Monday, April 21, 2014

Woodcrafters' Meeting April 26th

Marquetry to be topic of Woodcrafters' Meeting
Bonnie Richardson from Germanton, NC, a skilled craft person in the art of marquetry will offer her second presentation about this art at the April 26, 9:30 a.m. Meeting of the Western Piedmont Woodcrafters.

Marquetry is a decorative inlay in which elaborate patterns are formed by the insertion of pieces of material(as wood, shell or ivory) into a wood veneer that is then applied to a surface (as a piece of furniture). Bonnie will demonstrate this technique and the use of various tools, art work and photos used in this process. This will be an expanded version of her presentation last year.

This meeting will be held at Klingspor's Woodworking Shop in Hickory, NC. Please feel free to join them! Visit the Hickory store online for directions and more @

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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.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

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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!

Monday, March 3, 2014

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

How to Build a Turkey Call

Monday, February 10, 2014 Benefit Auction

Charlie Stickney created a beautiful segmented vase and donated it to the site for a benefit auction.

Visit here to see the work

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This work of art is turned out of 1,105 individual pieces of sapele, cherry, and maple and stands 18" tall by 12" in diameter.

Please take a look and bid, all proceeds help to fund NCWW's ongoing mission!

The membership process is fairly simple, just go to and when prompted fill out the form. As long as the person is from NC, SC VA, TN or other surrounding states, they will be automatically accepted for membership. They would then go to the classified ad section and the Vase is there to bid on or purchase at the Buy Me Now price of $5000.

If you do not want to join their site, please send your bid information to and enter a bid by proxy.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Bird & Duck Carving-Decorative

Learn the process of taking a block of wood and carving, sanding, and painting it into a lifelike bird or duck. The dates for the class are January 15-March 5, 2013. Class meets in the basement of the Newton Recreation Center in Newton, NC. CVCC requires a minimum of 10 students, with a maximum of 15. Gene and Beth Parham are the instructors. This is a great class for either beginners or advanced students. Class will meet each Wednesday for 8 weeks. Cost is $50.00 (Catawba Valley Community College fee) plus the wood blank and feet/eyes. You can pre-register through Catawba Valley Community College or the first night of class. Contact Beth via email for more info.