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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





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

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:

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


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


Liz Rees



Shelby House

220 Shelby Street

Santa Fe, NM 87501

T: 505-216-0836




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