only contribute to their community but also try to make our community MORE SUSTAINABLE.   They will go in pairs with prepared power points, brochures and their oral presentation. You will be a community member and elder who is familiar with this community and what it needs/its issues/what might sell or succeed.  You will give them a rating based on a rubric and you can also give them FEEDBACK, QUESTIONS, IDEAS for furthering their idea.  THIS IS THEIR FINAL!!

These kids have the opportunity to pitch the best ideas to a real billionaire in mid-July who offered from 1k-2500K as seed and start up money for the business, product or agency.  You can give them feedback on how to improve their idea and impress the billionaire.

EXAMPLES OF BUSINESSES AND PRODUCTS

*Woodturning, woodworking, furniture and handmade wood products (pens, etc) BUSINESS ( part of the profits would go to Adelante our agency for homeless youth)

*Tiny Home building Business paired with Habitat for Humanity to build tiny homes for the homeless in S.F.

*Solar camping equipment

*Solar Sound Studio (recording business) profits would go back into Early College school

*Biofuels and Spirulina health drink from algae production BUSINESS

*Anti-bullying educational sessions/campaigns taught by youth (agency) students would be trained

*Young Women’s Self Defense classes for free students would be trained

*Mini Aquaponics Kits/systems for in home gardening

*Eco Filter kits to send to Central America for cleaning/sterilizing water

SCHEDULE for ATTENDING:

WED May 11   1st session 8:50 am-10:30  OR  2nd session 10:40- 12:10 (this one will have biofuels presentation)

THUR May 12    8:50 am-10:30

FRI May 13     1st session 8:50 am-10:30  OR  2nd session 10:40- 12:10 (this one will have biofuels presentation)

THUR May 12    8:50 am-10:30

MON May 16th     8:50-10:30 1st session 8:50 am-10:30  OR  2nd session 10:40- 12:10

TUE May 17th

Michael Alguire at TEW

Join the On-line World!

social media and turning

Websites are important if you want to sell your items.  And how do you promote your wonderful work through a website?  Contacts.  What are those and how do they relate to customers?

Consider your website the static brochure.  And on Facebook you have a page dedicated to woodturning.  Not travel, grandkids, etc….  The first thing to do is create the page.  Then go looking for like minded individuals… i.e. turners!

Here is an example of WHY and HOW this can work for you!!  There are over 10 woodturning groups on Facebook with no fewer than 200 members of a “private group”. so no political stuff, nothing but wood turning.  And on many not only do you post your wares, and pictures and prices — These get shared with all the friends of the turner who is in the group –

A picture sez a thousand words:

REGISTER: Rocky Mt. Symposium

2016 Rocky Mountain Woodturning Symposium

Online Registration Now Open 

 Go to www.rmwoodturningsymposium.com for more information and registration. Rotation schedule to be posted soon.

 The Rocky Mountain Woodturners are happy to announce our annual woodturning symposium to be held on September 16, 17 and 18, 2016.  It will once again be at The Ranch/Larimer County Fairgrounds, Loveland, Colorado. Since space is limited, we encourage everyone to register early.

Check in starts on Friday, September 16th, from 1 until 5:30 PM. The first rotation will be on Friday at 3:30.   Meet and greet the demonstrators on Friday, 6-8 PM, at the Loveland Woodcraft store. There will be over 42 excellent demonstrations during the weekend from demonstrators, vendors and hands on turning. Featured demonstrators include , David Ellsworth, Nick Cook, Les Brandt, Jay Shepard, and Keith Gotschall, Michael Anderson, Ron Ainge, Larry Fox, Milo Scott with more to be added soon.   Also included are a large trade show, woodturners gallery, banquet, and live auction Saturday evening conducted by a professional auctioneer. A lunch package is also available. Rotation schedule to be posted soon. Please check the website for up-to-date information.

Registration is now open, with a discount if postmarked by August 15th.  Don’t wait space is limited.  We hope you can join us. It is a great opportunity to meet fellow Woodturners in a relaxing environment while you learn the latest techniques from some of the best Woodturners in the field.  Visit the website for more details and instructions regarding registration.   It will be continually updated as details are finalized.

Rocky Mountain Woodturning Symposium

September 16, 17 and 28, 2016

The Ranch/Larimer County Fairgrounds

Loveland, Colorado

Rmwoodturningsymposium.com

Atlanta!

Atlanta AAW WIT Hands-On Sessions

(Open to all registered symposium attendees)

For the first time in recent history, AAW will offer adult hands-on sessions as part of the Atlanta symposium. Nine rotations are scheduled and the hands-on sessions will cover a wide variety of topics. Sponsored through the leadership of the new AAW Women in Turning (WIT) Committee, these opportunities are offered to everyone – gender is not a condition to be eligible to participate. Space is limited and early interest has been very high. Your opportunity to pre-register for the chance of being awarded a spot will expire on April 1 at midnight, Central Daylight Time. Participation is limited to individuals who have submitted the online WIT Hands-On interest form and have paid their symposium registration fee by the April 1st deadline.

Turners without borders – Honduras

AAW Needs a Volunteer with a Sense of Adventure

Through the Turners Without Borders program, AAW has partnered with a nonprofit, GreenWood, to help teach woodturning to artisans in a remote area of Honduras. We need a volunteer who can travel to Honduras for 12 days in late May to help train artisans, who will use their new skills to turn mallets that they will sell to the world market. Because electricity is spotty at best, the crew will use the human-powered lathe featured in a recent issue of American Woodturner. The volunteer will help assemble the lathe and use it to teach the basics of spindle and faceplate turning.

This is a major project for the AAW. We hope to use it as a model for similar, future ventures to spread woodturning knowledge worldwide. The ideal volunteer will have experience as a woodturning teacher or demonstrator. Knowledge of the Spanish language is important, as is a sense of adventure. All the volunteer’s travel expenses will be covered, and GreenWood will pay for all meals, lodging, and transportation in Honduras.

This is a priority. We hope that one of your chapter’s members will want to be part of this unique experience. Please email Phil McDonald or call the AAW Home Office 651-484-9094 as soon as possible (not later than April 1) if you know someone who is eager to travel and teach.

Heard of MAKE Santa Fe??

Come on down!

Our grand opening is this Friday, March 18 at 2 pm. We’re co-located with Meow Wolf and the House of Eternal Return at 1352 Rufina Circle (look for the giant robot). Fair warning: with all the Meow Wolf opening activities, it’s going to be busy and parking may be difficult.

We want to thank all of you for your continued support. We wouldn’t have been able to make this project come to life if it wasn’t for the support of our community. We can’t wait to see what you will create. We will be holding MAKE member orientations this weekend and we hope to see you all there. If you have not signed up for a membership yet you can do so now by visiting our website today.
Big discounts on founding memberships are only valid through April 18, so sign up today! We’ve got all kinds of options to choose from! We’ll continue to roll out occasional benefits and special privileges to the founding members whose commitment truly helps us get off the ground!

Register for orientation sessions and for certification on our tools. All members and day pass users must attend orientation before using the makerspace. The Rapid Prototyping Tool Certification will teach the basics on using the 3D printers and laser cutters and you must have the certification in order to use the tools.

Membership Orientation:
Saturday March 19 from 11:00am-12:00pm
Sunday March 20 from 11:00am-12:00pm

Rapid Prototyping Tool Certification:
Saturday March 19 from 1:00-3:00pm
Sunday March 20 from 1:00-3:00pm

For a list of all upcoming orientations, certifications and workshops, click HERE. We’ll begin offering certifications in CNC routing, woodworking and metal fabrication when those facilities open in April.

Become a member today!

2016 March Meeting Info

Taz Bromlette will demonstrate the latest model of his hollowing tool:

The Taz Ultra Wood Hollowing System on Tuesday March 14, 2016 at the Santa Fe High School Wood Classroom.

Click to view these impressive introduction photos of the Taz Ultra at work:

Taz-Ultra Wood Hollowing System (1)

taz beginning snip

2-8-2016 Meeting – Design!

Rule of Thirds Calculator

A reference spreadsheet already calculated for you to use

determining the Rule of Thirds!

hollow form calcRule of Thirds Calculator

Many thanks to John Cobb, treenshop.com for his presentation on the Golden Mean and how his excellently crafted boxes follow these guidelines!

From his information chocked website – take a look at these additional ratios to help you improve your proportions and turnings pleasing looks!   TreetornShop  Articles

The presentations  on the Golden Mean and on the Rule ofhoughts may be viewed as PowerPoints with the links:

The Golden MeanTew PPT final  lPresented by John Cobb

Tew PPT final presented by Kathy Knorr – the Rule of Thirds and other Balancing Proportions acts plus a look at Women In Turning.

  AL Mirman and his 630 Segmented Pieces!SFCC162011 Aug - SWAT IG 0703 (2)

 

 

Santa Fe High gets a big TURN forward!

Called Early College Opportunities, A Santa Fe Applied Science Magnet School, the new institution will open on the South Campus of Santa Fe High School next fall and enroll up to 400 students in grades 9-12.

A part of this program was initiated by Alan Becker and Dave Wahl.  Up to 7 members of the TEW Club have been working with the school for about a year and a half.  This includes transforming their wood classes to include wood turning and fixing equipment, acquiring equipment and getting an AAW Grant to fun wood and tools for the classroom.

Source: School program may transform into early-college opportunity

Women in Turning – Atlanta Turning Room

Women in Turning sessions at the Atlanta Symposium are
NOT limited to Women!!
All are welcomed!

