Spend a day turning a rocking box with artist Mark St. Leger Aug 11 at the NC State Crafts Center.
Mark will be our demonstrator for the August WGNC meeting, but up to 10 members can join him for all of the next day (Friday) for a hands-on workshop.
The cost for the class -- including materials -- is just $113 for WGNC members. You can pay online now to secure your spot or bring you check to the July 14 meeting.
The demo will include all steps needed to complete this unique lidded box, including making of jigs and safety with an emphasis on sharp tools and proper tool use.
Due to the time it takes to adequately critique a piece, WGNC is limiting the monthly gallery to one piece per member.
Starting in June, members need to choose and bring in just their best piece -- or most challenging or interesting -- to be photographed and critiqued. We know you may produce several amazing works each month, but only one should be deemed -- by you -- as worthy of this treatment.
We are doing this mainly to respect the time of our members and our esteemed demonstrators. Too often we cut into the demo time or have the meeting run well beyond our 9pm end time. The CraftsCenter staff needs to lock down the building by 9:30pm so we need to end promptly and clean up so everyone can get home at a reasonable time.
WGNC is happy to offer new T-Shirts promoting the club. These sand-colored cotton tees bear the club logo fully emblazoned across the back with a smaller version where a pocket might be. As turners, we decided it was best to forgo the shavings-collector.
The shirts are available in Medium, Large, Extra Large and XXL. They are available to members for $12 each ($14 for the XXL). You can order them here and pick them up at the next meeting. Or you can just bring your cash, check or credit card to the meeting and make your purchase there.
The guild now offers special tool rental options for all paid members.
We currently rent mini-lathes and a bowl coring system, but are looking for suggestions for other tools you might be interested in renting on a monthly basis.
You can pay for and thus reserve your tools using our online store.
We are sill looking for some feed back on some tools you haven't purchased because of their price or maybe you were unsure how often you might use them? Some possibilities:
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