Monday, August 24, 2015

Build a guitar with Jack Hastings

When: October 18 - 24, 2015
Where:  Warren Wilson College
Cost: $1,600 (1,200 per student and $400 for materials)
Additional Info: Build a custom Martin D-18-style guitar with pre-war forward shifted bracing or a Martin 000-18 style with slotted headstock and 12 frets

Learn more about this class by visiting this link online:

About Jack Hastings:
Jack is a member of various woodworking organizations, including the Carolina Mountain Woodturners, the Furniture Society, the Guild of American Luthiers, and the Society of American Period Furniture Makers.

Learn more about Jack Hastings by visiting him online:

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Two Exciting Asheville Store Classes

Don't miss out on two new exciting classes being offered at the Asheville store in September!

Special Turning Tuesday - September 1st (9 - 11 am):

Store employee, Jack Hastings will be doing a special Platter Turning demonstration using both Purple Heart and Basswood blanks. Jack is an accomplished woodworker, Windsor Chair maker and Luthier. The demo will include instruction about Blank creation, turning the Platters and decorating/finishing the Platters. 

Woodturning Basics 101 - September 5th (9 am - 4 pm):

Registration is now full 

Skill level: Beginner |  Class Size: 6  |  Tools provided.  Class size is limited. Students complete the class with their own finished bowl to take home. 

Learn more about these classes, get directions to the Asheville store, and more by visiting us online @

Monday, August 17, 2015

This Month's Featured Item

This month's featured item the Sandboss Kit!
  • Sandboss Kit (SB-Kit)HT50000 - Featured Item
  • Mac Mop 120 Grit 7 x 2 w/Spindle MM07202
  • Slotted Mandrel 4" x 1/4" CL42500
  • Radial Bristle 3/4" 220 Grit 6 PK FO45136
  • Sanding Star 1/4" Shank 220 Grit DY93171

Thursday, August 13, 2015

FREE Shipping - Limited Time!

Everyone wants to SAVE MONEY! Visit us online @ for FREE SHIPPING thru August 31, 2015.

Use coupon code 08SHIP2015 at checkout. Minimum purchase $40 to qualify. Excludes items with additional shipping charges due to weight or size.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Jon's Story

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

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Customer Project

Thanks to John Elmy for his customer project submission!

The pen is turned in Myrtlewood. Also used in the process was Klingspor sandpaper and EEE Ultra Shine Paste Wax with Shellawax.

Click on the image to see it larger

Submit your customer project today by visiting us online @

Tuesday, June 9, 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 @

Monday, June 1, 2015

Turning Tuesdays Begins June 2nd!

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.

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 @

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

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A Spoon Tutorial