Women in Turning (WIT) is the newest committee of the AAW, bringing together women worldwide who share a passion for woodturning.

It is dedicated to encouraging and assisting women in their pursuit of turning, to sharing ideas and processes to further members’ skills and creativity, and to increasing participation of women in the field of woodturning.

Women in Turning is on the web with a public link to Facebook page.And a private group for women who turn or are interested in turning!
https://www.facebook.com/Women-in-Turning-732036653523097/

The WIT HANDS ON ROOM link is an aaw log in site:

http://www.woodturner.org/?page=2016WITHandsOn

The classroom events must be registered with your Atlanta Registration, and you will be notified if you are in a presentation as early registration is better!

WELCOME TO THE AAW WIT HANDS-ON ROOM

The WIT Hands-On Room will provide a lively, entertaining and educational experience for attendees, managed by accomplished and recognizable women in the field of woodturning, focusing on skill building and community development. Learn about WIT.   

The WIT Hands-On Room rotations will be offered to all registered symposium attendees. Below are the titles and descriptions for the rotations. If you are interested in participating in any of these sessions,you must complete and submit the form at the bottom of this page.Once the symposium schedule is finalized, you will receive an email inviting you to officially register for specific rotations. Space is very limited and registrations will be determined on a first come, first served basis.

Descriptions of Proposed WIT Hands-On Room Rotations

Making A Tool & Free-Hand Sharpening (10 spots): Understanding how and why a tool cuts wood.  Participants will make their own tool from an Allen wrench and learn how to sharpen it free hand and then use the tool to shape a spindle.

End Grain Cutting (10 spots): Scrapers, Gouges & Drills.  The direction of the cut and the tool used impact success.  Achieving a smooth surface without catches.  Skill building for box making, goblets and hollow forms.

Multi-Axis/Offset Turning (20 spots): Working with a ghost.  Tool presentation and planning is key to making interesting forms that puzzle convention.

Green Wood Natural Edge Bowls (Double rotation, 10 spots): How to identify a bowl in a log.  The basic cuts for success using this often-free material.  Roughing, shaping, sheer scraping & finishing cuts from a few tools gets the job done quickly. Reverse Turning with a Jam Chuck to shape the foot. Drying without cracking.

Woodturning Joinery (10 spots): Putting pieces together: boxes, scoops, mallets, and furniture.  Cutting mortise & tenon joints require measuring, marking, trimming and fitting.  We’ll discuss the tips and tricks for success.

Equipment (30-minutes each, 21 spots):

A) Bandsaws: Bandsaws are extremely versatile but can also be dangerous – Learn the tips and tricks and stay safe.

B) Sharpening With Jigs: Jig systems can eliminate many problems and speed production; find out how to use them for a repeatable sharp edge.

C) Chucks & Faceplates: They don’t come with many instructions, but there are most certainly rules—what are jaws and which ones should I use? What kind of screws for faceplate holding and how many? Pros & Cons, Base cuts.

Embellishing (30-minutes each, 21 spots):

A) Pyrography: Pyrography (burning) beautiful designs and images on wood transforms simple objects to the next level.  Have fun exploring planning, layout and creative use of various burning tips.

B) Texturing: Texturing wood with engravers, rotary bits and reciprocating carvers – understanding good design, finding opportunities and recognizing limitations.

C) Coloring: Coloring, whether with acrylic or milk paints, dyes, stains, pens, etc. can highlight textures, tell a story and fool the eye. Understanding the properties and uses of decorative media releases imagination.

Panel Discussion: Ask an Expert/Become an Expert! (Limited to room occupancy): Panelists will discuss questions like: How can I determine what constitutes an excellent demonstration? What are effective demonstration strategies? How can I get started demonstrating? Find out why it is empowering to share tips and techniques with fellow woodturners.

Panel Discussion: Identity and Personal Expression in Turned Artwork (Limited to room occupancy): Panelists will discuss the concepts of identity and personal story in their own artwork. As we mature as artists, we yearn to “find our own voice,” but what does “find our voice” actually mean? Explore with us how personal identity can change over time.

Feb-26-28 -Desert Turners Roundup

Desert Woodturning Roundup February 26,27 and 28 2016
Only 6 weeks to go –  Register Now!
Please share with your members
Come join everyone at the 6 biennial Desert Woodturning Roundup Symposium.  The 2016 Symposium will again be held at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa, AZ.
We have a truly impressive slate of Demonstrators and a host of quality Vendors, selected to provide you a wide variety of tools, products and wood.  Our great facility provides large, sound-controlled demonstration rooms, and a large Vendor Area. This location and venue has been a great hit with our attendees and Vendors in past years where the average temperature is 71 degrees. Our symposium is designed for all levels of interest in woodturning and wood art. Whether you are an experienced turner wanting to be inspired by internationally famous demonstrators, looking for demonstrations which showcase fundamental turning skills, or you are a wood art collector interested in identifying new artists, you will find plenty to enjoy and learn.
Desert Woodturning Roundup and Arizona Woodturners Association are dedicated to providing education and information to anyone interested in woodturning and we’re excited about bringing new people young and old into our craft.
Featured Demonstrators:
Glenn Lucas
Curt Theobald
John Beaver
Betty Scarpino
Rex Burningham
Andi Wolf
Art Liestman
Jason Clark
Details:
Registration is open with the discounted fee available until December 1st.
Your registration includes lunch Saturday and Sunday and banquet Saturday evening with participation in the Live and Silent Auctions following the banquet. Attendees will receive an Information booklet and T-shirt.
Find all up to date information and to Register at www.desertwoodturningroundup.com
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Demonstrators
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Vendors
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2016 January Meeting

6PM Monday- January 11, 2016 at the Santa Fe High School Woodworking Shop.

Making Beautiful Mechanical Pens and… 

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  David added “Wood Bowl and pen blanks that Alan picked up today in ABQ with grant
money, $1,100 worth.
All of the bigger boxes are bowl blanks, the small box is full of pen blanks
Will take them to school tomorrow January 20, 2016).”

  1. Come a little early to choose your exotic wood pen blank and catch up with everyone’s holidays.  The exotic wood pen blanks are free, bring some extra money for the mechanical pen of your choice.
  2.  Please bring your dues, check payable to “The Enchanted Woodturners” or cash $25 single, $30 family.  Donate more if you want to!

 See you there,

Cleve

SFTurners in 2015

The WordPress.com stats prepared a 2015 annual report for SFTurners.org.

Click here to see the complete report.

Woodturner On-Line Magazine

More Woodturning Magazine, your online source for innovative ideas and detailed articles about the woodturning world.

I am a fellow woodturner and the new publisher of More Woodturning Magazine. I’m writing to let you know about an exciting new program we have developed for woodturning clubs, and to suggest a couple of ways you can let your membership know about us. As you may know, I have recently redesigned the web site and have created a new format for the magazine which can be read online, printed, or downloaded as a PDF. The magazine is now heavily tutorial and article-based and includes news, product reviews, turner profiles, new products and more.

If your club has a newsletter, I think you will like this new program. Having worked on my local club’s newsletter, I know that finding relevant content on an ongoing basis can sometimes be a challenge! To help you with this, we will send you a list of upcoming woodturning events and one woodturning article every month that you can choose to use (or not) in your publication at no cost. In return, you will indicate that the content came from us and include the magazine’s website address at the end of the article/event listing. We will also ask that you include a link to us on your club web site. If you would like to add your club to others who have already joined this program, just click on this link:

If you’d like to learn more about the magazine, please visit our website and view a sample issue:
www.morewoodturningmagazine.com

I hope our newsletter program will be useful to you. I am also hoping that you will help us spread the word about this new woodturning magazine.

12-2015

Dennis Daudelin, Publisher More Woodturning Magazine

New Turning Room for Atlanta

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click to support WIT Hands on Room with a Donation to the Project!  Thank you!

Thanks to the Women In Turning (WIT) group!  A new idea geared for  your spouses and those interested in learning hands on!   Let the WIT women’s team help you learn in a safe and educational environment!

A separate registration is required for the rotation!
Click here for the form and more info

http://www.woodturner.org/?page=2016WITHandsOn

The Women in Turning (WIT) committee will offer hands-on educational woodturning experiences to registered symposium attendees in the WIT Hands-On Room. More information, along with preregistration, and the titles and descriptions for the rotations, are listed on the WIT Hands-On Room webpage,

http://www.woodturner.org/?page=2016WITHandsOn

 

2015 December OneWay Sale

below is the full list!  December 1 -15 2015 only!

ONEWAY PRODUCT SALE—- 25% Discount on most ONEWAY products, except lathes, plus shipping. Free shipping on orders over $1,250.00 .Combine club orders and save on shipping

Go to ONEWAY website www.oneway.ca to see all products available.

Will provide quote upon request. Happy and Safe Turning and Keep Those Turning Tools Sharp !!!

Members who want to be included on future sales flier should send contact info to me.
CA SAVOY cadjsavoy@cox.net

ONEWAY TURNING TOOLS 25% ALL PRICE-2015
Click to view the PDF!

AAW New Phone App

visit woodturner.org to get the app and enjoy reading your copy of the journal on your smartphone!

December 1, 2015:

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AAW Hands-On-Turning Room for Atlanta

Support a hands on turning room in Atlanta!

Women In Turning (WIT) are “on it”!!

WIT’s Hands-On Room will offer lively and entertaining rotations for beginners and more advanced turners designed to teach safe and appropriate techniques and methods of woodturning. Topics from tool sharpening to embellishing, and discussion panels on marketing, design,and strategies to increase the visibility and participation of women in the field of woodturning will be offered.

