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2022/01/13 - Guild Meeting - Tips, Tricks and Jigs

Bob Edmiston | Published on 11/5/2021
Tips, Tricks and Jigs 2022
  • Thursday January 13th
  • Zoom call opens a 6:15 for socializing
  • Meeting begins at 6:45 PM
  • Demonstration begins at 7 PM

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What better way to kick off 2022 than to take a peek into our members shops and look over their shoulders at their favorite “Tips, Tricks and Jigs”.  This is a member supported event so be sure to enter something to share with the group. 

And, to make this first event of the year even more fun, WGNC will give away three $50 gift certificates for wood!  Prizes will be awarded for the most creative, the best executed and the jiggiest. So, get started now and get ready to submit you best Tip, Trick or Jig.


How does Tips, Tricks and Jigs work?  It's easy!  All you need to do is send in a picture or two of the Tip, Trick or Jig you want to share.  Then, during the Zoom session, your item will be shared on screen for all to see and you will be given an opportunity to explain your Tip, Trick or Jig and answer any questions other members might have.

So, got a Tip that has made something in the shop better, show it and share it!  Got a Trick that allows you to get that special effect or shape, show it and share it.  Got a Jig that you can't live without, show it and share it.


Tips, Tricks and Jigs Submission guidelines:

  • Participants can only win in one category
  • Participants are limited to two entries for presentation.
  • Plan on each presentation being no longer that 1 - 2 minutes (to be guided by the number of entries).  Be prepared and concise in your presentation.
  • Judge's decisions on prize awards are final.
  • Email your submissions to .
  • The deadline for submissions is 6:00 PM on the Wednesday before the Tips, Tricks and Jigs session.  Due to processing time, we cannot accept entries received after this time.
  • Include one or two photos of each entry (front/back, top/bottom, any orientation that will help you explain your entry). since we can't hold an entry up for viewing.
  • Include your name and a short (one or two sentence) description of the item being submitted. 
  • Send a separate email for each item submitted.  
  • Reduce your photo file size before sending – try to keep files to 1Mb or less.  Not sure how to resize or crop your photos?  This 3-minute guide can help if you use Windows.
  • Include your name in your photo file name.

Some photo tips:

  • Use a booth, backdrop or other suitable setting to shoot your pictures.
  • Use good lighting.
  • Crop your photos fairly close to the object alone.