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Artsplosure – The Raleigh Arts Festival returns on May 21-22, 2022 in the heart of downtown Raleigh.

Art Market Hours
Saturday: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
*Sunday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

*Please note that the Art Market will be open from 10:00 am – 11:00 am (Sunday) specifically for patrons with accessibility needs.

WGNC is pleased to announce we will be supporting the Artsplosure event by displaying and selling participating members art work.   In addition, WGNC will be live demonstrating in our booth.  These demonstrations are a great way for people who are interested or just curious about woodturning to stop by chat, ask questions and watch members in action doing what they love, woodturning!
To all our members, please be advised that all available slots for demonstrating and displaying art have been assigned.  We would like to encourage you to plan to attend this great weekend event, one where you can enjoy all the many exhibitors, meet new people, talk to artists and see your fellow WGNC members.  

We look forward to seeing you there!

Artsplouser booths
For more information about Artsplosure, visit their official website here..

Upcoming Events
A Look Ahead
Bowl within a Bowl with Tod Raine
  • Thursday June 9th
  • Zoom call opens a 6:15 for socializing
  • Meeting begins at 6:45 PM
  • Demonstration begins at 7 PM

Ask yourself: 

Do you want to take your bowl turnings to the next level?

Do you enjoy the thrill of people asking, ‘how did you do that’?

Then join us on June 9th to see Tod demonstrate the turning of a bowl within a bowl using off center turning techniques.

The demonstration will explore:
- Wood selection
- Grain orientation
- Work holding
- Face grain bowl turning
- Tool selection
- Design opportunities
- Jam chucking

About our Demonstrator:

Tod Raine
 has been involved in Woodturning for nearly 2 decades. Initially as a self-taught hobbyist, Tod quickly discovered the value in learning from experienced turners like Al Stirt, Don Derry, and Jimmy Clewes. These classes and training really helped with his tool and turning skills but just as important he acquired knowledge about form, function and how the wood grain and texture guides the turning decisions.

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Monthly Show & Tell Session

  • Jun 16th
  • Zoom session opens about 6:30 pm
  • Meeting begins at 7:00 pm

05 - May 2022 - Show & Tell

Please join us this month for our monthly Zoom 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. 

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 great fun.

The upcoming Personal Challenges will be as follows:

   For June, the Challenge will come from the May "Beyond Round - The Lost Wood Process" demonstration presented by Art Liestman.  To review the demonstration video, click here.  This "Challenge" is simply to share your version of Art's "Lost Wood Process" and/or ask questions about your work in progress.

   For July, the Challenge will come from the June "Bowl within a Bowl" demonstration that will be presented by Tod Raine.  Video review will be available after the demonstration 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.

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 And in other news:

Welcome Members
Welcome New Members!

Website PS:
Don't forget about the Demonstration Documents available in the Document Library.  Just added is Art Liestman's article "Beyond Round: The Lost Wood Process".  This article is a great companion to his recent demonstration video, now also posted to the website.  Check it out now.
The article can be found here 

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 May "Beyond Round: The Lost Wood Process" with Art Liestman is 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