We have the GO AHEAD and  need to raise $15,000 by December 31st to move forward.

The AAW Board of Directors has accepted our proposal and has reserved space for us at the convention center.

The WIT Committee is busy calling on businesses, equipment manufacturers, and vendors to secure donations, but all of our chapters PARTICIPATION IS VITAL.

How can we expect others to give when we don’t give ourselves. ALL contributions go directly to WIT’s restricted account. EVERY dollar helps. Please give today and ask your friends and family to give too. http://tiny.cc/WITDonations. Your gift is tax-deductible

Join WIT in Atlanta, Georgia from June 9-12, 2016 at the AAW 30th Annual International Symposium.

Rotations  in the Hands On Room will be led by top women demonstrators and experienced educators with support from WIT members from around the country.  Symposium registration is required. For up to date information and registration information go to AAW’s website.

For more information about WIT or to sign up for the WIT newsletters, email Linda Ferber linda@woodturner.org- or your friendly webmaster -sfturners@gmail.com

Your generous support of WIT’s current and future programming is crucial.

Please contribute to WIT online today! www.woodturner.org/donations

2016 Events – AAW Calendar

Keep Up to Date with all AAW Events (no log in required at AAW to view Events Calendars!    Source: Events – American Association of Woodturners

First quarter highlights:

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AAW December 2015 Calendar

Keep Up to Date with AAW Activities!

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2015 November – Photo Gallery

Great Meeting, thanks to Dave W, Alan B and to Derek for the learning on lighting!  All the photos we take of our work should be glowing!

Here is what members brought in for the meeting at Santa Fe High School:

Tom Cours Tool/Equipment Sale 10-17-2017

Tom Cour’s Tool Sale

From Tom Cours:

Because of my health concerns we are moving to the Austin, Texas area. We are moving to a Sun City development in Georgetown, Texas. I  am not retiring from woodworking.  This development has a very nice woodshop which rivals the shop at Santa Fe Community College. Therefore I am selling most of the machines in my shop, all the sheet goods and almost all of the turning wood.The sale will be held on October 16 and 17, 2015 beginning at 9:00am at my house in Rio Rancho. The 16th is reserved for members of NMWT,  AWA , classmates at Santa Fe  Community College and a few other woodworking friends. Since I consider all the woodworkers invited to the 16th event my friends, if you are interested in a machine I am asking you to put your name on a list at the machine. There will be a minimum price posted. Later in the day I will conduct some kind of auction to determine the buyer. Usually this a first come first serve event but I consider that to be unfair to my  friends and I promise you I will not have any shills in the crowd. Only machines will be sold using this method. All other items including wood, sheet goods, hand tools, yard tools. hardware, fasteners and miscellaneous will be sold on a first come basis.

Items on sale include but not limited to:

MACHINES(Manuals come with all machines)

  1. 8” Woodtek joiner(wired for 240v can be re-wired for 110v
  2. 15” Woodtek planer; 240
  3. Double bag Woodtek dust collector
  4. 14” Jet Bandsaw on wheels with riser blocks and extra blades
  5. 10” Delta cabinet saw on a wheeled base, 240v with Bosch router mounted in the table extension; Delta combination, and Freud rip, crosscut and triple chip  blades
  6. JDS Room Air Filter (AirTech 2000)
  7. DevilBlis Air Compressor Pro Air II; 240v, 25.5amp, 6.5 hp; 80- gallon tank
  8. Powermatic Wood Lathe 3520; 240 v, electronic speed control, with some tools and fixtures
  9. Makita Planer Model 2040 with soft polyurethanerollers
  10. Craftsman floor model drill press
  11. Woodtek Disc/Belt Sander; 6” x48” belt, 12” disc
  12. Laboratory Vacuum Pump
  13. 8” Two Speed Woodcraft Grinder with Diamond wheel and extra grinding wheels
  14. Harbor Freight chop saw for metals
  15. Grizzly Horizontal Boring Machine with Bits
  16. Delta B.O.S.S. spindle sander
  17. Porter Cable plate joiner

SHEET GOODS

Three full sheets of 3/4”white Melamine on particle board

Two full sheets 3/4 particle board

One full sheet 3/4” MDF

One full sheet 1/2” MDF

Three full sheets  1/8” hard board

Two part sheets 5/8” sheet rock

Numerous part sheets and scraps of MDF and plywood

MISCELLANEOUS FASTENERS AND HARDWARE

SOME MISCELLANEOUS HAND TOOLS

NUMEROUS BUNDLES OF DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED  HARD AND SOFTWOOD

A LARGE ACCUMULATION OF NATIVE WOOD (MOSTLY FROM NM AND KANSAS) SUITABLE FOR TURNING. DRY NOT GREEN

AN ACCUMULATION OF VARIOUS GLUES AND FINISHING MATERIALS

DIRECTIONS TO COUR HOUSE

Northbound on I-25 take Exit 242 (2nd or North Bernalillo exit). Turn left onto US 550 and get in left lane as soon as convenient. Proceed on 550 over the Rio Grande and past the Santa Ana Casino. Get in the left turn lanes past the traffic light at the Casino. Turn left onto NM 528 and proceed 2.7+ miles to Riverside Drive. Turn left onto Riverside Drive.

Proceed on Riverside Drive and turn left at the fourth left onto Lazy River Court. We are the fourth house on the right (6762 on the curb). If lost call 867-8771 or 270-7414.

2015 October Meeting Info

Monday- 6PM- October 12, 2015 Enchanted Woodturners Meeting

We will meet at Santa Fe High School Woodworking Shop

Subject: Christmas Ornaments
Presenter: Alan Becker
Mentors: Elves from the North Pole

With the holiday season now approaching, it’s time to think of decorations that we can make for friends and family. A personally turned ornament can be a family keepsake and heirloom.
Alan is not teaching globes and finials, which of course are beautiful, but we all know how to do that.
Alan will be demonstrating how to create a turned Christmas angel. This is a simple project that will delight all recipients and is a real pleasure to produce.
Time should also permit Alan to demonstrate how to turn a snowman and a base for ornaments.

There may be time to demonstrate how to turn a Christmas tree, by a surprise presenter.

I’m sure we’ll have an informative and fun meeting at Alan’s presentation, so don’t be late, the meeting starts at 6PM Monday- October 12, 2015 at the Santa Fe High School Woodworking Shop.

“Show & Tell” please bring at least one “good” piece to brag about, and one “mistake/bad” piece to explain or ask what went wrong.

Women in Turning 2015 September

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Here is some of what we do!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/835594199795368/photos/

Women in Turning (WIT) is the newest committee of the AAW, bringing together women worldwide who share a passion for woodturning.

It is dedicated to encouraging and assisting women in their pursuit of turning, to sharing ideas and processes to further members’ skills and creativity, and to increasing participation of women in the field of woodturning.
Women in Turning is on the web with both a public link to Facebook and private Facebook page.  A dedicated website is planned for the future.

2015 September Meeing Information

This is a reminder, that our September TEW meeting is another member-led program- Tips, jigs, and fixtures.  Please think about the jigs and fixtures that you have made or seen, which make turning better, easier, or safer.  Or if you have a tip for a new way to handle a task or solve a problem, please prepare to share that with your turning colleagues at the September meeting.  Alternatively, if you have found a jig suggestion in a magazine, and wonder if it would be worth the trouble to make, bring a picture in, and we can discuss whether it looks like a breakthrough or a blowout.  I look forward to seeing everyone on September 14th.   — Derek

2015 August Meeting WrapUp

TEW Finishing program, August 10, 2015 Wrap Up by Derek:

Our round-table discussion on finishing was very successful.  Cleve, our vice president, skillfully guided the discussion through all the stages, from preparation to finishing to final polishing.  He passed around Bob Flexner’s book, “Understanding Wood Finishing”, saying that it is an excellent reference.  Taz started the discussion off, showing some computer graphs of the drying process of pieces turned green.  His frequent weighings of the pieces showed that most moisture was released in twenty days, and moisture loss reached zero at around thirty days.  This was for pieces that were finish-turned, of roughly 3/8” thickness.  Taz also talked about soaking pieces in alcohol for a short time (~24 hours), at the start of the drying process.  Dave Wahl and Alan mentioned boiling as a first step, with a similar goal of speeding drying and reducing drying distortion.  Elliot outlined his use of the microwave oven to speed drying.

There was a lot of discussion about sanding.  I learned that most people stop sanding at 400 grit or below, depending, of course, on the details of the piece, and the planned finish.  Many members use Abranet abrasive mesh, which is excellent for clearing sawdust.  The foam-backed Abralon was also widely used, especially to polish finishes in the higher grits.  Bob Seigel spoke highly of another foam-backed abrasive, Gold-Flex.  All of these products are made by the company Mirka.  Cleve showed an example of the 3M Imperial abrasive film, which he had recently bought.  Someone else asked about the ceramic-based abrasives.  Antone, and others, said that they were good products, but not worth the high cost, in their experience.  Dave mentioned sanding wet, either with oil, or with water as a lubricant.  He said this reduces or eliminates the scratches that would be visible with the same grit used dry.  I had heard of sanding with oil, but not about sanding wood with water.  I plan to give it a try.

