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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



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

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

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
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
Rotation Schedule

2016 January Meeting

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

Making Beautiful Mechanical Pens and… 

tew alan car

  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,


SFTurners in 2015

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

Click here to see the complete report.

New Turning Room for Atlanta


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


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,



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

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:

aaw app

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:

aaw highlights

AAW December 2015 Calendar

Keep Up to Date with AAW Activities!

aaw dec 2015 calendar

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


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







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

wit logo

Here is some of what we do!

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!


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

2015 Rocky Mountain Woodturning Symposium web address is


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! 

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?”


Visit the AAW website and take time to enjoy the gallery pages!

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


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

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,


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

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

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.



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.





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!


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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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CONTACT– C.A. SAVOY cadjsavoy@cox.net

2986  TALON B/O W/ADAPTOR 167.95
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
3659  TALON #3 TOWER JAWS PP 60.95
2047  TALON JUMBO JAWS 103.95
2104  SH SPIGOT JAWS PP 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
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
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
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



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:


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,

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.


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

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:

  • – 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.


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.

2014 May 12 and 2014 April Meeting – Dave Wahl Presents Epoxy !

It was a great meeting, the instant gallery was full of beautiful art.  The presentation and hands on experience by Dave was over the top, fun and instructional.  You sure will be seeing lots more color in Santa Fe!



On TV, OnLine and On YouTube

A great way to hone your turning techniques, have free advice and enjoy project ideas and expand your scope!

Here is the Premier Issue of the Online show of Tim Yodder…. It is the first full episode of Woodturning with Tim Yoder. Bookmark the web page and come back every other Saturday for the latest installments!






Anderson Ranch Classes – Tuition Discount – June-August 2014 schedule

Ellsworth in August!

 Introducing you to the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado.  We also included a few catalogs that we hope you will share with your woodturning members at your next meeting. This summer, we are offering ten woodturning workshops. Our woodturning workshops last one-week and vary in skill level, from beginner to advanced.  The faculty instructors are carefully selected for not only their artistic talent and expertise, but for their ability to instruct and inspire students. 

 We would like to remind your chapter that we do offer American Association of Woodturners (AAW) members 20% off tuition for any woodturning, woodworking or furniture design classes.  This summer, we¹re offering the following woodturning classes:

 The Fundamentals of Open Bowl TurningJune 9 ­ 13 with Alan Stirt

 Texture, Color & Carving:Adding depth to turned bowlsJune 16 ­ 20 with Alan Stirt

 owl TransformedJune 23 ­ 27 with Michael de Forest

 Woodturning: The basics and moreJune 30 ­ July 4 with Kimberly Winkle

 Woodturning for the NoviceJuly 7 ­ 11 with Keith Gotschall

 Turned Wooden JewelryJuly 14 ­ 18 with Ashley Harwood

 Woodturning for BeginnersJuly 21 ­ 25 with Allen Jensen

 Spindle Turning Multiples:Variations on a themeJuly 28 ­ Aug. 1 with Mark Supik

 Woodturning Master ClassAugust 4 ­ 8 with David Ellsworth

 Woodturning: Open bowls and hollow formsAugust 11 ­ 15 with David Ellsworth

Jason Schneider is also happy to answer any questions you may have about Anderson Ranch and our workshops.  

Studio Coordinator of Furniture Design and WoodworkingAndersonRanch arts center

5263 Owl Creek Rd P.O. Box 5598Snowmass Village CO 81615970.923.3181 x234 


Santa Fe Library Exhibit – All of April 2014


We are happy with our exhibit at the Main Santa Fe Library

on Washington St. at Marcy!  Comments have been VERY positive!

Come on by!! Or bring an addition to the exhibit to our April 8 meeting — and it will be   displayed!



Exotic Wood in ABQ – Tool : buy-sell or trade


Do you have a lot of tools?

Exotic Woods  will be holding a tool swap on
Saturday, April 25th from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm

We are looking for vendors!! If you are interested please contact us on here, by phone, or by our email!



