Who we are
Who we are:
The Woodturners Guild of North Carolina has an active membership of approximately 100 woodturners of all experience levels located in and around the Greater Triangle area. We welcome members from all walks of life who enjoy woodturning as a profession or hobby.
WGNC’s mission is to provide woodturning education through public outreach with a focus on promoting woodturning as an art form. We provide a meeting place for members and guests to share their ideas, techniques and to enrich the learning process for new woodturners. WGNC strongly encourages membership in, and giving support to the American Association of Woodturners.
After years of relying on YouTube videos for education and inspiration, I finally decided to check out the Woodturners Guild of NC and I wish I had done it years sooner. The club is made up of a great group of people who are always eager to help and provide guidance. The monthly demonstrations have inspired and pushed me to expand my mind and skills to achieve new techniques. I highly recommend turners of all skill levels to join and share.
Meetings are conducted both virtually and at the NC State Crafts Center, located on Jensen Dr. near downtown Raleigh.
For driving instructions and map click here.
For members wishing to attend virtually, logon instructions are found in the member news article pertaining the meeting.
Guests are always welcome. To attend a meeting, please contact us here.
WGNC members are eligible for discounts on tools, supplies, resin, and turning kits from many national and regional woodturning vendors. Click here to see a list of participating vendors.
The club maintains an extensive library of printed and digital media that the members may check out for their use and education.
Current library contents may be viewed by clicking here.
WGNC provides members with a tool rental program.
For a modest fee, members have available to them:
- Mini Lathes
- Lathe Accessories
- Lathe Stands
- Kelton McNaughton Center Saver Coring System*
- Jamieson Hollowing System*
Tools are rented by the month and the rental can be renewed up to three months.
More information is available to members in the Resource section.
* These tools are intended for turners with intermediate skill levels and up. An instructional session is required prior to rental.