We have job opening opportunities at Klingspor's Woodworking Shop! If you are interested or know of someone who might be interested, please visit our website for further details @ http://www.woodworkingshop.com/careers/.
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Don't forget the upcoming 2014 NC Woodworking Showcase that will be held at Klingspor's Woodworking Shop in Raleigh on September 6th. Learn more by visiting the Raleigh store online @ http://www.woodworkingshop.com/raleigh/
Mark your calendars for the 14th Annual Woodworking Extravaganza coming up in October. The Extravaganza will be held at the Hickory Metro Convention Center October 17-18. Learn more by visiting the Extravaganza page @ http://www.woodworkingshop.com/extravaganza/
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 Décor. It is worth a visit to either the Knot House's Facebook page or website.
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.
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.
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.
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!