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Monthly Show & Tell Session

  • October 17th
  • Zoom session opens about 6:30 pm
  • Meeting begins at 7:00 pm

09 - Sept 2021 - Show & Tell

Join us each month, on the third Thursday, for our monthly virtual Show & Tell Gallery. 

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. 

So, we invite you, to come and join us for these always enjoyable and interactive session.

Part of Show & Tell format is the addition of the Personal Challenge Theme.  As part of our regular Show & Tell program, we will have time allotted to the Show and Tell session that is devoted to sharing and discussing a theme from one of our demonstrations. 
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.

The planned personal challenge theme for the October Show & Tell session :
- Inlays for Woodturners with Scott Grove  
 Review program here
 Review video here 

Upcoming Events
A Look Ahead
Small Projects for the Holidays - Demonstrated by our Members
  • Thursday November 11th
  • Zoom call opens a 6:15 for socializing
  • Meeting begins at 6:45 PM
  • Demonstration begins at 7 PM

At our November meeting of the Woodturners Guild of North Carolina we will continue with our annual Small Projects for the Holidays!

We are very excited to have three of our own members perform these demonstrations and share their talents, processes and techniques. These small projects are easy to make and are great for Holiday gifts!

Bob Edmiston will demo a multi-axis Christmas Tree that can be made from fallen limbs, scraps and other "found" lumber.

The demo will Include selecting wood, tools that can be used, design considerations, mounting and turning techniques.

He will also include some tips and ideas on embellishments, decoration and finishing. 

Preston McQueen will demo an upscale version of a Hurricane tea or fairy light candle holder. 

This version uses a beverage bottle that has been cut and polished on a lathe.  Then a custom sized base is turned to fit the bottle.

He will demonstrate how to cut the bottle and finish the bottom along with turning techniques for the base including vent holes

Ted Ross will demo how to craft a set of napkin rings from small branches or leftover spindles. 

This will include selection of wood, design of rings, turning and parting techniques. 

It will also include some different ideas for pyrography and carving embellishments.

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It’s time to start thinking about your WGNC Membership

2021 has been another Zoom Year!
It is officially Fall 2021.  Hard to believe!  And it's time to start thinking about 2022.

If we Zoom back to the beginning of 2021, WGNC was challenged with continuing to enhance and expand our “virtual” existence so that our members could continue to enjoy National and Local demonstrators as well as other activities, all within the confines of the ongoing Covid 19 restrictions.  We’ve learned that we need to be creative and also flexible.

Today, if we Zoom out, the view, is of a year, in which WGNC was able to successfully

bring members activities like the six well known demonstrators we have had, who covered subjects like wood selection, drying techniques, finishing, embellishing, and burning, along with resins, multi-axis projects, inlays, boxes, and ringed bowls.


As part of Show & Tell format we launched the Personal Challenge Theme.  It is designed to explore the techniques presented from the previous month’s demonstration with sharing and discussing how the experience was applied. 


In all, during 2021 WGNC will have produced 24 Demonstrations and Show & Tell Sessions, sharing well over 200 member created pieces!  These sessions have generated great discussions that cover areas of design, tools, challenges faced and how to overcome, and the most rewarding of all are the stories and comradery shared as members come together virtually each month.


We launched a new website that provides an enjoyable interface with a wealth of information on WGNC activities along with resources like video log of past demonstrations, and discounts from vendors. 


In addition, WGNC has made available to members two wood sales that offered great turning stock for prices that were considerably below market.


Now, Zoom forward to 2022.


WGNC is already busy, planning activities, scheduling demonstrators, and guardedly planning live demonstrations and actual workshops for our members.


We have plans to invite at least another six well-known national demonstrators along with some from our very talented local pool of members on new topics of interest!

And are currently working with these demonstrators with scheduling well underway to fill out the 2022 WGNC member activities calendar.

But please know that all of these efforts are only possible with your membership renewals.  Our ability to bring you the best programs and other benefits all hinges on member support and member support comes in the form of membership renewal.


So, watch your inbox for your membership renewal notice.  In early November the first reminder notices will be sent out to all members.  At that time, you will be able to go to our website and renew your membership.

Thank you for supporting WGNC.

 And in other news:

Welcome Members
Welcome New Members!

September Show & Tell now playing
and in case you might have missed one of our previous Show & Tell sessions, you can always find them here.

09 - Sept 2021 - Show & Tell

Another successful Wood Sale !

The changing Fall weather provided a perfect two days for the Wood Sale.

Once again, Guild members took advantage of the wide selection of turning blanks and the fantastic prices. We are sure to see some new and interesting turnings as a result.

Thanks to the members for their support.  And, also to the volunteers who always make these events possible.

Happy Turning!

Don't forget, October Show & Tell Raffle

WGNC will be raffling turning blanks to be chosen from the Guilds wood inventory and a chance to win a gift certificate from Craft Supplies.

See you all Thursday October 21st!