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2024/01/18 - WGNC Monthly Show & Tell

Published on 12/22/2023

Monthly Show & Tell Session

  • January 18th, 2024
  • Zoom session opens about 6:30 PM
  • Meeting begins at 7:00 PM


Slideshow
10 - Oct 2023 Show & Tell

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. 


Remember, you do not have to have a completed project to participate.  These sessions are designed to explore techniques and methods used, 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.  Show and Tell  sessions 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.

Happy Turning!

Meeting format:

  Zoom only
Zoom instructions will be forwarded with the meeting notice.

Show & Tell Submission guidelines:

Submission guidelines:

  • Email your submissions to wgnc@ncturning.com .
  • All submissions are due by 6 PM the Wednesday before the Show & Tell session.
  • 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.
  • Please identify which session the piece(s) is for i.e. Regular Show & Tell or Personal Challenge
  • Each person can submit up to two items per session.  You may submit both pieces to either session or one piece to each 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.