When the discussion turned to adding color, pigment stains didn’t seem to have much support.  Ralph made a strong case for Procion MX dyes, sold for fabric dying.  He said these dyes are the most colorfast available.  Dave Wahl mentioned that he has had good luck with Rit fabric dyes, and David Burling shared positive experiences with Solar-Lux dyes.  Several members recounted fading problems with alcohol-soluble dyes, and all agreed that Jimmy Clewes setting the dye and turning on fire was great showmanship, but not an essential step in adding color.

Wipe-on Polyurethane is a popular finish, which helps enhance the prominence and contrast of the grain.  Alan lauded the gel variety.  Poly helps “pop the grain,” emphasizing the attractive grain pattern on some woods.  Cleve introduced the term “chatoyancy” to the discussion, with is used to describe the shimmering changes in light reflection that curly, fiddle-back, and other grain patterns exhibit.  Oil is particularly effective for enhancing chatoyancy, and many members use oils such as linseed oil or tung oil, or the oil-varnish blends generically called “Danish oil”.  Watco and Waterlox are two examples of Danish oil used by several members.  Antone said he uses pure tung oil, and he, Alan, and Derek noted that many products labeled “tung oil” may contain little or no tung oil.  Several members mentioned mixing their own blend of oil, varnish, and solvent, and Dave said that Sam Maloof’s finish is that sort of combination.  Bob and some other members said they liked using walnut oil.  Elliot cautioned that using oil on a spalted piece can be a disaster.

Alan explained that CA glue can be used as a base for finish, and it will enhance chatoyancy/pop the grain.  He said that he uses it underneath several different finishes.  It fills the grain, and gives the evenness and sheen that would take four or five coats of a solvent finish to attain.  Alan said that CA is compatible under any other finish, and Floyd mentioned that he sometimes uses it as the only finishing material on some of his pens.  Cleve mentioned that he had read that shellac can be used under any finish, and Derek said that this is true for de-waxed shellac, but that many shellac products contain wax, which might interfere with adhesion for some top coats.  Derek recommended Zinsser’s SealCoat de-waxed shellac.

Alan said that he likes lacquer for a high-gloss finish, and this was seconded by several other members.  He noted that traditional nitro-cellulose lacquer is hard to find these days, and that he prefers acrylic lacquer.  Cleve endorsed Krylon acrylic lacquer.  Derek said he likes shellac as a topcoat as well as a sealer.  Several members mentioned friction polish.  Cleve pointed out that there are multiple formulations sold as friction polish, including some that contain linseed oil and/or lacquer.  Derek uses the Mylands product that contains shellac and wax.  Ralph mentioned the possibility of using pure carnauba wax as a finish, and Bob suggested that on stabilized woods, he sometimes just buffs with white rouge.

That led us to polishing the finish and adding wax.  Antone said that carnauba wax is the hardest wax derived from plants.  Other options include synthetics and waxes derived from petroleum.  Some microcrystalline waxes, such as Renaissance Wax, that are considered to be archival.  He said that many of the finishing processes that we had discussed could not be considered archival, and if we wanted our finish to last as long as our turnings, passed on for 500 years, we would probably need to approach finishing differently.  Alan, Dave, and Cleve mentioned automotive rubbing compounds and polishing materials as useful for getting a high polish on a finish.  Ralph said he got as good a gloss from wipe-on poly as someone using a buffing system.  Derek mentioned that he is currently experimenting with the Dr. Kirk’s line of polishing waxes from Craft Supplies.  He reported mixed feelings, since the first product in the system, Scratch-Free, liquifies at summer air temperatures, and the final product, the microcrystalline Versa-Wax, is somewhat hard to apply.

2015 John Ellis active candidate for AAW Board!

If you are a member of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW), you have probably seen the slate of candidates for the AAW Board.  (If you are not a member, please consider joining.  It’s a great organization, and its journal, American Woodturner, is a great resource for learning about turning.)  I am writing to support the candidacy of John Ellis.  John is a member of our club, The Enchanted Woodturners/Santa Fe Woodturners, and contributes to our monthly programs on a regular basis.  He also serves on the Board of the New Mexico Woodturners, and opens his home to woodturning workshops on a regular basis.

John has been serving AAW for several years as Volunteer Coordinator for the Annual Symposium.  He is a skillful and reliable organizer, and a good friend.  I hope you will consider voting for him.

Thanks,   Derek Roff

2015 August 10 Meeting

Finishing for Woodturning: TEW Monday- 6PM- August 10, 2015 The Enchanted Woodturners Meeting –

YOU are part of this month’s Finishing program for The Enchanted Woodworkers (TEW).  This is a program by members, and for members, in which we will share the techniques, methods, and materials that we use to finish our woodturning projects.  Probably none of us is a finishing authority, but each of us has tried several different finishing options, and we may have found an approach or two that we use in different situations.

Please bring samples and examples of some of your turnings with finishes.  Tell us about your successes and about your frustrations and failures.  Our vice president, Cleve Pardue, will lead the discussion, helping us to share our knowledge with each other.  I expect that we will each learn several new options and approaches, that may improve our finishing on future projects.  Cleve asks us to include such topics as sanding, sealing, topcoats (shellacs, oils- various types-, lacquers, water based types, super glues, friction polishes), dyes and stains, buffing, finishing on and off the lathe, rubbing out, waxes, etc.  Cleve suggests that we leave for a later program the topics of embellishing, carving, “decorating”, and woodburning!
We all have one week until the next TEW meeting, to select or create a few examples, and to think about the different elements that go into our finishing processes.  Please be ready to share your finishing experiences, positive and negative.

2015 Turning for the Future

North American high school and post-secondary students who attend accredited art, design, woodworking, and trade programs were eligible to compete in Turning to the Future, and a total of 43 entries from 29 students in 12 schools across the U.S. and Canada were received.

View all the students work, including the two from Santa Fe High School in this brochure!

http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.woodturner.org/resource/resmgr/AWFS2015/AWFSFreshWoodTurningtotheFut.pdf

vegas hs winners

Where our local Santa Fe High students did not win the competition, both entries were well received and on the Finals List!

Facebook Resources!

Here are just a few links to Facebook pages for current info for many of our favorite places for wood, ideas, tools, and networking:

AAW:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Association-of-Woodturners/160641347313409?fref=ts

ABQ Exotic Woods:  https://www.facebook.com/abqexoticwoods?fref=ts

WoodTurner Design Magazine:  https://www.facebook.com/woodturningdesign?fref=ts

Private WoodTurner Group:  https://www.facebook.com/events/upcoming?action_history=null

Women in Turning:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/835594199795368/

Woodcraft: https://www.facebook.com/WoodcraftWoodworking?fref=ts

Pen Turning Forum:  https://www.facebook.com/Penturners?fref=ts ps://www.facebook.com/Penturners?fref=ts

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Calls for Entry – General -AAW July 2015

Calls for Entry – General – American Association of Woodturners.

2016 POP Artist Showcase

Each year the Professional Outreach Program (POP) of the AAW showcases two wood artists. They are either experienced artists who have made significant contributions to the woodturning field but have not received appropriate recognition or emerging artists who have the potential for making significant contributions to the field. The two selected artists each give two demonstrations and receive free symposium registration plus a small honorarium. Their work is displayed prominently in the Instant Gallery. Deadline: December 1, 2015. Learn more and apply.

2016 AAW Symposium Demonstrators

AAW’s 30th Annual International Symposium will be held in Atlanta, GA, June 9-12, 2016. Apply to be a demonstrator by October 15, 2015.

MD Woodturning Demonstrators

The Quad-State Bodgers Woodturners club is looking for experienced turners who want to demonstrate various projects/skills during our monthly meetings. We meet between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm on the third Saturday of each month in Cumberland, Maryland 21502. We can also offer the opportunity to have an all-day seminar the day before our meetings on Saturday. If interested please contact: Dustin Davis, Quad State Bogers Woodturners Club, ddavis@frostburg.edu or call 301-722-6397.

NJ Woodturning Demonstrators

The New Jersey Woodturners club is looking for professional turners who want to demonstrate various projects/skills during monthly meetings. We meet between 7:00 and 9:30 pm on the 4th Monday of each month. We meet at the ECEC in Roseland, NJ. This is a great opportunity for you to showcase your work, skills and possibly sell your projects, tools, workshop seminars or videos. We can also offer the opportunity to have an all-day seminar the day before our meetings on Sunday. If this may be of interest to you, please reach out to me. We are also always on the lookout for new members so if you want to be with like-minded folks, let me know. Contact: Bob Amarant, New Jersey Woodturner Club, Roseland, NJ, bob.amarant@applegate.com.

Non-AAW Calls

CraftBoston 2016

CraftBoston is a biannual show and sale of fine contemporary craft and design. Both CraftBoston Spring and CraftBoston Holiday unite talented makers with passionate and knowledgeable shoppers. CraftBoston welcomes exhibitor applications from both established and emerging artists making original work that shows exemplary execution of design, quality craftsmanship, and creative use of materials. (CraftBoston Spring: April 29 to May 1, 2016 – Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts CraftBoston Holiday: December 2 to 4, 2016 – Hynes Convention Center) There is one application and one deadline for both shows. Apply at juriedartservices.com by September 12, 2015. More information.

American Craft Council’s “Color Outside the Lines”

Deadline August 1, 2015. Original work in any of the following categories: basketry, ceramics, clothing and accessories, decorative fiber, furniture and lighting, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, stone, toys and puzzles, and wood.

Rocky Mountain Woodturning Symposium – September 18-19-20th 2015

2015 Rocky Mountain Woodturning Symposium web address is

http://www.rmwoodturningsymposium.com/

Be sure to join Al Mirman’s sessions!!  Click a name to read their Bio!

