Friday, July 22, 2016

Freud Sale!

Freud tools, sale, promotions, woodworking

Freud products will be on sale 15% off companywide FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY - 22nd, 23rd, 24th. Shop online @

Western NC Woodcrafters will present Eddie Ellis of FREUD America on Saturday 23rd from 9:30 am to Noon at the Hickory Location! Come learn WHY FREUD?

Monday, July 18, 2016

Asheville Store Upcoming Events!

Mark your calendars for these upcoming classes and demos at Klingspor's Woodworking Shop Asheville!

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

Veneering Demo
July 23rd
9:30 - 11 am
Vacuum bag veneering presented by Jim Miller and the Asheville Klingspor's Woodworking Shop...Vacuum bag veneering is just one of many ways to apply wood veneer to a woodworking project. We will be using a traditional system with an electric vacuum pump and a veneering system that uses a hand operated pump.

Pyrography Class
July 30th
9:30 am - 5 pm
In this class, you will learn basic pyrography (woodburning) techniques to add interest to your wood projects. Instructor will be Michele Parsons, author for Fox Chapel Publishing's Pyrography magazine and pyrography instructor for the 2016 International Woodcarving Congress, 2016 Fox Chapel Publishing Open House, and 2016 Southeastern Woodcarving School.

Abrasives from A-Z
Western NC Woodworkers Club Meeting
August 13th
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Understanding how and why to use sandpaper can be a tricky. Klingspor's Woodworking Shop has just the answers you're looking for! Stop by Saturday Aug 13th to find out what are the best products to use when you need to finish your project. We'll have a demonstration using a random orbital sander to achieve the perfect finish. Examples will be on display of correct and incorrect sanding techniques. If you ever wanted to know, but not sure where to ask about abrasives, this is a great opportunity to get your questions answered!

Monday, July 11, 2016

SAVE on the Sandboss Kit & More!

Woodworking Woodturning Wood turning Woodcarving Wood carving Sandpaper Abrasives

This month's featured item is the Sandboss Kit (Item # HT50000) Sale $89.95

Other GREAT Featured Items:
  • 7" Mac Mops w/Spindle (Various Item #'s) Sale $34.95 each
  • Sanding Stars  -  (Various Item #'s) Sale $9.95 each
  • Slotted Mandrel (Item # CL42500)
  • Radial Bristle 220 Grit 6pk  (Item # FO45136)

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

$15 Cash Back MicroJig!

Woodworking Microjig Tablesaws Table saws Woodturning Wood turning Woodcarving Wood carving July Promotions

Purchase an MJ Splitter Steel Pro Kit 1/8" (Item #MJ20004) or Splitter Steel Pro Thin Kerf (Item #MJ20005), and receive $15 via mail-in rebate from MicroJig.  Shop Now!

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

Monday, August 10, 2015

Jon's Story

Read about Jon Kraus - his love of woodworking - his story.