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Demo Safety

Demo Safety

Ron Phillips builds a bowl-proof cage for turning demonstrations.

Caged Turner

Caged Turner

Jim Breeden at the 2014 State Fair ... One top too many!?

Lights, Camera, Platters!

Lights, Camera, Platters!

John Ellis shares one of his specialties.

Metal Leaf Tech

Metal Leaf Tech

Jim Preston demonstrates expert techniques.

Big Dipper

Big Dipper

Ralph Watts shows how to turn one.

Good Goblet!

Good Goblet!

Parting off is such sweet sorrow.

Explaining the Fine Points

Explaining the Fine Points

Jimmy Clewes Demonstration

Individual Instruction

Individual Instruction

Jimmy Clewes Workshop

Frank and Jimmy

Frank and Jimmy

Jimmy Clewes Workshop

Turning Square Corners

Turning Square Corners

Jimmy Clewes Demonstration

The Perfect Wood

The Perfect Wood

Phil Weaver Presentation 6 Aug 2014

Topsy Turvey Turning

Topsy Turvey Turning

Greg Lyman turns tops for State Fair participants.

All Turned Out!

All Turned Out!

Rudy Lopez Workshop - June 2015

Sorcerer's Apprentices

Sorcerer's Apprentices

Trent Bosch Workshop - May 2017

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WOODTURNING NEWS & EVENTS

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New Mexico Woodturners

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New Mexico Wood Turners, located in Albuquerque, has over 100 members from the Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and around central New Mexico.  We meet the first Saturday of each month and welcome anyone with an interest in wood turning, from beginner to professional.

Meetings feature presentations on turning techniques, wood selection, tools and safety. Special topics have included vacuum chucks, holiday ornaments, and other unique subjects.  Every meeting includes an informal "Instant Gallery" of member work which you can see in our GALLERY section.

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 We bring in nationally known guest presenters several times each year, and the club sponsors numerous special events and projects.   A popular event is the woodturning exhibition at the New Mexico State Fair, "Expo New Mexico"  held every September. Activities include woodturning exhibitions, live demonstratons, and videos on a range of turning topics


President's Corner

LarryLinford Jan2016

 Greetings Woodturners!      

            Well, summer is officially upon us, fellow woodturners. And that means thoughts turn to the New Mexico State Fair. Yes, it’s not until September, but entry deadlines will be in late August – and that’s only next month!!

            I want to urge all of you to contribute in one or more of the avenues we have for participation. First, we need entries. We have divisions for Youth, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced and Professional level turners. (Parameters for each level are defined in the annual Premium Book.) Anyone who has seen our display in the past will attest to the amazing and striking array of turned wood we display every year. And remember – this year we will be having a special division for Beads of Courage® Bowls

            Second, we need volunteers for the equipment shuffling, check-in, judging, display and check-out prior to and following the fair.  While we’d like day-long commitments here, we’ll take any hours you can give. I can think of no better way to get to know fellow turners better than to take part in these tasks.

            Third, we need volunteers to demonstrate the art of wood turning to the public over the 10 days of the Fair. We have two lathes, and days are divided into three four-hour shifts, which, along with the shifts for keeping the wood turning DVDs playing during the same hours amounts to some 90 shifts we need to fill. Luckily, most of our veteran demonstrators will sign up for three or four or more shifts, which shows how enjoyable they are. But we need all the help we can get – and then some. The folks passing by our demo area are fascinated with the magic we perform. The kids are especially awed by the little turned toys we hand out. We also need help keeping the wood turning videos showing during the same hours.

            And to our lady turners, a special invitation: If you would like to see more of the gentler gender attending our meetings, there is no better way to encourage more women to join up than to let them see you turning. The State Fair is the ideal opportunity for this.

            See you on July 1!

Larry Linford, President

 

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