Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the role or purpose of the WGO?
A: The WGO was formed for
the advancement and promotion of woodturning. We are a
teaching and learning organization, that actively encourages new members to join the
hobby, and learn the craft.
Q: Do I need to be an experienced woodturner to join?
A: Absolutely not! Our membership ranges from
beginners to seasoned veterans and
Everyone is warmly welcomed.
Q: How much are the annual dues?
Q: What normally happens at a Guild meeting?
A: Monthly meetings (September to June) normally begin with a brief update from our
President on any current news or issues of interest. Then the Guest "Presenter" for the
evening is introduced. The presenter will be either a highly regarded individual recruited
from outside the Guild, or one of our own 'experts'. The presenter will speak on and
demonstrate their specialty.
Mid-meeting there is a 15-minute coffee break and socializing period. The presenter will
then complete their session.
The evening concludes with a "Show & Tell", where Guild members present and discuss their
The meeting adjourns not later than 10 pm.
Q: What other types of meetings does the WGO organize?
A: A second monthly meeting called "Skills Night"
(September to June, except December)
is an entire evening devoted to teaching. Evenings are divided between classroom style
and full hands on evenings.
Q: Are 'world class' turners included in the WGO demonstrators program?
A: Yes, the WGO organizes both evening and full day
demonstrations by touring world class
turners at least three times each year.
Q: How can I get more information?
A: Come out to one of our meetings and introduce
yourself or send a message to our
membership director, see link on the 'CONTACT US' button on the left.