4224 Menaul NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 Phone: 505-293-9663

WoodTurning Equipment/Tools FOR SALE – 3-28-2014

FOR SALE – 3-28-2014   05-795-8937

Robert sorby tools:  http://santafe.craigslist.org/tls/4397184413.html

Delta TopTurn, 16″ Wood Lathe & Accessories – $1260 (Santa Fe) http://santafe.craigslist.org/tls/4394084736.html

More of Harry’s turning sale: Mar 30

Turning or sculptural wood pieces – many different sizes & species (Santa Fe)pic

maptools – by owner $500 Mar 30 Wood carving gouges, cabinet maker chisels – set of 49 or individually $500(Santa Fe)pic

maptools – by owner $140

Mar 30 Delta 23-700 Universal wet/dry grinder $140(Santa Fe)pictools – by owner $41

Mar 28 Crown Tools, mini turning tools, set of 5 $41(Santa Fe)pic maptools – by owner

Mar 28 18 Robert Sorby HSS Turning Tools, plus 3 hollow form tools (Santa Fe)pic maptools – by owner $140

Mar 28 Build your own lathe $140(Santa Fe)pic maptools – by owner $140

Mar 28 Nova Scroll Chuck, enhanced model $140(Santa Fe)pic maptools – by owner $315

Mar 27 Unimat — SL miniature machine lathe $315(Santa Fe)pictools – by owner $125

Mar 27 Craftsman Belt/Disc sander $125(Santa Fe)pic maptools – by owner $350 Mar 27 Kline Mini Lathe & many accessories $350(Santa Fe)pic maptools – by owner $1120 Mar 27 Shop Fox 15″ Planer $1120(Santa Fe)pic maptools – by owner $1358 Mar 27 JET, 18″ Band Saw $1358(Santa Fe)pictools – by owner $1260 Mar 26 Delta TopTurn, 16″ Wood Lathe & Accessories $1260(Santa Fe)pictools – by owner    You will really enjoy taking a look at these wonderful creations and the photos showing the wood in progress. http://www.pollittstudio.com/the-creating-process/creating-wood-art/
Email: harry @ pollittstudio.com Phone Santa Fe:  505-795-8937

2014 AAW Scholarships Announced 3-2014



Look to the June 2014 issue for ALL the details!   Complete info for the nomination process will be explained.




AAW Safety – Take Responsibility!

Safety is YOUR responsibility
  1. Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses that include side protectors. Use a full faceshield for bowl, vessel, or any turning involving chucks and faceplates.
  2. Fine particles from a grinder and wood dust are harmful to your respiratory system. Use a dust mask, air filtration helmet, proper ventilation, dust collection system, or a combination of these to deal with this serious issue. Be especially mindful of dust from many exotic woods, spalted woods, or any wood from which you notice a skin or respiratory reaction.
  3. Wear hearing protection during extended periods of turning.
  4. Turn the lathe off before adjusting the tool rest or tool rest base, i.e., banjo.
  5. Remove chuck keys, adjusting wrenches, and knockout bars. Form a habit of checking for these before turning on the lathe.
  6. Tie back long hair; do not wear gloves; and avoid loose clothing, jewelry, or any dangling objects that may catch on rotating parts or accessories.
  7. When using a faceplate, be certain the workpiece is solidly mounted with stout screws (#10 or #12 sheet metal screws as a minimum). Do not use dry wall or deck screws. When turning between centers, be certain the workpiece is firmly mounted between the headstock driving center and tailstock center.
  8. Ensure the belt guard or cover is in place.
  9. Check that all locking devices on the tailstock and tool rest assembly (rest and base) are tight before operating the lathe.
  10. Ensure the blank is securely fastened.
  11. Rotate your workpiece by hand to make sure it clears the toolrest and bed before turning the lathe on. Be certain that the workpiece turns freely and is firmly mounted. A handwheel on the headstock simplifies this process of spinning the lathe by hand before turning on the switch.
  12. Be aware of what turners call the “red zone” or “firing zone.” This is the area directly behind and in front of the workpiece, the areas most likely for a piece to travel as it comes off the lathe. A good safety habit is to step out of this zone when turning on the lathe, keeping your hand on the switch in case you need to turn the machine off. When observing someone else turn, stay out of this zone.
  13. Always check the speed of the lathe before turning it on. Use slower speeds for larger diameters or rough pieces and higher speeds for smaller diameters and pieces that are balanced. Always start a piece at a slower speed until the workpiece is balanced. If the lathe is shaking or vibrating, lower the speed. If the workpiece vibrates, always stop the machine to verify why. As a starting point, consult your operator’s manual for recommended speeds for a particular lathe. Ensure the lathe speed is compatible with the size of the blank.
  14. Exercise extra caution when using stock with cracks, splits, checks, bark pockets, knots, irregular shapes, or protuberances. Beginners should avoid these types of stock until they have greater knowledge of working such wood.
  15. Hold turning tools securely on the toolrest, holding the tool in a controlled but comfortable manner. Always contact the tool rest with the tool before contacting the wood.
  16. Note that, when running a lathe in reverse, it is possible for a chuck or faceplate to unscrew unless it is securely tightened or locked on the lathe spindle.
  17. Know your capabilities and limitations. An experienced woodturner is capable of lathe speeds, techniques, and procedures not recommended for beginning turners.
  18. Always remove the tool rest before sanding, finishing, or polishing operations.
  19. Don’t overreach, keep proper footing, and keep your balance at all times.
  20. Keep lathe in good repair. Check for damaged parts, alignment, binding of moving parts, and other conditions that may affect its operation.
  21. Keep tools sharp and clean for better and safer performance. Don’t force a dull tool. Don’t use a tool for a purpose that it was not designed for or intended for.
  22. Consider your work environment. Don’t use a lathe in damp or wet locations. Do not use in presence of inflammable liquids or gases, and always keep a fully-charged fire extinguisher close at hand. Keep your work area well lit.
  23. Stay alert. Watch what you are doing. Pay close attention to unusual sounds or vibrations. Stop the lathe to investigate the cause. Don’t operate machines when you are tired or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  24. Guard against electric shock. Inspect electric cords for damage. Avoid the use of extension cords.
  25. Never leave the lathe running unattended. Turn power off. Don’t leave lathe until it comes to a complete stop.
  26. Many accidents to woodturners occur while using saws, especially band and chain saws. Learn and follow the safety guidelines for this equipment.

