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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

Oregon Symposium – March 6-8 2015

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

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

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

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!

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2015 January 12 – Meeting Announcement

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

Nancy Rodriguez Community Center

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

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

This will be a fabulous demonstration!

The Nancy Rodriguez Community Center, 1 Prairie Dog Loop.

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

David

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

Santa Fe High -Photos of the Classroom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

School requesting = Santa Fe High School ASE

Specific Program = Sustainable Design Construction

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

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

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

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

Alan

 

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

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

Chris & Cai Clow

1413ACaminoSierrra Vista 87505  505-690-3053

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

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

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

 

http://nortonhillwoodco.com/id7.html

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

 http://www.hansenlumber.com/

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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Meeting Notice from November 12, 2013

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

Thanx,
Alan

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