Thursday, August 21, 2014

2014 NC Woodworking Showcase

2014 NC Woodworking Showcase Sep 6, 2014
Don't miss the 2014 NC Woodworking Showcase held at Klingspor's Woodworking Shop in Raleigh on September 6th! Below are some of the highlights of the event:
  • A friendly competition among woodworkers of all skill levels
  • Event is free to woodworkers age 18 and under
  • Jet/Powermatic deals
  • Trend Specials with James Barry helping you learn to sharpen
  • Worksharp demos all day

Also- visit NC Woodworker.net online about 7 gorgeous wood slabs that will be auctioned in September at Klingspor's Woodworking Shop in Raleigh!

Learn more about this event by visiting the Raleigh store online @ http://www.woodworkingshop.com/raleigh/

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Knot House of Dubois

Do you enjoy unique beauty built with skilled craftsmanship? If you answered yes, then you should visit, The Knot House of Dubois. There you will find artistic services with offerings in Wood Intarsia, Handcrafted Dog Portrait Leash Holder, Cornhole Boards, and Home D├ęcor. It is worth a visit to either the Knot House's Facebook page or website.

Visit The Knot House of Dubois online @
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theknothouseofdubois
Website: http://www.theknothouseofdubois.com/

Monday, August 18, 2014

Bend It - Flaunt It!

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Taunton is August's Sponsor for Klingspor's Woodworking Shop's 25th Anniversary Truck Giveaway! http://www.woodworkingshop.com/25anniversary/
Bend It - Flaunt It!
  • Wood Bending Made Simple Book w/DVD TP52497 - Sale $14.97
  • Wood Bending Steam Generator EA77000 Only $69.99

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Good through August 31, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

August Meeting-Western Piedmont Woodcrafters

Band Saw Lumber Mill is Woodcrafters Club Topic

Demonstration of a horizontal band saw lumber mill will be the program for the August 23, 9:30 a.m. Meeting of the Western Piedmont Woodcrafters Club. This meeting will be held on the property of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 4220 County Home Rd, Conover, NC.

Club member Bob Shoffner, a retired Lutheran pastor and lifelong woodworking hobbyist, will demonstrate the use of his Woodmizer band saw lumber mill. Shoffner has owned the mill for almost 3 years and uses it primarily for sawing lumber on family owned property.

Following the program the Woodcrafters Club will provide a lunch of hot dogs and hamburgers prepared on site and beverages. The public is invited to the meeting and all attendees are invited to bring a dish of food to share if they can. Attendees are also invited to bring lawn chairs for seating.

In case of rain the meeting will still be held but in the Mt. Zion Church Fellowship Hall and the program will be a sharing of woodworking tips by attendees.

Visit the Western Piedmont Woodcrafters online @ http://www.wpwoodcrafters.org

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Observer News Enterprise Carving Article

Pick up a Wednesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county and read about, Carving culture in the Catawba Valley. Here is a link to the article: http://www.observernewsonline.com/content/carving-culture-catawba-valley.

Monday, August 11, 2014

SAVE on Taunton Press Books & DVD's

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Monday, August 4, 2014

The August Woodworker is Here!

August Woodworker Items
The August Woodworker Promotions are:
  • *Outdoor Wood Projects TP38082 - Sale $13.17
  • *French Polishing TP36729 - Sale $10.77
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Take advantage of the August Woodworker items @ woodworkingshop.com. Sales on Taunton Press items are good through 8.31.14. All other sale items are good through 8.18.14.

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.

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.

Visit us online to browse our products, watch videos, grab more information on woodworking related products, and more! http://www.woodworkingshop.com

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 www.markgardnerstudio.com. For more information about this event and woodworking classes, contact Professional Crafts Coordinator, Courtney Long, 828-448-3552.