2014 Febrary – Meeting Photo HIghlights

TEW President Alan Becker presented many good ideas and tips during his demonstration of turning a box.  Thanks Alan!


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March 11, 2014 Meeting – Pls bring your Library Turnings!

For the meeting on March 12, 2014 be sure and bring your turnings to display in the Santa Fe Public Library.  These will be on exhibit with your name, price and contact information. Please package in a box with adequate padding for car transport to/from you to the library.  Items will be returned in the April meeting.

Information about our Club and contact information will be prepared.  The club and the members are not responsible for any damage or loss of your turnings.

The topic for the March 12 meeting is Thread Chasing!


Jimmy Clews March 1, 2014 – NMWT 9-4 meeting

 I’d like to invite all TEW members to attend the Saturday, March 1st, demonstration Jimmy will give at our regular club meeting. 
Please pass this invitation on to your members who aren’t also NMWT members. 
Since the Hands-on Workshops are heavily subsidized by NMWT, however, I’m afraid I can’t extend the opportunity to enroll in those workshops, as I’m sure you can understand, but there is no reason any of your members shouldn’t be able to see Jimmy’s club presentation. 
They are all welcome as our guests.
All the best,
John Ellis

Beads of Courage – 1-2014

Following is the link to HOME for Beads of Courage program. After opening, on the HOME page are a number of drop down selections,  to the right is a drop down tab named ARTISTS this has a selection for  WOODWORKERS. This is where you can find the specific information for Bowls — 

Offer your skills for a good cause. 

Every child wishes they had their treasure box to keep their beads within. We gratefully thank all woodworkers who donate their one of a kind, handmade boxes to a child in treatment. Donations can be mailed direct to our headquarters and will be sent to a child. 
In order to hold the beads, turned boxes for the Beads of Courage program need to be about 6 inches in diameter (5 inches minimum), rectangular lidded boxes about 4x6x4 inches. If possible, have Beads of Courage engraved or burned in the lid. Make sure the lids are easily removable. Also, finials should be easy for a small child to grasp and not too elaborate.  



AAW Grant Auction – Submit a Photo by 3-7-2014 for consideration

Changes Ahead for EOG Symposium Auction  June 13 -15 2014 in Phoenix

Fundraising has gone global for many organizations, and in 2014 the AAW will be joining the movement by putting the Educational Opportunity Grant auction online! The EOG program is a vital part of the AAW, offering grants for instruction, equipment, travel, and special events to AAW members, local chapters, and educational organizations.

The new auction format is expected to increase exposure and expand the audience beyond symposium attendees. The artwork will be selected from work submitted in advance, instead of at the symposium, and will be available for viewing and bidding before and during the live auction at the AAW symposium in Phoenix. The Instant Gallery silent auction will continue as it has in the past.

