The NC Woodturning Symposium Regional Symposium is coming up Nov. 3-5 at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center.
The biennial event is sponsored by North Carolina Woodturning Symposium Inc, in cooperation with clubs across the state, including WGNC. Our club will again host one of the rooms and we will need volunteers to help support the demonstrators and handle the video cameras. See member Gene Presson if you are interested in volunteering.
There will be 7 simultaneous demonstrations at each of 9 rotations over the three days so you will be able to choose from a total of 63 rotations. This will give you an opportunity to see the demonstrations you desire. We are happy to present 6 featured and 8 regional demonstrators.
The Woodturners Guild of NC is again invited to take part in Heritage Day at Historic Oak View County Park in Raleigh on Saturday, Oct. 7.
We'll be under a large tent with tables and a mini-lathe from 10 am to 4pm, doing what we love.
As with other public events for the club, we need volunteers take two-hour shifts through the day either doing demos or greeting visitors and talking about woodturning.
Shifts are: 9-11 am, 11-2pm, and 2-4:30pm. For each shift we are looking for someone to turn and someone else to meet & greet. First and last shifts will include helping to set up and break down the event.
Upcoming* Oct. 12 - Tips and Jigs
* Nov. 9 - Lyle Jamieson: Hollowing via Web Streaming
* Dec. 14 - Party and Exchange
The Oct. 12 WGNC meeting will offer two opportunities for hands-on participation.
The meeting will open with our annual "Tips, Tricks and Jigs" presentation. Members are encouraged to present helpful hints from their shop. This can include anything from turning techniques, to shop setup to hauling and processing wood. If it is at all related to your turning you can present it.
Due to the time it takes to adequately critique a piece, WGNC recently began limiting the monthly gallery to one piece per member.
But at our September board meeting, club officers decided to try increasing this to two items per person for regular meetings starting in September. We will still cut back to one when we have a well-known demonstrator
Members need to choose and bring in just their best two pieces -- or most challenging or interesting -- to be photographed and critiqued. We know you may produce several amazing works each month, but only one or two should be deemed -- by you -- as worthy of this treatment.
Please note that pairs or small sets of things (<3) will be permitted, but treated as your total items. So a pair of candle sticks, for example, fills your quota and does not mean you can bring something in addition.
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