Featured Demonstrators: More to be announced, please return later.

Kip ChristensenKirk DeHeerJason SchneiderMichael BlankenshipRick OrrJohn GiemDale Bonertz,
Allen JensenTom Wirsing,Rudolph Lopez Trent Bosch Binh PhoAshley HarwoodCindy Drozda,
David NittmannDavid Ellsworth, Glenn Lucas, Betty Scarpino, Michael Roper, Sam Angelo, Vince Wilson,
Janice Levi, Doug Schneiter, Steve Sinner, Ron Day, Al Mirman

16th Annual Rocky Mountain Woodturning Symposium
September 18th – 20th, 2015

sponsored by: Rocky Mountain Woodturners
a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners

One Way Sale thru July 26, 2015

For the TEW site from CA Savoy (cadjsavoy@cox.net) to Alan Becker:

Subject: CA Savoy —ONEWAY 25% Discount SUMMER SALE

25% Discount on most products plus shipping!!!  Sale does not include lathes!!

web site www.oneway.on.ca for additional products

lists to follow — kk

Waco Symposium – August 21-22-23, 2015

Symposium 2015
August 21-23, 2015
Waco Convention Center

Visit their site for the details! 
http://www.swaturners.org/

Waco Symposium 2015

Meeting Info for July 13, 2015

From the desk of the Club President, David Wahl:

Ralph and Chucks!

Monday- 6PM- July 13, 2015   Enchanted Woodturners Meeting

Meeting Subject: Ralph Watts will show us how to hold things on the lathe with various CHUCKS.

Sure, you know how to hold things so you can work on them. You know how to use a vise, a couple of clamps, big plyers, Army green tape or just put your foot on it.  Ralph will not discuss any of these.

Ralph, a self-described “nuclear garbage man” and Zen woodturner, has made some fabulously outrageous things on the lathe with ingenious chucking methods.

He will first give us some chucking tips that he has found useful over the years,

Then Ralph will discuss and show us several methods for chucking your wood including:

Basic Chucks, Screw Chuck, Jam Chucks, Faceplate, Center to Center Chucking, Vacuum Chucking,

and some other varieties. Ralph will also discuss what not to chuck!

All of the holding methods that Ralph will discuss and demonstrate are inexpensive, actually comparatively cheap.

If you want to go big time with a very expensive holding method, then use: “Honey, can you hold this for me?”

Inspiration!

Visit the AAW website and take time to enjoy the gallery pages!
http://www.aawforumhttp://www.aawforum.org/photopost/.org/photopost/

Saturday May 23 – 9-noon SALE – Richard Hostetter

Hello all wood turners, carvers, and practitioners of other means of making sawdust and shavings out of wood!  I would appreciate it greatly if you would forward this info to any friends, acquaintances, mailing lists, or others who might be interested.

1012 Amherst Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

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I have been a lifelong woodworker. Now due to some health and other concerns I am needing to let all my tools and stock go.
I am having a garage sale (rain or shine) on Saturday, May 23rd from 9:00AM til 2:00PM at my home.  The location is 1012 Amherst Dr SE, Albuquerque.

I have a number of rough turned bowls and lamp shades as well as a stock of interesting wood for projects. I have Teak, Mahogany, Mesquite, Cherry, Juniper, Eastern Red Cedar, Maple, Cypress, Zebra Wood, Padauk, as well as numerous others. There is also a stock of interesting and unique branches suitable for carving and/or assembling into sculptures.

I also have hardware, lamp parts, Euro Hinges, wood dyes, finish nail guns, a small compressor, air hoses, many hand tools, bulk sandpaper, some power carving tools, more.
Richard Hostetter

Memorial Day Sale – Exotic Woods! Monday May 25, 2015

Jake Jacobson, proprietor of Albuquerque Exotic Woods, has a notice to all customers which he asked me to pass along.  He was on short notice from a vendor who is coming to his store this coming Monday, May 25.
See the details below:

Surprise Memorial Day Turning Block Parking Lot Sale!

One of our turning stock vendors gave us short notice, he’ll be here MONDAY, May 25th, beginning at 8:30 in the morning. In the tents right in front of our store, you’ll be able to select amazing wood at unbeatable prices.

This is the same guy as last year – great wood, great selection, wholesale prices.

Do not miss this opportunity to stock up. Bring friends, tell everyone!!

The store is located at 4220 Menaul, here in Albuquerque.  Don’t miss this parking lot sale?

AAW Symposium 2015 – Pittsburg

June 25-28 2015http://www.woodturner.org/?page=2015Pittsburgh

http://www.woodturner.org/?page=2015Pittsburgh

Rocky Mountain Woodturning Symposium 2015

2015 Rocky Mountain Woodturning Symposium in Lovelaend Colorado will be 9-18,19-20, 2015.

Hurry space is limited. Register early to guarantee your admittance with a discount before AUGUST 15!

Go to www.rmwoodturningsymposium.com for more information and registration.

The Rocky Mountain Woodturners are happy to announce our annual woodturning symposium to be held on September 18, 19 and 20, 2015. It will once again be at The Ranch/Larimer County Fairgrounds, Loveland, Colorado. Since space is limited, this is a courtesy email to past attendees to give you the first opportunity to register before the general public mailing goes out on May 11th.

Check in starts on Friday, September 18th, from 1 until 5:30 PM. The first rotation will be on Friday at 3:30. Meet and greet the demonstrators on Friday, 6-8 PM, at the Loveland Woodcraft store. There will be over 42 excellent demonstrations during the weekend from demonstrators, vendors and hands on turning. Featured demonstrators include Glenn Lucas, David Ellsworth, Betty Scarpino, Janice Levi, Steve Sinner, Sam Angelo, Vince Wilson, Al Mirman, Michael Roper, Doug Schneiter and Ron Day. Also included are a large trade show, instant gallery, banquet, and live auction Saturday evening conducted by a professional auctioneer. A lunch package is also available. Please check the website for up-to-date information.

Registration is now open, with a discount if postmarked by August 15th. Don’t wait space is limited, general public mailing will go out May 11, 2015. We hope you can join us. It is a great opportunity to meet fellow Woodturners in a relaxing environment while you learn the latest techniques from some of the best Woodturners in the field. Visit the website for more details and instructions regarding registration. It will be continually updated as details are finalized.

Rocky Mountain Woodturning Symposium

September 18, 19 and 20, 2015

The Ranch/Larimer County Fairgrounds

Loveland, Colorado
Rmwoodturningsymposium.com

Derek’s comments on the April Meeting

The Enchanted Woodturners had our first meeting at Santa Fe High School last night, and it was a great success. The woodworking shop is large and provides a good space for presentations. They have lathes and other equipment in place, which lessens setup time. Thanks to Dana Richards and SFHS for hosting us!

John Ellis presented an excellent demonstration on turning platters. He showed us half a dozen or more exquisite platters in varying styles, that he has turned over the years, and commented about the salient features in making them. He then took us through the process of turning a platter, starting with a bandsawn disk. John showed us how he attaches the workpiece, via double-stick tape, to another disk, made from MDF, to begin the shaping process on the lathe. He then trued the face, the rim, and cut the mortise/recess for remounting the workpiece in a scroll chuck in expansion mode.

Part of John’s focus was on the use of high vanadium content scrapers to produce a finish that requires very little sanding. John demonstrated several scrapers containing the V10 steel alloy, made by Doug Thompson. The scrapers had profiles similar to curved skews, with double-sided bevels, and roughly a 45 degree included sharpness angle. John showed how he creates a burr at the grinding wheel, turning the tool into a very fine negative-rake scraper. With a light touch, the finish quality is superb. John pointed out that the burr lasts a very short time, but once the grinder is properly set, the burr can be renewed in seconds. The burr makes this a temporarily single-sided tool; it can be reground on the opposite side, in order to reverse the burr, and allow the tool’s curve to match other parts of the desired profile. John said that while this technique can be used on other steel alloys, the burr on the high vanadium tools lasts much longer.

John took us through all the steps in making a platter, up to the moment when he would have begun finish sanding. For me, it was a very well-organized and clear presentation, filled with valuable information, and presented with great wit. Thanks, John.

The show and tell was less well populated than last month, but included intriguing examples of “the good and the bad”, as our president had requested, often on the same piece. Thanks to everyone who showed and explained their interesting works. Eric showed a beautiful large pine bowl, with striking blue stain coloring, which led to a discussion of where this color comes from. I’ve done some research today, and I’d like to pass along what I learned. Blue stain is caused by a fungus, listed in Wikipedia as Grosmannia clavigera, although other sites list other fungi names. It affects many types of pine and related trees, especially lodgepole and ponderosa, in this area. The fungus is carried by a beetle, but it can infect cut wood as it is drying, independent of the beetle. Several Virginia sawyers said that it is an issue in all pine cut during the summer months, in their area. Unlike some wood fungi, blue stain doesn’t decrease the strength of the wood. Several sites said that their are no specific health risks associated with blue stain fungus. However, one site said that individual people may be, or become, allergic to the spores of this fungus. The fungus becomes inactive below 19% moisture content, but the spores will remain in the wood. If the wood is sealed, it is unlikely that anyone using the turning would face significant spore exposure. Some people try to promote the growth of blue stain by storing damp wood in piles with some blue stained pieces, for a few months. All this is Internet research, so keep the quality and reliability of that source in mind.

The club voted to continue meeting at SFHS indefinitely. We also approved a letterhead design, incorporating our logo and that of AAW. Kathy Knorr created the design.