The AAW is proud to announce the panel that will be making the selections: JoAnn Edwards, director of the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, owner of Tercera Galleries, and former board member of the Furniture Society; MaryAnn Hruska, Collectors of Wood Art (CWA) Lifetime Achievement award winner and former president of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts’ board of directors; and Jane and Arthur Mason, CWA Lifetime Achievement award winners whose well-known collection is featured in the book and traveling exhibition, “Turning Wood Into Art.”

Applying to have a piece considered for the auction is free. Deadline for submissions is March 7, 2014. Watch woodturner.org/symposium for the link to apply.

2014 Symposium in Phoenix – June 13-15, 2014

2014 AAW International
Phoenix June 13, 14, 15 Symposium
View the 2014 AAW Calendar of Events:

NEW opportunities to network and socialize and  connect with the larger woodturning community, this is it:  More social
receptions are planned, so step out of your shop and tap into the vast network of AAW woodturners to make lasting connections with others who share your passion for wood turning.

Read all the news – (requires log in as member)   http://woodturner.org/Member/journal/2013_dec.pdf

NEW opportunities to give back to others:
Charitable activities will benefit Seeds for Autism and Beads of Courage.

FAMILIAR attractions:
• Two live auctions which support the AAW educational opportunity grants (EOG) and the professional outreach program (POP).
• A full-color Handout Book, free with registration, commemorates all the events and provides techniques from the demonstrators.
• Three amazing exhibits: world’s largest Instant
Gallery, “Rising,” and “Ceremony.”

2013 – December Holiday Social

December 10, 2013 – Annual Holiday Social was held at the
Nancy Rodriguez Community Center – 6:00 pm

It was a good event!!

Alan made a wonderful turkey, and all of us contributed a dish to enjoy!

The members enjoyed the raffle and we all walked away with smiles and great wood!

Presenters wanted for SWAT 2014 —

The South West Association of Turners, the largest local woodturning event in North America, will present 14 Regional Demonstrators at SWAT 2014. These Regional Demonstrators will be a vital compliment to six Invited National Lead Demonstrators. Woodturners wishing to demonstrate at SWAT 2014 must submit a proposal, a digital handout of the proposed demonstration, a resume of all club demonstrations in the past twenty-four months. Digital submissions should be made using Microsoft, Apple or Apache Open Office software.
Submit to:
allskewed@gmail.com no later than March 1, 2014.
SWAT Dates:  Set up Aug 21, Symposium Aug 22-24
Queries may be made to David Hoehns at  806 789-5108.

One Way Special Sale!

contact Alan for additional Info on this 25% off sale!

CA Savoy” cadjsavoy@cox.net  25%Discount on most products plus shipping!!!

Sale does not include lathes!!

web site oneway.on.ca for additional product

When you receive order:: Send check to–C.A. Savoy

1309 Gatewood Dr.  Alexandria, Va. 22307




2986 TALON B/O W/ADAPTOR 167.95





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



3659 TALON #3 TOWER JAWS PP 60.95


2047 TALON JUMBO JAWS 103.95

2104 SH SPIGOT JAWS PP 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


3602 SH #2 TOWER JAWS PP 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





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



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

All these new ONEWAY handled tools are M4 HSS!!!!!!!!

List Price


4003 3/4″ Roughing Out Gouge 12-1/2″ Handle 105.95

4004 1/4″ Spindle Gouge 12-1/2″ Handle 48.95

4005 3/8″ Spindle Gouge 12-1/2″ Handle 49.95

4006 3/8″ Detail Gouge 12-1/2″ Handle 61.95

4007 1/2″ Spindle Gouge 55.95

4009 5/8″ Detail Gouge 74.95

4010 3/8″ Dia Bowl Gouge 12-1/2″ Handle 58.95

4011 3/8″ Dia Bowl Gouge 16″ Handle 65.95

4012 1/2″ Dia Bowl Gouge 16″ Handle 71.95

4013 1/2″ Dia Bowl Gouge 12-1/2″ Handle 64.95

4014 5/8″ Dia Bowl Gouge 16″ Handle 89.95

4015 7/8″ Dia Bowl Gouge 16″ Handle 149.95

4016 1-1/8″ Dia Bowl Gouge 155.95

4017 3/16″ Diamond Parting Tool 12-1/2″ Handle 69.95

4018 3/4″ Square End Scraper 12-1/2″ 59.95

4019 1″ Square End Scraper 12-1/2″ Handle 86.95

4020 3/4″ Round Nose Scraper 12-1/2″ Handle 59.95

4021 1″ Round Nose Scraper 12-1/2″ Handle 86.95

4022 1/2″ Skew Chisel 12-1/2″ Handle 49.95

4023 3/4″ Skew Chisel 12-1/2″ Handle 59.95

4024 1″ Skew Chisel 12-1/2″ Handle 89.95

C.A. Savoy


For Quote!!!!

