Monday, September 12, 2016

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Upcoming Raleigh Store Classes

Mark your calendars for these upcoming classes at Klingspor's Woodworking Shop Raleigh!

Learn more about these upcoming events or obtain directions and more by visiting the Raleigh store online @

Introduction to Woodturning
October 8th
9 am - 5 pm
Instructor: Meryl Valnes
This class covers all of the fundamentals of woodturning and should be taken before other turning classes. You will learn all about the machines, the tools and the techniques first so that you can fully enjoy finding your own way without the frustrations that many beginning wood turners experience. Projects will include a mallet and a pen.

Introduction to Bowl Turning
November 5th
9 am - 4 pm
Instructor: Meryl Valnes
In this hands-on class, you will turn a wooden bowl on the lathe. Emphasis will be on developing the proper skills for getting excellent results every time. If time permits, a natural edge bowl will be turned as well. Tool selection, use, and sharpening are all covered. Includes bowl blank.

Intro to Woodcarving
November 12th
9 am - 5 pm
Instructor: Paul Rolfe
This class covers all of the basics. It begins with a brief discussion of all of the different types of woodcarving tools, woods to use and styles of carving. Students will then carve a project and experience first hand how to use knives and gouges properly and safely. Students 11 years old and up are welcome however some youngsters may benefit from having an adult taking the class with them.

Turning a Lover's Tree
November 19th
9 am - 5 pm
Instructor: Meryl Valnes
Turning a Lover's Tree (A captive ring Christmas tree) - This class will cover how to make a Lover's Tree. A basic knowledge of spindle turning is required. You can bring your own spindle tools if you wish. A special tool will be provided and instructions on how to make it will be given to each student. A face shield or safety glasses are required. All material will be furnished. Class size is limited to 4 students.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Job Opening

Klingspor's Woodworking Shop in Hickory, has a Full-time Sales Associate position opening. Visit us at to learn more.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Fine Woodworking Magazine Offer

A Special Offer for Klingspor's Woodworking Shop Customers!

*FWSAVE10 is valid only in the U.S. and Canada and cannot be combined with any other offer or applied to product bundles, online memberships, online classes, or prior purchases. Offer Ends 12/31/2016 at 11:59PM ET. This offer is for a limited time and subject to change.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Forged in Fire

On March 22nd, on the History Channel's episode of Forged In Fire, Jason Redick one of our good customers, won the $10,000 first prize. He is the owner of Angry Giant Forge, and the final challenge was to forge a Nepalese Kukri ( a large curved sword). He competed against 3 other blade smiths to advance to the finals versus one competitor. The show featured video from his forge right here in Fletcher, NC!

Monday, February 22, 2016

NEW Asheville Store Classes!

Visit the Asheville store online @ for contact information, directions, and more.

These classes have been added to the Asheville store calendar:

March 26 | Woodturning Basics

Instructors: Jack Hastings & Jim Miller. Class Topics will cover basic information about lathes, tool types and uses, safety, tool sharpening, finishing techniques as well as other potential projects that can be done. Students complete the class with their own finished bowl to take home. Class Size: 6. Tools provided. Cost: $75.00 in advance. 9 am - 4 pm.

April 2 | Beginning Woodcarving

A beginning carving class will be held at the new Klingspor Store sponsored by the Western North Carolina Carving Club. The cost will be $ 35.00, which includes a carving knife, carving glove/thumb guard and one carving project blank. The class will be held Saturday, April 2nd from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. The maximum class size is 15 carvers.

April 30 & May 1 | Chip Carving Fundamentals

Combined beginner/intermediate level class with Bill Johnson.

No prior woodcarving experience needed.

The Chip Carving style of woodcarving is a great choice for anyone who wants to personalize his or her work in a unique and attention-getting way. In this class, students who have had no prior Chip Carving experience will learn fundamental techniques that have been applied over many centuries to decorate everything from architectural building components to household items and wooden shoes. Bill will take each student, step-by-step through the processes of knife sharpening and holding, pattern layout, and how to make the essential two and three sided cuts (chips). For those with prior experience, he'll cover "free form" designs (leaves, flowers, etc.), grid work, and lettering.

Four (4) students minimum to hold the class. Eight (8) students maximum.

Tuition Cost: $155 for 2 days

Wood Cost:
One basswood study/practice board is included in tuition
Four 3-1/2" square coaster project blanks are included in tuition
An additional $10 cost-of-materials charge applies for students who choose the balancing bottle holder, instead of the four coasters, as his/her project

Deposit: $80 (At the time of registration)

Tools Required: Each student will supply his or her own chip carving knife. Wayne Barton Premier Chip Carving Knife preferred (available for purchase at Klingspor's Woodworking Shop).

Additional Materials and Supplies: Bill will provide (at additional no cost) the following items for use during class time: measuring tools, sharpening stones, design & layout tools, pattern transfer materials, and pencils and erasers, and finishing products (for use during class time).

Project: Based on each student's level of skill and confidence, he/she will choose one of the following two projects:
1) First time students may prefer to make the four coasters. Four 3.5" Square Coasters (several designs will be provided)
2) More experienced carvers may elect to make a balancing bottle holder. Balancing Bottle Holder (several designs will be provided). NOTE: An additional $10 cost-of-materials charge applies for students who choose the balancing bottle holder, instead of the four coasters, as his/her project.

Date: April 30-May 1, 2016 (2 days, 9am-5pm)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Maloof Rocker - Customer Project

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Walter loves building Maloof inspired rockers and has been making a few each year since he retired from teaching. This is a photo of a mesquite rocker with yellow heart accents and turquoise inlay with a mesquite natural edged side table.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Burial Urns for Veterans


The BURIAL URNS FOR VETERANS PROJECT, was initiated in 2015, here in North Carolina. The purpose of the project, is to insure every veteran, whose cremains are interred, in any State, or National Cemetery in North Carolina, is provided with a quality wooden burial urn.

When it was learned that many veterans cremains, were being interred in cardboard boxes, and in other even less honorable containers in North Carolina Veterans Cemeteries, members of, banded together, to make, and provide, free of charge, wooden burial urns.

Families of veterans who arrive at any of our N.C. State or National Veterans Cemeteries, bringing the cremains of a veteran for internment there, need only ask at the cemetery office prior to the time of internment, and a burial urn will be provided, free of charge, for your veteran's cremains. The cemetery staff may assist you in placing the ashes in the urn. members are proud to be able to provide this final act of respect and honor to those men and women, who have so selflessly, served our great nation to preserve our freedom.

Participating cemeteries in North Carolina

  • Salisbury National Cemetery, Salisbury  
  • Raleigh National Cemetery, Raleigh
  • Wilmington National Cemetery, Wilmington
  • Newbern National Cemetery, Newbern
  • Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery, Spring Lake
  • Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Jacksonville
  • Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Goldsboro     
  • Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Black Mountain                
Members of  presenting a burial urn to J. D. Whisnant, director of Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, for use in the BURIAL URNS FOR VETERANS PROJECT.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Roses in Hand - Customer Project

We thank Perry A. Reynolds for submitting this customer project to us! As you can see, this is a "Roses in Hand" wood carving. This wood carving was hand carved in basswood and painted in acrylics. It was also hand finished natural. 

You can submit your customer project to us by visiting