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Who we are

Who we are:

The Woodturners Guild of North Carolina is an official chapter of the American Association of Woodturners. We were established on 
March 4, 1992 and exist as a nonprofit corporation in the state of North Carolina.

The Guild regularly has an active membership of approximately 80, most of whom are from the Greater Triangle area. We welcome members from all walks of life and who enjoy woodturning as a profession or hobby.



WGNC exists to promote woodturning education and generate a better understanding of woodturning as an art form.  We provide a meeting place to members and guests to share their ideas and techniques and to display their work to their fellow members, and to encourage membership in, and give support to, the American Association of Woodturners.



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.



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 library documents

Tool Rental

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.

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