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Metal Lidded Jar with John Jordan

  • Thursday October 14th
  • Zoom call opens a 6:15 for socializing
  • Meeting begins at 6:45 PM
  • Demonstration begins at 7 PM
John Jordan is a close woodturning neighbor, calling home Cane Ridge, Tennessee.  John has been featured in many turning exhibitions over the years.  His work has received many awards and can also be found in many permanent collections, globally.

John is most notably known for his detailed vessels and jars and it will be the cr
eation of the jar with a metal lid that he will be demonstrating for us. 

JJ - Bee Hive metal lidde jar
JJ - Metal lid jar side view
JJ - Metal lid jar top view

The demonstration will explore:
  • wood selection
  • how to design and create an attractive form
  • basic turning techniques to make a jar
  • embellishments you can add to a jar
  • how to design the lid
  • how to select the materials for a lid
  • how to craft a metal lid
  • and a bunch of tips and tricks.

We hope you will join us Thursday evening October 14th for this informative demonstration of this unique technique. Read more


Upcoming Events
A Look Ahead
💥 Pssst! Big Wood Sale 💥
       October 16th & 17th

Did you miss the last wood sale?  Want to start a new project but don't have the right wood? Or maybe it is just time to replenish your wood stash!  Whatever the reason, the WGNC October Wood Sale may be your answer.  We have deals you really don't want to miss.  

As a benefit to our members, WGNC has accumulated a sizeable inventory of quality turning blanks and platter blanks. As we have done in the past, we are again going to offer this stock to our membership at significant savings.
The turning stock is currently being stored at our storage unit in Raleigh.  

The stock consists of spindle stock, bowl blanks and platter blanks.  Most of the wood is green and sealed in wax.

To sign up now, click here.
For more information, click here.

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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 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

Lazy Daze 2021

The Lazy Daze event, in our new location, was a success.  Hot as it was, the new location offered some welcomed shade and provided relief for the many visitors who stopped by to visit, look at items for sale and watch woodturning demonstrations.
Thanks to all the volunteers who manned the booth and made this a successful event!

August Show & Tell Raffle Winners

Congratulations to Dan Wall and Bruce Ramey for winning the August Show & Tell WGNC raffle. 

This month's prizes were a $50 gift certificate for turning blanks to be chosen from the Guilds wood inventory and a Casting kit supplied by Alumilite. 
Have fun gentlemen!