Monday, July 21, 2014

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Western Piedmont Woodcrafters July Club Meeting


What's in a 19th century carpenter's tool chest? is the topic for the July 26, 9:30 a.m. meeting of the Western Piedmont Woodcrafters Club meeting at Klingspor's Woodworking Shop, Hickory, NC. Club member Bob Sauer, user and collector of antique hand tools, is the presenter.

Sauer is a retired (DuPont and Owens-Corning Fiberglas) organic chemist who has been reproducing 18th and 19th century American antiques and restoring 19th century furniture for his own use since about 1964. He has collected a wide variety of antique hand tools for use and because they “called” to him. Sauer joined Western Piedmont Woodcrafters in 2005 after moving to Hickory from central Ohio. He has served WPW as Vice President, President and has been Secretary/Treasurer since 2011.

Sauer notes that 18th century carpenter's tools consisted mostly of those made of wood with iron blades often made by blacksmiths. The 19th century, however, was a transitional period in which some of the tools were nearly identical with those of the 18th century. But starting around 1830 with the coming of the industrial revolution, metal bodied tools began to appear. So the carpenter’s tool chest of the 19th century probably contained a mix of tool types, depending on whether he was working early or late in that period.

As an amateur woodworker for nearly 50 years who started out working with hand tools and was inspired by his grandfather, also an amateur woodworker born in 1870, Sauer has collected woodworking tools that turn out to have spanned that time period. The program will let the audience handle some of those tools and some of them will be used to attempt to demonstrate what the "old timers" had to do to shape a piece of wood.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Customer Project

Nicely crafted customer project by Bob Schleicher of Maiden, NC. You may click the image to see it larger.

Monday, July 7, 2014

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Thanks to our Veterans & Active Service Members!

Klingspor's Woodworking Shop would like to express a BIG Thank You to all our Veterans and Active Service Members of the military! Veterans and Active Service Members of the military receive a 10% discount when shopping with us.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Customer Project

Sam Stitcher turned this beautiful candle holder. He purchased the laminated wood from Klingspor's Woodworking Shop in Winston-Salem. He turned it on a small lathe and finished it with Formby's Tung Oil Varnish. The dimensions are 2.8" diameter and 3" high. It can hold a tealight or votive candle.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Press Release Mark Gardner

Western North Carolina woodworker, Mark Gardner will demonstrate bowl turning and large scale sculptural carving using chainsaws, grinders, and hand tools as well as discuss his personal experiences as a professional craftsman from 12 a.m. to 4 p.m. , April 18th, in Western Piedmont Community College’s Professional Crafts: Wood Studio, room J-20. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Gardner was introduced to woodworking as a young child and by sixteen enrolled in a furniture making class at the University of Cincinnati. Gardner began wood turning in high school and after years of struggle, received a strong foundation under the tutelage of John Jordan at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. “Furniture making is a slow process, and the immediacy of turning was very attractive to me” said Gardner.

Gardner’s lathe work is based on the fundamental concept that the lathe is a tool for carving as opposed to a tool only used to make symmetrical objects. Over the years, his methods shifted from purely straight forward lathe work to adding direct methods such as chainsaws, power planers and grinders. Gardner credits the fast pace lathe and power tools to his ability to work fast and allow ideas to develop quickly. Gardner’s work is inspired by Oceanic and African art. He works primarily in green wood and compares picking the perfect piece of wood similar to using found objects to make sculpture. “I may have an idea for a piece and have to let it sit in a sketchbook until the right piece of wood appears. In other cases, a piece of wood, its size and proportions, may suggest a particular approach to me and send me off in a whole new direction.”

Gardner teaches workshops at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Tennessee, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Colorado, Penland School of Crafts and John C Campbell Folk School, North Carolina. His work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and is part of several permanent collections including the Museum of Fine Art, Houston Texas, Art Museum of Art and Design, New York, New York, and the Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton Maine.

On Friday, April 18th, examples will begin his workshop with a presentation in the College’s Moore Hall Auditorium beginning at 12:00. Carving demonstrations will follow in Western Piedmont Community College’s Professional Crafts: Wood Studio, room J-20 from 1:00-4:00 P.M. The event is open and free to the public. To view more of Gardner’s work, you may visit For more information about this event and woodworking classes, contact Professional Crafts Coordinator, Courtney Long, 828-448-3552.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Club Quilt

This was made by members (on carved block) of the NC Woodcarving Association in Raleigh, NC Made for raffle as a fund raiser for the club. Raffle to be held at the NC Woodcarving Show @ Klingspor's Woodworking Shop Raleigh on March 15th, 2014 Must be in attendance at show to buy raffle tickets. Click on the images to see them larger!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

How to Build a Turkey Call