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Published On 1/12/2024
Wood lathes and their accompanying programming are a major facet to the Wood Studio, but the current lathes are obsolete. The Wood Studio can no longer purchase replacement parts for the equipment.

As a result, the Craft Center Wood Studio has begun a Lathe Replacement Fund Raising Project, with the goal of raising enough money to purchase eight new lathes for the woodturning program.
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The Bull City Woodshop is a non-profit, youth-centered program that guides individual development, fosters community connection, and cultivates creativity through woodworking.
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Published On 2/20/2023
2023 Member Recognition
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Published On 10/1/2022
New WGNC tee shirts now available to all members.
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Published On 12/10/2021
Show & Tell Submission Guidelines and Photo Tips
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Admin

Turning Wall Sculptures Design to Display with Craig Kassan
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Breakout Session

Classified Ads

Published On 10/21/2021
We are pleased to announce that WGNC has just launched a Members Only Classified Ads app on the website.
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Exhibits and Shows

Published On 4/12/2024
Artsplosure - The Raleigh Arts Festival
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Guild Meetings

In turning a small bowl, Art will show his technique for “flame texturing” highly figured wood.
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Published On 6/9/2024
A general introduction to spalted wood and Seri's approach and techniques for turning spalted wood.
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> Filling in for Lars, Norm Will demonstrate his method for turning and decorating simple spheres, as well as explaining and showing some of his efforts on using minimal resin for some multi-media platter designs
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Appreciation of wood in its natural state combined with woodturning. These projects create intrigue and visually explain how wood is transitioned from its natural form into man-made forms. There will be some interesting mounting methods as well.
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Karl will be taking us on a creative journey, showing us how he uses multiple disciplines to design, create, sculpt, and ultimately bring his vision of sea and other worldly creatures to life.
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Like platters and want to learn where to begin? Or maybe you are looking for a new platter design? Well, join us for our March demonstration where Keith Gotschall will be showing us how he turns an offset platter.
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Published On 12/14/2023
Miniature Hollow Form with L:aurent Niclot
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Published On 11/13/2023
Guild Meeting - Tips, Ticks and Jigs & Holiday Social
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Published On 8/12/2023
Using a threaded insert for a box or urn is a nice addition to a project.
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Published On 7/13/2023
Up-cycling Used Skateboards with Michael Earley
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Published On 5/25/2023
Metal Spinning on the Lathe with Greg Starner
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Safety

Published On 2/24/2022
While working in our shops, we woodturners sometimes tempt disaster. The very nature of standing in front of a lathe with a hunk of wood balanced between two points spinning anywhere from 300 to 4,000 RPM, attacking it with a hunk of strong steel is, naturally, anathema to safety.
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Show & Tell