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AAW Membership DEAL$


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

SFTurners in 2015

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

Click here to see the complete report.

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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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.

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.

International Wood Culture Society (IWCS)

A new resource and inspiration video for all of us!  With the 15,000 members worldwide, American Association of Woodturners (AAW) was founded in 1986 in the United States as the largest international wood lathe education system.

In June 2013, IWCS crews came to Tampa to participate their annual event. The program of this exhibition was quite diversified. It was held in an aim of education instead of commercial purposes.

Here is the link to the IWCS Facebook:

Or watch this on IWCS website:

In over 100 classrooms at the venue, wood turners from around the world were invited to share their experience. We also saw many blind and wheelchair wood turners sharing their experiences of woodturning heartily. One of major features of AAW is that regardless of gender, age as well as innate inabilities, everyone has the chance to be an excellent wood turner.

Their energy and spirit touch the heart of men from the eastern culture, which usually let people reserve the skill only for their own. In AAW, no men is selfish, everyone brings out their best. We were not only impressed by their astonishing artworks but deeply moved by the ambiance of all for one, one for all.

Very Sincerely,

The film crew and reporter
International Wood Culture Society

March 21-22 2014 Tool Sale — Abq home of John McCarthy

John McCarthy (former AWA member) Tool Sale

 Date: March 21 and 22 (Friday and Saturday)

Time: Friday 3-7pm; Saturday 9am-4pm

Terms: CASH! All prices are negotiable. ALL ITEMS MUST GO!

Location: 10500 Pamplona NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114

 From Cottonwood Mall; go West on Ellison (which becomes McMahon); continue past Unser; continue past the top of the hill; continue through an arroyo; turn left on Kayenta; turn left on Rio Segura (second street); continue down the hill to Pamplona (third street). The McCarthy home is on the NE corner of the intersection of Rio Segura and Pamplona.

Partial Inventory of Items for Sale (Sale price)

Jointer: new $920 ($475)

Jet (Model JJ-6CSX) 6″ with new set of knives

Planer: new $650; reconditioned $500 ($325)

DeWalt (Model DW735) 13″ with stand (new $100)

Dust Collector (single stage): new $520. ($260)

Delta (Model 50-850) 1 1/2hp

Mortiser: new $340. ($170)

Woodtek 1/2hp

Scroll Saw: eBay buy it now $149. ($125)

Delta (Model 40-540) 16″ (Model discontinued soon after release; poor reviews)

Combination Sander Belt (6″x36″) Disk (9″): estimated new $240 ($120)

Delta  Combination Sander Belt (1″) Disk (8″): MSRP $200 (not available); ($50)

Delta SA 180

Dovetail Jig: new $150 ($85)

Porter Cable (Model 4112) with two additional attachments

Brad Nailer: new $125. ($60)


Flex Grinder: eBay buy it now $60 ($50)

Flex Brand

Profile Sander: eBay buy it now $40. ($35)

Porter Cable (Model 444)

Trim Plunge Router: new $100. ($50)

Trend (Model T4)

Compound Miter Saw: factory reconditioned $100 ($100)

Craftsman (Model 113. ) 10″ with portable stand (new $100)

Air Filtration System: new $380 ($75)

JDS 1/3hp; Switches broken; parts are available.

Lathe 36″ (old but runs well) ($75)

Delta bench top with nice shop built stand with gouges

Items difficult to value:

• 2 7″ wood bench vices (one Woodtek one old and unknown brand)

• 2 wooden marking gauges (quite attractive)

• Tenoning jig for table saw (old)

• Craftsman jointer 4″ (old)

• Rigid 1/2″ drill with batteries; charger does not work

• Craftsman sabre saw

• Skill saw 7 1/4″

• Wagner Spray paint system

• Badger Air Brush system

• Old Stanley Hand Planes

• miscellaneous hand power tools

• miscellaneous hand tools

Some older tools may be of interest to collectors.

Santa Fe TEW Library Exhibit – April 2014

During April we have the opportunity to showcase turner’s work and provide pricing and contact information for the public viewing.  The space, as viewed in the photos is flexible height shelves about 12″ deep.  If you want to display platters, pens, carvings, etc, probably good to have a Plate Holder or Pen Case.  Your option!  Just include in your packing box.

Any marketing materials, business cards, flyers, brochures or post card type information may be left on the contact table.  Bring a supply, and it will be refreshed to have at least 5 of your materials on the table at all times.

Package your item in a cardboard box, with your name clearly printed on the outside.  Inside include a note card with your name, piece name, price and contact phone or email.

Each piece will be photographed with your contact card – and printed as a contact sheet for the table.

Pieces will be returned in the May meeting, or as otherwise agreed.

Clewes Demonstration – Meeting Albuquerque Chapter

With a full house and a happy crowd, Jimmy Clewes arrived to kick off a 4 day stay in Albuquerque.  Saturday March 1 was a demo day for the club and the Santa Fe chapter was invited.

Sunday-Tuesday was a series of classes offered to the Albq club members.  The waiting list was long, and we hope to hear from the attendees!


SF Library Public Display – Bring your submittal to the March Meeting!

Santa Fe Library Wood Turner’s Display

Bring your pieces to the March meeting, or to the library on the date we begin our exhibit.  Pieces should be solidly packaged in a cardboard box with your name and phone number written on the box.  The Club is not responsible for damages or lost items.

Please contact KathyKnorrSF@gmail.com for additional information.  The exhibit dates will be published here soon.

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Meeting Notice from November 12, 2013

grinder 11-2013 benefits

At last night’s TEW meeting, we agreed to upgrade our grinding station wheels to the CBN wheels. The offer from KJR is $249.95 plus shipping for the two wheel set. That is approximately $50 more for two wheels than other vendors are selling just one wheel and is a tremendous savings. If you are interested in purchasing these CBN and would like to participate in the club purchase, please let me know by the end of next week (Friday, Nov. 22nd). I will consolidate the orders and let you know of the payment schedule.


Project Studio at the SFCC

Many members have gone through the gambit of Al Mirman’s courses offered at the Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) to learn from basic to advanced to open project courses.

On October 20, 2013, we caught up with 2 veteran turners — here is what they were creating!


Register for J. Paul Fennel Workshops!

Register for the  J. Paul Fennell Club Workshops!!

Nancy Rodriguez Community Center – Santa Fe, New Mexico

Workshop 2

Thursday, October 10, 2013


Due at the September 10th Meeting


Register:    enchantedturners@gmail.com

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