2013 December 10 – Holiday Social

December 10, 2013 – Annual Holiday Social
Nancy Rodriguez Community Center – 6:00 pm

View a video on making a snowman turned wood ornament

All members, please click this link to confirm/decline the Holiday Social.
You will be automatically directed to the questionnaire.
As a no host event, please sign up for a dish for the meal.
Desserts are totally subscribed.. how about a Veggie Dish?

When complete, please press  DONE button  to save your responses.

The Community Center does NOT allow any alcoholic beverages

You will receive a confirmation e-mail  before December 1.

Click for Holiday Party Questionnaire

December 10, 2013 – Annual Holiday Social Event

December 10 2013 – Holiday Social Event

All members, please click this link to confirm/decline the Holiday Social. As a no host event, please sign up for a dish for the meal. You will be automatically directed to the questionnaire. When complete,
please press the DONE button on bottom of the page to save your responses.
A confirming email will be sent to you before December 1.

Click here for Holiday Party Questionnaire

State Fair Turner Signup!

QUICK note:  9-5-2013 @ 8PM

New Mexico State Faire – September 14 or 15 or 18 or 21st….. 4 hour shift opportunities — Saturday at the ABQ Meeting sign up!

State Faire – September 14 or 15 or 18 or 21st….. 4 hour shifts!

To All NMWT Members:
The 2013 New Mexico State Fair, Expo New Mexico, begins next week.  As in the past years, we will be providing live turning demonstrations as well as having a monitor show turning videos during the fair.
Gale Greenwood is organizing the sign-ups for both turning demonstrations and video monitors.  At this coming NMWT meeting on Saturday, September 7, Gale will be taking additional sign-up for the slots still available.  To give you all a “heads-up,’ I’m listing the slots that are still open below so you can check your schedules and see if any work for you.  You may talk to Gale at Saturday’s meeting, or call or email him prior to the meeting if you prefer.  His email address is:  galegreenwood@hotmail.com, and his phone number is 256-1379.
Here are the six video monitor slots still available:  (you do NOT need to be an AAW member to do video monitoring)

Sat 9/14 – 4:00-8:00pm
Sun 9/15 – 1:00-4:30pm & 4:00-8:00pm
Wed 9/18 – 1:00-4:30pm
Sat 9/21 – 1:00-4:30pm
Sun 9/22 –  1:00-4:30pm

Here are the 17 turning demonstrator slots still available:  (you MUST be an active AAW member to do turning demonstrations for insurance purposes.)
Thurs 9/12 – 4:00-8:00pm
Sat 9/14 – 4:00-8:00pm
Sun 9/15 – 9:30am-1:30pm
Tues 9/17 – 9:30am-1:30pm
Wed 9/18 – 4:00-8:00pm
Thurs 9/19 – 4:00-8:00pm (2 openings)
Fri 9/20 – 9:30am-1:30pm & 1:00-4:30pm & 4:00-8:00pm
Sat 9/21 – 9:30am-1:30pm & 1:00-4:30pm & 4:00-8:00pm (2 openings)
Sun 9/22 – 9:30am-1:30pm & 4:00-8:00pm (2 openings)
For all slots, parking and entry passes will be provided.  Please call or email Gale for any further details.

Tampa Symposium Instant Gallery Photos!

Miss out on Tampa?  Watch this space for articles to be posted.  In the meantime, enjoy the slide show from the 2013 Tampa AAW Symposium!


About The Enchanted Woodturners of Santa Fe

The Enchanted Wood Turners of Santa Fe meet the second Tuesday of each month in Santa Fe at the Rodriquez Center…


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The Enchanted Woodturners Photo Display Options

TEW sample pictures in a random pattern.  See below for a slideshow gallery of the same 4 sample photos

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