Next month, Taz Bramlette will present his hollowing system. He has been developing his ideas for more than a year, and has patented some of his improvements and innovations. I look forward to seeing his state of the art tool. I also hope to see additional works from all members, for the show and tell.
For the program committee,

Derek

Estate Tool Sale – 3-28-15 – 10AM

A member of Albuquerque Woodworkers Association, Tom Oravitz, passed away last year and his wife Marlene is holding a tool sale next Saturday, March 28, at her home in Placitas.

March 28 Location: Home of the Oravitz family
2 Vista Montana Loop, Placitas (near I-25 exit)
Information: Call Tracy Murray 505-515-1991
  In addition to the items listed, Tom had a Jet lathe and turning tools, which will also be on sale.
The sale will begin at 8:30 for AWA and NMWT members only, then open to the general public at 10 AM.
For any questions, please call Tracy Murray, who is coordinating the sale for AWA.  505-515-1991
Tool Sale

• 8:30am – 10 am restricted sale for AWA and NMTA members only: no early sales.
• 10:00 am – 4:00 pm for general public; no early sales.
List of larger items:
• Powermatic 6” jointer Model 53 $275
• Powermatic 10” contractor saw (Artisan’s saw) Model 63 $275
• Delta 14” variable speed lathe Model 46-715 $300
• Delta Air Cleaner Model 50-875 $175
• Delta 14” band saw Model 28-984 $175
• Delta 1” belt and 8” disc sander $45
• Dewalt 12 1/2” planer Model DW733 $125
• PerformaX drum sander 10-20 Plus (identical to a Jet drum sander model 10-20-Plus) $300
• Rockler router table with router $100
• Grizzly 1 ½ HP heavy duty shaper Model G1035 $250
• Grizzly belt/disc combo sander Model G1014Z $150
• Craftsman 20” variable speed scroll saw Model 113.236400 $40
• Craftsman 4 HP 25 gallon air compressor $250
• Woodtek Dust Collector $150
• Woodtex mortiser $45
• Pro-Tech compound miter saw construction series with stand Model CS7212 $125
• Central Machinery 16 speed floor drill press Model 43389 $130
• Central Machinery wet/dry grinder Model 35098 $20
• Harbor Freight bench grinder $15
• Reliant wet/dry grinder/sharpener Model DD68 $ 25
• Workbench 6′ by 20” with two vises $100
Miscellaneous items:
• 2 large craftsman tool chests $50 each
• 3 shop vacs of differing sizes (large to small) $40; $20; $10
• several Incra devises
• 2 workmates $25 each
• shop lamps $5 each
• clamps
• hand tools
• a significant variety of woods
Other items too numerous to list.

Safety – February 2015, Bob Seigel

Thanks to Bob Seigel we watched, and viewed many safety tips and improvement tips for  our own turning safety!

Woodturning Safety  PDF

Woodturning Safety PowerPoint

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Oregon Symposium – March 6-8 2015

Oregon Woodturning Symposium
March 6-8, 2015 in Albany, Oregon
http://www.oregonwoodturningsymposium.com

The AAW invites you to join us and share in this informative weekend.  With over 40+ live demonstrations to attend, you will have the opportunity to see Mike Mahoney, Jimmy Clewes, Trent Bosch, Kirk De Heer and several other nationally and regionally recognized woodturners cover a wide range of turning topics.  A Penturners Gathering, featuring Don Ward, will be held Friday night.

Advanced registration is only $225 for the full weekend of demos and includes Penturners Gathering, vendor showcase, instant gallery, banquet and live auction.   Accessing the website – http://www.oregonwoodturningsymposium.com provides additional information and instructions for registering either online or by mail – directly from your browser.   For detailed information regarding the range of topics, hotel accommodations, vendor showcase, spousal program and more, please see our website.

January 2015 – meeting notes

Al Mirman gave a wonderful demonstration of the Trent Bosh hollowing system.  He also informed us of several of the unique and helpful tools and accessories he has discovered over the years!

Our 2015 budget was approved.  Here are gallery and demonstration photos!

Santa Fe High School – Club Project 2015

Several members, Dave, Allan and Cleve in particular have really been busy for about a month.  They have firmed up a project with the Santa Fe High School.  The wood workshop has several lathes, tools, and accessories.  These TEW members have gotten together with the teacher (Dana R.) and the principal to work out a plan for community support of the project.

Here are a few pics taken during the first day of demonstrations at the school.  In two 90 minute class periods over 50 students really enjoyed seeing spindle and bowl turning.  And in one case, bowl flying!

SFHS-TEW 1-2015 3  SFHS-TEW 1-2015 5    SFHS-TEW 1-2015 DAVE AND CLEVE  SFHS-TEW 1-2015 2

Vic Myers demonstration for the NMWT

Way to go Vic!  Thanks for the great demo and all the information!

vic demo jan 2015

2015 January 12 – Meeting Announcement

Monday- 6PM- Jan 12, 2014   Enchanted Woodturners Meeting

Nancy Rodriguez Community Center

 Al Mirman will show how to make, from scratch start to finish, a hollow vessel using the Trent Bosch Visualizer system.  Watch the video | http://trentbosch.com/introducing-the-trent-bosch-visualizer/ 

What’s different about Trent’s Visualizer?  On a TV screen you can and will see exactly where the cutting tool is inside the vessel, which gives you absolute precision wall thicknesses. (You can use a computer screen at home if you don’t have a TV).
Scratch start to finish means: 1.  how to prepare the blank for hollowing;  2.  hollowing the vessel using the Trent’s stabilizing system ( i.e. a contraption like Lyle Jamieson’s or anyone else’s, except this is Trent’s contraption)   3.  post hollowing finishing.

This will be a fabulous demonstration!

The Nancy Rodriguez Community Center, 1 Prairie Dog Loop.

The meeting will start promptly at 6PM with a buffet and open bar, so be on time!

David

P.S.  Come and cheer for the longevity of your new officers, you may be nominated to fill a vacancy.

Santa Fe High -Photos of the Classroom

Thanks to Dave Wahl for the Photos.  Looks as though Alan is a Student!

Santa Fe High – Turning Project | Call for Volunteers! 12-2014

Happy Holidays to allsf high banner

I hope you had a chance to view the pictures that David sent out of the Santa Fe High School woodworking facilities.  These are also posted on our website, sfturners.org along with ideas of how we find donors for student wood. 

The school system has spent a lot of money to provide some new equipment, including two new Woodtek lathes,  so there is no shortage of the proper tools or machinery. There is a lot of potential there and we hope to explore that opportunity.

 We start the first week in January with a demonstration by Dave, Kathy Knorr (there are young ladies in the class and we wanted to let them know they can be part of this effort), and myself. After that we will hopefully have one person at the school for each of 8 time periods (5 mornings plus 3 afternoons) to be a mentor and safety observer as well as instructing on safe use of the lathes. I will get the exact schedules in January when the school returns from holiday recess.

 Attached is the volunteer required paperwork.   Volunteer Package  Anyone who wants to participate in this project will have to complete a volunteer package (including fingerprinting and background checks) and be approved as a School Volunteer. I’ve attached the information on the volunteer application. The process is simple and you can get the fingerprinting done at a UPS store. This procedure provides liability coverage for us when we are at the school participating as a school volunteer. 

 In filling out the “INTERESTS” section of the forms, Grade level of interest = High School,

School requesting = Santa Fe High School ASE

Specific Program = Sustainable Design Construction

 If you can spare a half a day a week, we can make this program a huge success. Once you meet these kids you will see why David and I are so excited about the program. While they may have lost some interest in academics, they are interested in working and learning to work.

 This program will give them a sense of accomplishment that may be lacking from their current classroom endeavors.

Another aspect of this program is that we may be able to use the facilities for our club. There is a lot to be worked out on this piece of the puzzle but when it was mentioned to the Principal by the class instructor, there were no objections. Much more will have to be done but it does exist as a possibility.

Hope you will consider this. Please let me know if you are interested.

Alan

 

Santa Fe High – Turning Project – Wood Donations! 12-2014

Dave Wahl is creating some therapy boards for a Bruce Mazur patient:

Chris & Cai Clow

1413ACaminoSierrra Vista 87505  505-690-3053

They run a Tree Service, dealing mostly with fruit trees, (removal pruning shaping planting training bracing, mulching and fertilization).

They will give us wood for the students, but is usually small diameter, but sometimes large Cherry.

Some other wood sources beside Robert Coates, check out the photos of their site, it looks like a lot of “cut offs” from large vigas we could get.

 

http://nortonhillwoodco.com/id7.html

http://www.spottedowltimber.com/contact.html

 http://www.hansenlumber.com/

AAW Outreach – what are they up to?

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Sales! November 2014 NMWT Member Tool & Wood Sales

Below is a PDF document describing two separate sales by NMWT members.  They are both on the same PDF with photos:

Dan Shipman, a former President and long-time member is generously donating the proceeds from a Grizzly 2 HP Dust Collector and a Ryobi 10″ Table Saw.  The Dust Collector includes all related pipes, fittings, etc.
Larry Anderson, a former Newsletter Editor, has a very large collection of wood blanks and some flat stock.  Many species are included, and his inventory of pen blanks alone runs in excess of 1000.  The attached document lists prices for the pen blanks, and description of the other items.  Larry needs to make room for a large project in his barn.
Neither of these sales are scheduled, so consider them both “first come” availability.  Please contact Dan or Larry directly, and I’ve provided phone and email contact information for both in the attachment.  Please do not respond directly the website or the email you received regarding sale details.

