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.
It has been more than a decade since WGNC has increased it's annual membership fee, but given current expenses and the benefits provided, the board has decided to raise the fee to $50 starting in 2018.
Members can use this link to renew online for an additional $1 fee, bring check/cash to the meetings or mail a check to:
WGNC, c/o Bob Reuss
3922 Lake Ferry Drive,
Raleigh, NC 27606.
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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