Monthly Show & Tell Session
- May 18th
- Zoom session opens about 6:30 PM
- Meeting begins at 7:00 PM
Join the fun and camaraderie of a WGNC Show & Tell Session. Sessions are designed for all experience levels and are a safe and respectful place to show your work, solicit input and advice and request help on those pesky problems we all run into.
All WGNC members and their guests are welcome to spend an evening with fellow woodturners as we explore and share members' projects, ideas, issues and yes, even those shop disasters. We love to see what members are doing, so please join us each month for our monthly Zoom Show & Tell Session.
We hope to see you for this month's always enjoyable, entertaining and interactive session. And, don't forget the raffle! For each piece you enter (max two entries) you receive a chance for a $25 Wood Gift Certificate to be given away at the end of the session.
As part of our regular Show & Tell program, we allot time to the session that is devoted to sharing and discussing a Personal Challenge from a recent demonstration. The Personal Challenge is intended as a way to encourage members to try new ideas, techniques and to also be able to obtain advice on subjects covered in the demonstration. WGNC also provides an open invitation to the person who conducted the demonstration to join the session to be available to answer questions and critique the various submissions made by members. These sessions are always a great learning experience and fun.
The upcoming Personal Challenges will be as follows:
For May, the Challenge will come from the April "Multi-axis Flower Top Candle Holder" demonstration that was presented by Ted Ross.
For June, the Challenge will be from Roberto Ferrer's demonstration "Lathe Based Sculptures.
Members can review videos of all the demonstrations as they become available here.
Remember, you do not have to have a completed project to participate. This session is designed to explore the techniques presented, so whether you have a completed piece, a practice piece or simply "idea boards", all are welcome for sharing and discussing with other members.
As a reminder, WGNC wants to encourage all skill levels to participate in our Show and Tell activities. The galleries are all about our members adventures in turning. What they turned, what they learned, how they addressed problems and challenges, design considerations and modifications. They are also about learning and sharing, mentoring, and experiencing the many avenues of woodturning. As a Guild, we offer many opportunities, but none as important as sharing our collective knowledge of all things turning. The Show and Tell and Personal Challenge are just another way for you to bring more skills and exposure to your personal turning experience, give and receive help and guidance as needed and enjoy the adventures of your fellow woodturners.
We all look forward to seeing our members unique creations.
Show & Tell Submission guidelines:
(Please note: Submission email address has changed to Woodturnersguildnc@gmail.com)
- Email your submissions to Woodturnersguildnc@gmail.com
- The deadline for submissions is 6:00 PM on the Wednesday before the Show & Tell. Due to processing time, we cannot accept entries received after this time.
- Include one or two photos of each piece (front/back, top/bottom), since we can't hold a piece for viewing.
- Include your name, wood species, largest dimension, and a short (one or two sentence) description.
- Each person can submit up to two items per session.
- Send a separate email for each piece 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 if you have one or use a solid color wall.
- Find good lighting, preferably from one source. Don't rely on camera flash.
- If it's a finished piece, we suggest your best "gallery" shot and another of the bottom or profile/detail not shown in the main shot.
- If it's a work in progress, closeup shots of problem areas or specific challenges would be appropriate.
- Crop your photos fairly close to the object alone.
Zoom only. The Zoom instructions will be forwarded with the meeting notice.