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Show & Tell: Thursday, Apr. 15th

  • Zoom call opens at 6:30 PM for socializing
  • Show & Tell begins at 7 PM

 


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03 - Mar 2021 - Show & Tell

Join us, Thursday April 15th, 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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Upcoming Events
A Look Ahead

Textures and Finishes for Woodturners
by 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.
The demonstration will explore the main elements of embellishing and finishing:

  - Wood Preparation
  - Choosing the right finish for your piece
  - Texturing and shadow techniques
  - Abrasives, grits and wet sanding
  - Purpose and use of sanding sealers
  - Homemade finishes
  - When to use waxes

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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

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.

 Read more





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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  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.

Welcome Members
Welcome To Our New Members


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."

Above is the mission statement for the Woodturners Guild of North Carolina.  While it is not explicitly stated in the mission statement 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.