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Monthly Show & Tell Session

  • August 18th
  • Zoom session opens about 6:30 PM
  • Meeting begins at 7:00 PM

07 - July 2022 - Show & Tell
Please join us each month for our monthly Zoom Show & Tell Session. 

This forum is intended for all levels of woodturners and is a safe and respectful place to solicit input and advice, regardless of your experience level.

All WGNC members and their guests are welcome to spend an evening with fellow woodturners as we explore and share members' projects, ideas, issues and yes, even those shop disasters. 

We hope to see you for this month's always enjoyable, entertaining and interactive session.

As part of our regular Show & Tell program, we have allotted time to the session that is devoted to sharing and discussing a Personal Challenge from a recent demonstration.  The Personal Challenge is intended as a way to encourage members to try new ideas, techniques and to also be able to obtain advice on subjects covered in the demonstration.  WGNC also provides an open invitation to the person who conducted the demonstration to join the session to be available to answer questions and critique the various submissions made by members.  These sessions are always a great learning experience and fun.

The upcoming Personal Challenges will be as follows:

    For August, the Challenge will come from the July "Three-Legged Stool" demonstration presented by Alan Leland.  To review the demonstration video, click here. This "Challenge" is simply to share your version of Alan's "Three-Legged Stool" process and/or ask questions about your work in progress.

   For September, the Challenge will come from the August "Segmented Woodturning 101" demonstration that was be presented by Michael Earley.  Video review will be available soon and a link will be posted here.

Remember, you do not have to have a completed project to participate.  This session is designed to explore the techniques presented, so whether you have a completed piece, a practice piece or simply "idea boards", all are welcome for sharing and discussing with other members.

As a reminder, WGNC wants to encourage all skill levels to participate in our Show and Tell activities.  The galleries are all about our members adventures in turning.  What they turned, what they learned, how they addressed problems and challenges, design considerations and modifications.  They are also about learning and sharing, mentoring, and experiencing the many avenues of woodturning.  As a Guild, we offer many opportunities, but none as important as sharing our collective knowledge of all things turning.  The Show and Tell and Personal Challenge are just another way for you to bring more skills and exposure to your personal turning experience, give and receive help and guidance as needed and enjoy the adventures of your fellow woodturners. 

We all look forward to seeing our members unique creations.

Happy Turning!

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Upcoming Events
A Look Ahead
Breakout Sessions are Back

WGNC is happy to announce the return of Breakout Sessions. To enhance the value of these sessions to members, we have established a coordinator to help identify topics, hosts and schedules that are aligned with the interests of members.

As Session details are confirmed, the information will be posted on this web page so that a member can look at available subjects and associated details, and then when a topic of interest is found, simply click on the button to sign up.

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What exactly is a Breakout Session?

A breakout session is a woodturning event that is hosted by another member for other members to join in and learn or practice any element of woodturning.  This could be a shop tour, how to sharpen or make tools, turning a bowl, how to use a skew, pyrography, carving, embellishments and a whole host of other topics.  The location could be at a host’s shop or another public location such as NC State Craft Center or a retail store.

Breakout sessions are generally free of charge and are offered on a first come first serve basis.  Scheduled sessions will be created as Events and will show up on the Home Page in the "A Look Ahead" table, on the "Events Calendar" and on the "Breakout Session" selection under the "Resources" menu .

To learn more about: 
   - How to join a breakout session
   - How to Host a breakout session
   - Review the Breakout Session Schedule
Click here.

Our first scheduled Breakout Session is being offered by Steve Criscenzo on Saturday 7/30/22.  The topic to be discussed and demonstrated will be on using a vacuum chucking system.
If you are interested, you can see an outline of the session topics and register for the event here.

These Sessions are a fun, one on one way to learn new skills or just refresh skills you may have previously learned but have not used in a while.  It is also a great way to meet new members and/or reconnect with old members.

Hope we see you at a Breakout Session soon!

Lazy Daze Summer Arts Festival in Cary returns this year on August 27th and 28th.

2022 Lazy Daze - WGNC Member Demonstrators Needed

WGNC has once again been invited to participate in the Lazy Daze Summer Art Festival.   We expect to have the same location as last year with space for two joined tents. 

WGNC will have a club lathe available for members to demonstrate their woodturning skills and techniques. 
This year, both Saturday and Sunday are full days from 9 AM to 5 PM.

If you are interested in demonstrating, there is one afternoon slot open on Saturday and there are two half day slots available on Sunday, one in the morning and one in the afternoon (a total of 3).

To Register to Demonstrate - Click here

 And in other news:

Welcome Members
Welcome New Members!

Website PS:
Don't forget about the Demonstration Documents available in the Document Library.  Check it out now.
Click here  then click on the "Demonstration Documents" folder. 

Woodturning Safety
Check out the new safety resources.  This section will be updated and added to on a regular basis in an effort to provide members with a continuing education on shop safety subjects.  You can find it under the "Resources" menu item.

The July Demonstration and Show & Tell videos are now available for viewing. 

Don't forget, you can also review all the available WGNC Demos and Show & Tell videos by clicking here.  Check them out today! 

Got something in your shop that you haven't used in a while but just don't know what to do with it?
Well now you do, and you can make some money at it as well!  We are pleased to announce that WGNC has just launched a Members Only Classified Ads app on the website!

For more information on using this new app, click here.

To go directly to the Classified Ad App, click here