WGNC received notice of a cut hickory tree in Chapel Hill (owner states about two feet in diameter at the base).

There are a dozen or so six-foot logs that were left from the trunk and large branches.

Any takers? If so, email WGNC "at" ncturning.com for contact info.

The club has the opportunity to hold a woodturning exposition and sale of members' work at the Klingspor’s store on Capitol Boulevard in Raleigh during a weekend in November.

We are seeking a member who will take on the responsibility for organizing the event in cooperation with the staff at Klingspors and possibly other area clubs in addition to WGNC.

If you are willing to consider doing this for yourself and the club please email us at wgnc(at)ncturning.com and we can arrange to discuss it on Thursday or by phone if you will not be at the Aug. 9 meeting.

You may have heard a few WGNC members refer to TechShop, the member-based do-it-yourself workshop and fabrication studio off Route 70 near Rt 540.

They have a well equipped wood shop -- now with a full-size Powermatic 4224 lathe -- as well as metal working and other tools you might love to get your hands on.

If you're curious, this weekend (June 29-30) is a perfect time to check the place out. TechShop invites you to an action-packed open house Friday from 5PM to 10PM and Saturday from 10AM to 5PM.

You may know of TechShop from when they were based in Durham a few years ago. Now they are at 5905 Triangle Dr. in Raleigh, just opposite the east entrance to Umstead Park.

Woodcraft has the new Powermatic 4224B on display and I just received news that Nick Cook will be here in Raleigh, Wednesday evening, July 25 to demonstrate the new big machine.

Nick will be at the store off Glenwood Avenue (4317 Pleasant Valley Road) from 5 to 8 pm and the shop is offering door prizes to 12 lucky visitors. Refreshments will be served at this event.


Nick helped design the lathe which has a 3hp motor, vacuum chuck, and weighs in at 900 lbs.


If anyone is interested in taking out a subscription to Woodturning magazine, published in the UK, now may be a good time.

Contact Sue Bennett, Customer Services Manager, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and tell her you're a member of Woodturners Guild of North Carolina and would like to start a subscription to the magazine at the 40% discounted subscription rate currently being offered to your club.

Webmaster's note: They also have an excellent iPad/iPhone app for the magazine, which allows you buy and download complete issues without the time or expense of overseas shipping.