Sample T-ShirtWGNC 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.

WGNC photographer Lars Nyland has assembled a lovely coffee-table book of ALL gallery images from the 2015 WGNC galleries.

The hard-cover, 80-page volume is printed on heavy stock and is 12 x 8.5 inches. The club is reselling it well below cost for $45 per copy.

Have you been thinking about trying the new CBN wheels for your sharpening system? The club has an opportunity for a group buy to help us - and you - save money.

Woodturners' Wonders is offering something approaching a half price deal on a group order. We have indications of interest for four wheels already. We will be collecting payment at the November meeting next week. If you wish to join in bring a check or credit card to the meeting. The prices are already low, and the group buy reduces them more by providing free shipping and the ability to bundle. If you are interested, please email wgnc(at) and state what type of wheel you would be interested in.

WGNC is pleased to host South Carolina artist Ashley Harwood for a public demonstration and three day-long workshops, April 14-17.

You may have seen Harwood demonstrate at AAW last summer and more recently at the NC symposium in Greensboro. She will do a public bowl-turning demonstration at our April 14 meeting, to be followed by 3 day-long workshops open to WGNC members and NC State students. Only 10 slots are available for each day.

WGNC members are invited to participate in Historic Stagville's (map) annual holiday shopping event.

"Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters,” runs Saturday, Dec. 5 from 12pm to 4pm.

"We would like to showcase vendors at the event, allowing visitors to purchase unique gifts for family and friends," writes Assistant Site Manager Jayd Buteaux.