Shipman and Anderson Sales 11-20-2014

WEEMS Art Fest – Albuquerque EXPO NM Fairgrounds

Visit the ArtFest!  November 14 – 15 and 16 2014 for this exceptional art event!  Turners from the NMWT club will be displaying their works!

http://weemsinternationalartfest.org/index.html

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WEEMS Art Fest
Albuquerque EXPO NM Fairgrounds

November 2014 meeting information

The November 2014  meeting will feature guest turner Michael Mocho. Michael has been a full-time craftsman since 1976 with extensive experience in furniture design, woodturning, architectural millwork, pattern making, and stringed musical instruments. He operates a small shop in Albuquerque producing commissioned furniture, contract woodturning, and decorative containers for the gift market. He is an acclaimed and enthusiastic instructor at many venues including international symposiums and more than 50 AAW chapters.  I have witnessed many of Michael’s demonstrations and can tell you that you will definitely learn something and walk away smiling. His demonstrations are fun!

We will hold a short business meeting prior to the demonstration for the election of officers.

There will not be an Instant Gallery this month so as to maximize the time available for the demonstration

One Way Sale – Lathe Tools and Parts…10-2014

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MOST OTHER ONEWAY PRODUCT AT THIS DISCOUNT EXCEPT LATHES. WILL PROVIDE QUOTE UPON REQUEST!!!!!

CONTACT– C.A. SAVOY cadjsavoy@cox.net

CA-ONEWAY SALES
PART #       DESCRIPTION    LIST PRICE
2985  TALON CHUCK W/ADAPTOR $231.95
2986  TALON B/O W/ADAPTOR 167.95
2137  STRONGHOLD W/ADAPTOR 286.95
3042  STRONGHOLD B/O W/ADAPTOR 214.95
3016  TALON SPIGOT JAWS PP 40.95
3239  TALON SPIGOT JAWS SMOOTH 40.95
2157  TALON#2 JAWS PP 41.95
2573  TALON #2 JAWS SMOOTH 36.95
3015  TALON #3 JAWS PP 49.95
3238  TALON #3 JAWS SMOOTH 43.95
3658  TALON #2 TOWER JAWS PP 52.95
3661 TALON #2 TOWER JAWS SERRATED 47.95
3660  TALON #3 TOWER JAWS SERRATED 54.95
3659  TALON #3 TOWER JAWS PP 60.95
2967  TALON MINI JUMBO JAWS 93.95
2047  TALON JUMBO JAWS 103.95
2104  SH SPIGOT JAWS PP 48.95
3235  SH SPIGOT JAWS SMOOTH 48.95
2103  SH #2 JAWS PP 49.95
2948  SH #2 JAWS SMOOTH 43.95
2106  SH #3 JAWS PP 54.95
3236  SH#3 JAWS SMOOTH 49.95
3222  SH #4 JAWS PP 58.95
3221  SH #4 JAWS SMOOTH 54.95
3777  SH #5 JAWS ALUMINUM 59.95
3779  SH #6 JAWS ALUMINUM 64.95
3599  SH #2  TOWER JAWS SERRATED 54.95
3602  SH #2 TOWER JAWS PP 60.95
3600  SH #3 TOWER JAWS SERRATED 60.95
3603  SH #3 TOWER JAWS PP 65.95
2966  SH MINI JAWS 93.95
2136  SH JUMBO JAWS 103.95
2159 SH MEGA JAWS 126.95
2480 VARI-GRIND 52.95
3900 VARI GRIND #2 (WITHOUT BASE) 74.95
2292 WOLVERINE DRESSING ATTCHMT. 65.95
2291 WOLVERINE GRINDING JIG 87.95
3945 MINI PLATFORM ASSMBLY 29.95
2944 3/8″ MASTER CUT BOWL GOUGE SE 60.95
3056 3/8″ MASTER CUT BOWL GOUGE DE 82.95
2737 1/2″ MASTER CUT BOWL GOUGE SE 68.95
3057 1/2″ MASTER CUT BOWL GOUGE DE 96.95
2308 5/8″ MASTER CUT BOWL GOUGE SE 87.95
3058 5/8″ MASTER CUT BOWL GOUGE DE 120.95
2288 1/2″ MASTER CUT SPDLE GOUGE SE 54.95
3055 1/2″ MASTER CUT SPDLE GOUGE DE 76.95
2303 12″ SHORT TOOL HANDLE 49.95
2302 17 1/2″ LONG TOOL HANDLE 57.95
2064  #2 MT LIVE CENTER 120.95
2593 #2 MT SAFE DRIVE 41.95
** 25% DISCOUNT PLUS SHIPPING

            

 

Ralph Watts and the AAW Journal

Ralph was interviewed and quoted in the most recent AAW Journal, the back page!  Congratulate Ralph when you see him!  Here is a copy of his recognition:

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2014 Sept – Lathe Tool Sharpening Basics – John Ellis!

Thanks to John for sharing this document!  It will be permanently archived on our Resources page – as this post will move to archive.

Lathe Tool Sharpening Basics9-14 web Read more…

Sept 2014 Mtg TUES Sept 9!!

The September meeting of TEW will take place on TUESDAY, Sept. 9th  (please note the change of day just for the month of September).  The meeting will start at 6:00 PM at the Nancy Rodriguez Community Center.

This month’s presentation will cover sharpening. Several members will demonstrate their preferential method of sharpening and explain why they chose that method.  To show a wide range of options, we will have available a belt sander sharpening system inspired by an AAW American Woodturner article, our club’s medium-speed grinder, a slow-speed Tormek sharpening system, CBN wheels, and mineral crystal abrasive wheels.  If you have any tool that you are having difficulty achieving a sharp edge on, bring it with you and we will assist you in achieving an optimum degree of sharpness.

Per the chapter By Laws, we will be putting together a nominating committee to help select next years officers.  Please be prepared to assist in the nominating process and make your desires known to the committee as to which position you would like to hold. The club is dependent on the members to run and organize our club activities and we need people to step up and accept these duties. I can assure you that any efforts you put forth will be rewarding and educational.
   There is still time to sign up for the NM State Fair either as a demonstrator or exhibitor. Contact Bill Mantelli of the NMWT at 298 2603 for more information.
    The Club has been officially recognized by the IRS as a non profit organization. This will open many opportunities to the club not the least of which is acceptance of charitable donations. Please keep this in mind in your year end financial planning actions. This will be discussed more at the meting.
      Don’t forget to bring your latest and greatest for the Instant Gallery.

Keep on Turning,
Alan

Rocky Mountain Woodturning Symposium – September 12-14, 2014

Rocky Mountain Woodturning Symposium The Ranch/Larimer County Fairgrounds Loveland, Colorado
Reminder that 2014 registration discount deadline is fast approaching (August 15th). 
If you arrive early on Friday there is a free demonstration, segmented pens and small turnings, at the Woodcraft store near the Larimer County Event Center by Mark Gisi (9:00 to 11:30).
The Rocky Mountain Woodturners are happy to announce our annual woodturning symposium to be held on September 12th, 13th and 14th, 2014.  It will once again be at The Ranch/Larimer County Fairgrounds, Loveland, Colorado.  
This year early sign in on Friday, September 12th, starts at 1:30 until 5:30 PM. The first rotation begins on Friday at 3:30. Meet and greet the demonstrators on Friday, 6-8 PM, at the Loveland Woodcraft store.  There will be a total of 42 excellent demonstrations during Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Featured demonstrators include David Ellsworth, Kip Christensen, Kirk Deheer, Jason Schneider, Michael Blankenship, Rick Orr, John Giem, Dale Bonertz, Allen Jensen, David Nittmann and Rudolph Lopez.  Also included are a large trade show, instant gallery, banquet, and live auction Saturday evening conducted by a professional auctioneer.  A lunch package is also available.  Please check the website for up-to-date information, rmwoodturningsymposium.com.
Registration is now open, with a discount if postmarked by August 15th. Online registration is now open.  We hope you can join us and support this learning event.  It is a great opportunity to meet fellow woodturners in a relaxing environment while you learn the latest techniques from some of the best woodturners in the field.  Visit the website for more details and instructions regarding registration.  It will be continually updated as details are finalized.

Join Us at the State Fair? September 10-21, 2014

Let’s all pitch in and increase our good deeds count! Turning at the State Fair for a shift gives you that Good Deeds Count!  The  sign up for turning and videos is in the email your received from John.

NMWT has taken on the role of organizing the Woodturning area, and the State Fair Coordinator is Jim Breeden.  Jim can be reached at jfbreeden@comcast.net or by phone at 505 352-0159.  He is in charge of scheduling all volunteers, in addition to many other duties.

Also you may submit pieces for judging! AND of course — Be at and enjoy the Fair! I hope some of you availed yourselves of the opportunity to enter your work into the Santa Fe County Fair. If you missed that chance or want to continue to explore the opportunities to display your work, the NM State Fair is coming up September 10-21.

Entries can be turned in Friday and Saturday, September 5-6 at the Expo Fairgrounds.

In addition to displaying your work, in conjunction with theNMWT, the NM State Fair offers the chance to demonstrate the art and fun of woodturning. If you have never demonstrated before, this is a can’t miss opportunity. People love to see even the simplest things.  Watching the demonstrator just take a square piece to round even draws “wow” comments.

Most people have never seen woodturning and it’s fun and rewarding.

