Monday, May 18, 2015

Woodturning Summer Series with Meryl Valnes

Klingspor's Woodworking Shop in Raleigh will present a special series of classes taught by an accomplished wood turner and instructor, Meryl Valnes. The classes are designed to take you through all of the basics of woodturning followed by more advanced, specialized techniques. Each of the three sessions are different but linked together through common threads. You may sign up any one or two of the sessions or get the full benefit and save some money by signing up for all three sessions.

Each student is required to bring safety glasses or a face shield. If you have tools you can bring them, but they are not required. Suggested tools include a spindle roughing gouge, 3/8 spindle gouge, 3/8 bowl gouge, parting tool, scraper, and skew (min of 1/2"). All materials are included.

  • Sign up for one session only:     $105
  • Sign up for two sessions:           $200
  • Sign up for all three sessions:    $275
  • SESSION ONE: Intro to Woodturning and Pen Turning
    • JUNE 20 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SESSION TWO: Intro to Bowl Turning
    • JULY 18 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SESSION THREE: Intro to Special Techniques
    • AUGUST 8 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn more about this special series by visiting the Raleigh store calendar @

Friday, May 15, 2015

Asheville store has Wood! SAVE!

Stop by Klingspor's Woodworking Shop in Asheville and SAVE on select wood!

  • Freshly harvested Cherry Burls sized and priced from $2.50 to $110 each (While Supplies Last)
  • Box Elder bowl blanks on sale for 30% off

Turning Tuesdays - Beginning Soon!

The Asheville store will begin offering a Pen Turning Demo series every Tuesday starting June 2nd! Every Tuesday from 9 to 11 am, staff member Jim Miller will demonstrate how to turn a pen kit from start to finish. Read more about Jim Miller by visiting the Asheville store online.

Free Flute & Spindle Master Demo

Have you wondered how you can easily turn flutes and reeds on bowls? Saturday, May 16th starting at 10am, join us as we host Morris Schlesinger, for a free demonstration of the Flute Master and Spindle Master at Klingspor's Woodworking Shop in Hickory! Morris has been an avid spokesperson for lathe products over the years. Now he will be here in our store with simple setup and procedures to show you how it works.

The Flute Master makes it easier to create flutes and reeds on both straight and curved turnings and can be used on any size lathe from a 12" to 25" diameter turning capacity. The Flute Master tool follows the profile of your turning, while maintaining a uniform depth of cut. No guides are needed for different profiles. It takes a fraction of the time to cut flutes & reeds on bowls, vases, cups, pitchers and other free-form turnings.

The Spiral Master assembly contains bearings that allow the piece being turned to rotate pinned to an index wheel or to turn freely to index from cut to cut. The assembly installed by a Morse Taper adapter into the lathe and the other side holds a spindle fastened to the user’s chuck. As the Flute Master is moved along the lathe bed the turning is rotated by the Spiral Master following the profile of the turning.

The Flute Master is required in order to use the Spiral Master.

Spiral Master to the left with the Flute Master pictured in the center.

Visit the Hickory store online @

Monday, May 11, 2015

20# Lathe Bargain Box of End Rolls Video

This is a nice informational video about our 20# Lathe Bargain Box of End Rolls. You can find this Bargain Box @

This Month's Featured Item

This month's Featured Item & Promotions are:
  • (Featured Item) Rustic Furniture Basics Book TP50769

  • Flexible Draw Knife 5" w/Sheath KN16

  • Tenon Cutter 1" LT10000 - Sale $99.95

  • Sandboss Kit HT50000

  • Outdoor Oil Clear QT GF40000

Take advantage of the May Featured items @ Good thru 5.31.15.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Beginner/Intermediate Chip Carving Class

A 5-day long Chip Carving Class will be held in Swannanoa, NC (just a few miles due East of Asheville) on the campus of Warren Wilson College. Taught by Bill johnson of Cullowhee, NC the week of June 22-26, 2015, this short course is part of the College's Fine Woodworking "FolkShops" program. The wood shop is well equipped with everything one needs -  no special tools or materials are required of those taking the Class. The College has put together 15 complete sets of Wayne Barton chip carving knives and other tools and supplies needed for learning and mastering the craft. Students, of course, are welcome to bring their own knives if they wish. This class is open to beginning and intermediate level chip carvers. On-campus housing is available as well as nearby hotels who provide discounts in partnership with the college. Lunches will be included and on-campus "meal tickets" are available for purchase of breakfast and/or dinner meals. More information is available on Warren Wilson's FolkShops page at:

Friday, May 1, 2015

The May Woodworker is Here!

Shop the May Woodworker items by visiting us online! The May Woodworker is good through May 11, 2015.

The May Woodworker email contains the following items:
  • Watch the video - Kreg Jig K5 KR40005
  • Glidecoat Table/Tool Sealant 10.75 oz BOS1075
  • Cordless Precision Engraver GE50500
  • Behlen Slideez 4 oz B7501203
  • Re-Grip Tool Handles - NEW
  • Rabbeting Bit & Bearing Set W1955 - Sale $42.95

Friday, April 24, 2015

SawStop Promo - Last Chance!

SawStop Upgrade Promo ends April 30th
Visit us online to take advantage of this promotion before it expires! Or, stop by one of our four retail locations: Asheville, Hickory, Raleigh, or Winston-Salem.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Job Opening

Klingspor's Woodworking Shop in Hickory, has a Full-time Warehouse Clerk position opening in our Shipping/Receiving department. Visit us at to learn more.

This Month's Featured Item

This month's Featured Item & Promotions are:
  • (Featured Item) Zinsser Bulls Eye Amber Shellac Gallon ZR00701 - Sale $34.95

  • Badger Brushes Various Sizes - On Sale!

  • Ultra Sanding Pads S/C 10 PK Various Grits - Sale $7.95 per pack

  • Tack Cloth 12 PK TC00012

  • Box of Rags 5lb BC33010

Take advantage of the April Featured items @ Good thru 4.30.15.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Tea Pots - Customer Project

The two customer projects below were submitted by Nancy Brown. Thanks for sharing your talent with us Nancy!

Bradford Pear Tea Pot and matching cups painted
Cherry Tea Pot painted