Please join us at 7:00pm on August 11th at the NC State Craft Center as member Jim Duxbury explores the topic: Turning Eco-Friendly Recycled Materials – A New Concept - "Turning Green".

Jim Duxbury, woodturner and inventor, is the kind of guy who thinks and creates out of the box. His turnings are unique and he seldom turns the same thing twice. With the help of his pet parrotlet, "Bean," creativity abounds - all sorts of fine turnings are made from small bottle stoppers to bowls, bud vases, trays, furniture, kaleidoscopes, turned wooden hats, pens, and even a working Foucault Pendulum.

Couldn't make it to the free demo Thursday? Lucky for you, we recorded the whole thing...

(( Can't see the video? Get it here. )))

WGNC was proud to partner with NC State Crafts Center to host woodturning legend Ray Key. The demonstration, open to the public at no charge, was June 30th at 7:00pm in the center. It followed three full days of hands-on turning workshops he conducted for WGNC members.

All 30 slots for this week's Ray Key Workshops are filled, but this world-Leading woodturner will do a free demonstration Thursday night.

WGNC is proud to partner with NC State Crafts Center to host woodturning legend Ray Key. The demonstration, open to the public at no charge, will be June 30th at 7:00pm in the NC State Crafts Center.

This follows three full days of hands-on turning workshops he will conduct for WGNC members. For attendance confirmation and class details, see this article.

Alan LelandFormer WGNC Vice President and well-known local turner Alan Leland joins us in June to demonstrate sharpening techniques and tool making.  Got a stubborn tool that you just can’t get sharp to your satisfaction?  Bring it in.  Alan’s wealth of experience will show you how to get the most from your tools and improve your turnings!

Alan Leland served as vice president of the Woodturners Guild of North Carolina for several terms. He has been a demonstrator at numerous state and national meetings, including The American Association of Woodturners Annual Symposium.