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July 14, 2014 Meeting Information

The July meeting of TEW will take place on Monday, July 14th commencing at 6:00 PM at the Nancy Rodriguez Community Center, 1 Prairie Dog Loop, Santa Fe, NM 87507.

The program for this month will be a demonstration of various hollowing tools presented by Ralph Watts. This is a perfect follow-up to last month’s meeting where Lyle Jamieson showed us how to hollow a vessel using his designed tools. Ralph will show us some of the other tools available so that if you are interested in venturing into the world of hollow forms, you can have a choice of tools and techniques.

We are trying to look ahead and set up demonstrations for the rest of this year as well as projections for next year. In this regard we are looking for members  to give demonstrations on any area of interest to club members.  If you have never given a demo or feel that you may not have anything to offer, you should relook at your potential and realize that every demonstrator started as a beginner.  If you are a turner and have turned even just one project then you can relay what it is you have learned. You will be amazed how much you get out of preparing for and giving a demonstration. That is how we share information and experiences which benefits all.

Please read the following excerpt from an article Dave Wahl wrote for the AAW Journal in 1999

Many things make our AAW family of woodturners special, but our direct sharing, volunteering and giving is really what makes us unique and sets us apart from other groups. We all recognize and appreciate that our professional and studio turners give their time and share their skills, techniques and ideas to inspire us and help us become better turners … and it has been through their giving and sharing that the AAW has grown. But all of us, including the novice, beginner, inter- mediate and hobbyist turner, have something to give and to share which will also help our own woodturning community improve their skills and help the public enjoy and appreciate turned objects.
Although many of our beginning and hobbyist turners share their knowledge and enthusiasm, we need more of them to do so. and there are numerous ways to do this.
For example, if you are a beginner or hobbyist who likes to turn some- thing like a small bowl or ornament, and even if you are only fairly good at it, then you are an ideal person to volunteer demonstrating this at your chapter meeting or to another group. To prepare for a demonstration, you need to analyze methodically the steps you almost unthinkingly go through to make your project, and you need to verbally explain to yourself what you are doing so you can explain it later for the group. You need to think about the safest, simplest, easiest, and fastest way to make your project. Through this process and your demonstration, you grow and improve, and more significantly, the group becomes better through the demonstration you give.
There are many opportunities for woodturners at all levels to give by sharing their knowledge and skill, not only to help someone else become a better turner, but to help a non-turner better understand and so appreciate how wonderful wood-turned objects really are. The faces of grade school and high school students light up with
amazement and excitement when they see a hobbyist demonstrate at their school. To these children you are a professional who has given them inspiration and opened their minds to a new and wonderful craft and art. You have given them something that they don’t normally or usually get in school. Your giving makes a difference.
You don’t have to be a professional turner to demonstrate in shopping malls, public buildings, galleries or craft shows. Showing and informing the general public about the art and craft of woodturning is a gift which even the beginning or intermediate turner can give. If you will show them, then the public will enjoy and appreciate your turned toys, useful objects and finely crafted forms. You are planting the seeds for them to eventually buy and collect all types of turned objects.

I hope you will consider these thoughts and be prepared to offer to give us a demonstration in the future.

 
 

Rocky Mountain Woodturning Symposium 9-2014

Rocky Mountain Woodturning Symposium

Information and Registration link (click to go to symposium site):

rmwoodturningsymposium.com

September Friday 12th, Saturday 13th & Sunday September 14th, 2014

The Ranch/Larimer County Fairgrounds Loveland, Colorado

2014 Featured Presenters: (click on a name to see details)

rmwoodturningsymposium.com

2014 June Meeting – Info from Alan Becker

The June meeting of TEW will take [place on Monday, June 9th commencing at 6:00PM at the Nancy Rodriguez Community Center.

Our demonstrator this month will be Lyle Jamieson. Lyle’s turned sculptures adorn the shelves and display cases of museums, patrons, and institutions around the world. Lyle is the President of Northwest Michigan Woodturners, and a member of Northwestern Michigan Artists and Craftsmen, Traverse Area Arts Council, Wood Turning Center, American Association of Woodturners, and Collectors of Wood Art. Lyle is also accomplished teacher of woodturning technique. He has been a demonstrator at the AAW national and local chapter symposiums since 1996. He is a frequent instructor at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Provo Symposium, Appalachian Center for Crafts and Brookfield Turning Center. Additionally, Lyle is an Extended Education instructor in Woodturning at Northwestern Michigan College and does workshops and demonstrations for beginning and advanced students in his Traverse City studio. Lyle’s trademark is hollow forms. He is the inventor/creator of the Jamieson Hollow Form Turning System for safer, in-control hollowing, that is fun, too. Visit Lyle’s website at www.lylejamieson.com.

Since we have a guest demonstrator and want to maximize his available time, there will not be a Instant Gallery this month.

 We will conduct the raffle.

 This is a can’t miss opportunity to see a world class demonstrator at our chapter meeting. Hope to see you all there.

NEWS: Wife of NMWT Irling Smith passed away last week.

Visit the NMWT website for information on any services and requests made for Irling.
 
   
To All NMWT Members:
 
Mitzi Smith, wife of our long-term member Irling Smith, passed away last week.  At this time we do not have any details regarding a service, but will keep you posted

June 2014 NMWT Newsletter

Click the link to enjoy our Abq friends newsletter for June

newsletter – abq june 2014

AAW’s 2014 live auction items are now online! May 27, 2014

You asked to be notified when AAW’s live auction items were online.

We are pleased to announce that the AAW’s 2014 live auction items are now online at http://auction2014.woodturner.org/

LIVE AUCTIONS: Live auctions will take place at the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) Annual Symposium held at the Phoenix Convention Center located at 100 North Third Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 as follows –  POP Ceremony Live Auction: Saturday, June 14 at 3:15 p.m. and EOG Live Auction: Friday, June 13 from 7:30 p.m.

ONLINE AUCTIONS: Regardless of whether you’re able to join us for the live auctions in Phoenix, you’ll have a chance to buy that beautiful bowl, platter or sculpture from your desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone through our online auctions. Registering for the online auction is easy, and you can preview or start bidding on pieces now at  http://auction2014.woodturner.org/  You can bid online during the live auctions, or place an absentee bid in advance.

SPREAD THE WORD: If you know others who appreciate art, please invite them to our auction website http://auction2014.woodturner.org/. Everyone is welcome to participate in the AAW online auctions.

BID HIGH, BID OFTEN! Auction proceeds help support the AAW’s grant, outreach and educational programs.

Wrap up Pictures from the Santa Fe Library Exhibit

 

 

Many thanks to all of the Club members who contributed their turnings for this  month long exhibit.  We got great comments and interest from visitors.

For those who could not make it in to see, here is a photo of how great we looked!

 

 

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TOOL SALE May 31 and June 1 2014…….. member retiring – Full Shop!

The sale will be on Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1, from 9 AM to 4 PM, at his home in Bernalillo.  Appointments in advance of the May 31 sale may be made with John only for major equipment items, not for a preview of the entire sale.
Shop equipment, + furniture, clamps, chucks,  hollowing systems …….  read on!   Address and driving information is included.

Sale of Woodshop Tools and Equipment
(click this link to view and/or download – adobe acrobat file)

Here is a sample from the Turning List:
 Tools:

  • – Scraper, 1/2”, round-nose, 1/2” thick (Crown) – $35
  • – Gouge, 3/8”, “Skewchy”, 15-1/2” OAL (Crown) – $20
  • – Scraper, 3/4”, round-nose, 3/16” thick (Crown Pro-PM) – $31
  • – Parting Tool, diamond, 7/32”, (Crown Pro-PM) – $35
  • – Scraper, Heavy-Duty, round-nose, right-hand,
  • 1-1/2” x 5/16” thick, 24” OAL, (WWS/Crown) – $55
  • – Bead Tool, ¼”, (WWS/Crown) – $22.50

Read more…

Lyle Jamieson – Host needed – June 8 2014

Lyle Jamieson has agreed to conduct a demo at our chapter meeting on June 9th. Lyle and his wife are stopping in Santa Fe on their way to the Phoenix Symposium where Lyle will have a booth in the vendor area and will be demonstrating his tools and techniques. His plan is to leave for Phoenix on Thursday morning.

Due to prior commitments,Alan will be leaving town on Tuesday morning and will not be able to host them the entire visit.

Lyle has offered if there is another host that would like for him to spend some shop time with them that would be a win-win. This would be an opportunity to get some first class instruction from a world class instructor right in your own shop. It would mean hosting Lyle and his wife Dori until Thursday morning.

Lyle’s website is www.lylejamieson.com

If you are interested, please let me know.

Thanx,
Alan

Santa Fe Main Library Wood Turning Exhibit – April 2014

What a great turnout of member art!  Thanks all!  It was a great success and we had a number of inquiries about turning, the process and the learning!

Pictures to be posted soon.

Santa Fe Main Public Library Exhibit – April 2014

What a great turnout of member art!  Thanks all!  It was a great success and we had a number of inquiries about turning, the process and the learning!  

Pictures to be posted soon.

2014 PHOENIX update from Alan…..

From the email you received the AAW is offering a free paid symposium registration to all chapters that meet a target attendance level. In order to qualify, we need to know how many members have already registered for the symposium. To qualify, I will need to know if you have registered (or intend to register by May 15th). Please respond to me if you have (or will ) register.

 
On  separate note, I have been approached by a couple of members interested in car pooling to the symposium. When you reply to the above, if you would also please let me know if you are interested in a car pool arrangement. Once I get that information, I will let those people know and you can get together and decide on the particulars of the arrangements.

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