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Textures and Finishes for Woodturners 
 with Eric Lofstrom
  • Thursday May 13th
  • Zoom call opens a 6:15 for socializing
  • Meeting begins at 6:45 PM
  • Demonstration begins at 7 PM
Do you have a go-to finish for your turned pieces?  Does it work for all your pieces?  Do you wish you could find some new techniques to obtain a finer finish? 

While there are some standard go-to finishes that span a wide range of application, the specific finish you choose for any given piece will depend on its desired effect and intended use. 

Adopting just a handful of techniques to accommodate the style/s of your work will provide a solid platform for expressing your creative voice!
In this month’s demonstration Eric Lofstrom will equip you with finishing techniques and product information worthy of your resources and creative exploration. This demonstration will provide helpful solutions to the challenges of obtaining the right level of finish for the intended outcome of your piece.  

To read more about this demonstration click here.

To connect to this Zoom session on 5/13/21 you must pre-register.  After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting as well as being able to add the event to your personal calendar.  To pre-register, click here.

Upcoming Events
A Look Ahead

Introducing Show and Tell Theming

Reviewing the first four months of 2021, demonstration subjects have covered turning burls, multi-axis turning, and burning as a method of texturing and embellishing wood.  Within each of these topics, there are a myriad of processes that can be explored and tried by our members.

Coming up, in the next couple of months, we will have demonstrators show us how Podlets are made and how inlays can be used in our woodturning projects.  Each of these demonstrations will open new doors to even more possibilities for each of us to explore.

While it is frustrating that we are unable to meet face to face, have live demonstrations and physical workshops, WGNC has successfully created some virtual venues that allow members to experience demonstrations virtually.

Spawned from WGNC’s monthly in person galleries, our virtual Show & Tell galleries have been a way for members to continue to share projects, new experiences with wood and wood embellishing, seek input and advice from other members and to have some fun while doing it.

WGNC will be continuing our virtual Show and Tell evenings, which have become quite popular with our members.  In addition, we also want to continue to encourage members to try some of the themes from our demonstrations by tackling a project that has been presented or by applying any of the many methods and techniques learned in these demonstrations.

So, how can we all share some of these new experiences?  By introducing Show and Tell Theming.  Beginning with the May 20th Show and Tell we will have time allotted at the beginning of the Show and Tell session that is devoted to sharing and discussing a theme from one of our demonstrations.  And what better way to kick off Show and Tell Theming than to start a fire of enthusiasm and have members pick a project or process from Lars Nyland’s demonstration on using fire and pyrography.

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Show & Tell:
Thursday, May 20th

  • Zoom call opens a 6:30 PM for socializing
  • Show & Tell begins at 7:00 PM
  • May Show & Tell Theme: Fire and Pyrography

04 - Apr 2021 - Show & Tell

Join us, Thursday May 20th, for our monthly virtual Show & Tell Gallery.  All WGNC members and their guests are welcome to spend an evening with fellow woodturners as we continue to explore and share members' projects, ideas, issues and yes, even those shop disasters.

The 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. So, come join us for this enjoyable interactive session.

Nothing to share this month? No problem.  Come join us anyway and be part of the interaction.  You will not regret the fun you will have or the tips, tricks, ideas and other turning tidbits we are exposed to each session.

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 And in other news:

Winner 2
Michael Earley!   
Winner of the April Show and Tell Wood Raffle.  Congratulations! 
And, thanks to all the folks who participated in this months Show and Tell Gallery! 

Welcome Members
Welcome New Members!

Miss out on a Demonstration or Show & Tell?

Check out the WGNC video archives.
Members can review and watch videos of many demonstrations and show & tell events.
Just go to the "Resources" menu item and select "Past Demos/Show & Tell".
By clicking on that menu item you will be taken to a new page where you will see all the available videos that you can choose from. As new material becomes available, the links will be posted. 
So, check it out today and enjoy exploring the video archives.  And don't forget to check back frequently to see if new material has been added.
WGNC and Covid -19

"WGNC exists to promote woodturning education and generate a better understanding of woodturning as an art form.  We provide a meeting place to members and guests to share their ideas and techniques and to display their work."

An important benefit of membership is that of social interaction with our peers.  For a couple of hours each month we gather to share ideas, learn new techniques, refine our skills, critique our work and most importantly socialize with our fellow artists.  Who could have imagined at the start of 2020 that continuing this wonderful social interaction would become so incredibly challenging?

Read the full President's Message here.