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Monthly Show & Tell Session

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

06 - Jun 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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Upcoming Events
A Look Ahead
Turning a 24" Tall Three-Legged Stool with Alan Leland
Please note that this Guild meeting and demonstration will be presented in Hybrid form.  Members may choose to attend live at the NC State Craft Center or attend via Zoom.   While NC State does not currently require the wearing of face masks, WGNC does encourage masks be worn while in the meeting room.
  • Thursday July 14th
  • NC State meeting room and Zoom call opens a 6:15 for socializing
  • Meeting begins at 6:45 PM
  • Demonstration begins at 7 PM

Ever need a place to rest in the shop for a few minutes?   Or maybe you have a visitor who would like to sit and chat for a while.

Well, this month's demonstration will give you all the necessary tools and know how to create a shop worthy three-legged stool and maybe even an heirloom piece that will be much sought after in the years to come.

Come join us this month to follow along as Allan Leland shows us his process of making his version of the classic Three-legged Stool.

In this demonstration, Alan will cover how he turns a 24” tall Three-Legged Stool.

This will include drilling the seat and the mortices in the legs for the cross brace. 
He will include a short video on the drill press table set up he uses to drill the holes in the seats.

In addition, Alan will also cover the tool techniques used for faceplate turning 
and between centers turning including the grinds he uses on his tools. If there is time, Alan will also demonstrate how to use the Oneway Drill Wizard to drill holes in your turnings on the lathe.

This will be an excellent demo for anyone interested in turning furniture parts or other functional items with an artistic flair.

Zoom connection information will be included in the email meeting notice and reminder.

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Artsplosure graphic 1

Artsplosure – The Raleigh Arts Festival was held on May 21-22, 2022.  By all reckonings, it was a great success.  Held in mid-town Raleigh, many folks took advantage of the return of the festival.  It was a great weekend, except for a few windy and rainy moments (hey, it's North Carolina, if you don't like the weather just wait 10 minutes).

WGNC was pleased to support this event, plus it was great exposure for member/artists to display and sell their artwork.  WGNC was also able to provide live woodturning demonstrations.  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!

We are glad you could join us and if you missed us, we will see you next year.   And, to all those who made this event possible, thank you, job very well done!


Enjoy some scenes from inside our booth.

Artsplosure Festival May 22

 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 June "Turning a Bowl in a Bowl" with Tod Raines 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