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270 Rutledge Rd Unit A, Fletcher, NC 28732
828.687.3940
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Monday - Friday 8 AM - 6 PM | Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday 1 - 5 PM
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Pyrography Intro Class Sep 30th

Calendar of events

Turning Tuesdays
Every Tues
Demo
FREE

Turning Tuesdays
Wood turning demos
9 - 11 am

Turning Tuesdays
2nd Sat
Club
FREE

Western NC Woodworkers Association
Monthly Club Meeting
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Angry Giant Forge The upcoming June 10th meeting of the WNCWA (Western North Carolina Woodworkers Association) will host a blacksmithing demo by Jason Reddick (aka the Angry Giant). Jason will demo some basic blacksmithing with a portable gas forge in front of Klingspor's Woodworking Shop in Asheville. Public is invited! Angry Giant Forge
Turning an end grain cup Aug 1st
Aug 1
Demo
FREE

Turning an End Grain Cup
Demo
9 am - Noon

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Turning an end grain cup (on electric lathe) with Nate Chambers. This is a demo using green wood, likely a tree branch, to turn a cup from end grain. Finishing technique will also discussed and shown, including optional milk paint on exterior.
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Woodturning 101 Aug 5th
Aug 5
Class
$90

Woodturning 101
Class
9 am - 4 pm

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Class Topics will cover basic information about Lathes, Tool Types and uses, Safety, Tool Sharpening, Finishing Techniques as well as other potential projects that can be done.

Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Provided.
Hands on Project: turning and finishing a small bowl.
Cost: $90.00 in advance.
Instructors: Fred Lindsay and Jim Miller

Pyrography Intro August 26th
Aug 26
Class
$85

Pyrography Intro
Paid Class
9:30 am - 5 pm

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Pyrography (Woodburning): Hands-On Introduction

Saturday, August 26, 2017, 9:30am - 5:00pm

Cost: $85 (includes materials)

Instructor: Michele Parsons, frequent author for Fox Chapel Publishing's Pyrography magazine and pyrography instructor for the International Woodcarving Congress, Fox Chapel Publishing Open House, and Southeastern Woodcarving School. In this class, you will learn basic pyrography (woodburning) techniques to add interest to your wood projects. This is not woodburning like you may have learned in scouts. Instead, it is very detailed, similar to a pen and ink drawing, yet easy to learn. If you can trace lines, you can create a drawing using this burning technique. Even students that say they can't draw a stick figure have been very pleased with their class accomplishments.

In the morning session of this class, you will learn about different types of equipment, basic pen tips, safety, selecting and preparing your wood, transferring a pattern, coloring and finishing. You'll then use the basic pens to practice woodburning techniques. After we break for lunch for an hour, you'll spend the afternoon session of the class following along with Michele to create your first pyrographic masterpiece on wood.

Class size is limited to 10 students. Bring your enthusiasm, variable temperature woodburning equipment and pens (some equipment is available for loan on a first-come basis requested upon registration and equipment will be available for purchase), and a pencil/pen.

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Please visit Michele's website at:
http://www.pyrographystore.com/
Spring Pole Lathe Sep 5
Sep 5
Demo
FREE

Spring Pole Lathe
Demo
9 am - Noon

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Nate Chambers will demonstrate turning bowls and pots on the traditional and historical Spring Pole Lathe. Foot Power only! Includes historical info about the original lathe, and how to design and build one of your own. Nate's tools are hand forged by Marion, NC blacksmith, Jason Lonan.
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Pen Turning Class September 16
Sep 16
Class
$65

Pen Turning
Class
9 am - 12 pm

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Sign up to join this beginning pen turning class. Each person will be able to turn a wooden ballpoint pen. The class will cover the basics of turning a pen on a wood lathe. We will be turning a Soft Grip Ballpoint Chrome Pen. That is Klingspor #BE60073 (see image below). Class members will learn the following:
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  • How to prepare a pen blank for turning
  • What tools are used to turn a pen
  • The options for creating a durable finish on your pen
  • The basics of safely turning on the lathe
Spring Pole Lathe Sep 5
Sep 23-24
Class
$175

Chip Carved Borders
Class
9 am - 5 pm

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Chip Carved Borders and Calligraphy

Instructor: Bill Johnson - Professional Chip Carver and Instructor

Prerequisites: Prior experience with Chip Carving is required.

The class project will focus on border designs and lettering/calligraphy. There will be two or three design choices to choose from. Please see the footnote (**) for information about the picture frames themselves.

**The "blank" frames (not pictured above) are handmade using the finest quality Northern Wisconsin grown Basswood from Heinecke Wood Products. Each frame component is cut to length, mitered, rabbeted to hold a 4" x 6" photo, and then glued and clamped using specialized splined miter joints.
Woodturning Basics 101 October 21
Oct 21
Class
$95

Woodturning 101 Basics
Class
9 am - 4 pm

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Saturday, October 21st, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Skill Level: Beginner
Class Size: 6
Tools Provided. (bring face shield if you have it)
Hands on Project: turning and finishing a small bowl.
Cost: $95.00 in advance.
Instructors: Fred Lindsay and Jim Miller

Class Topics will cover basic information about Lathes, Tool Types and uses, Safety, Tool Sharpening, Finishing Techniques as well as other potential projects that can be done.

Students complete the class with their own finished bowl to take home.

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Asheville's Turning Tuesday - lots of new faces
Asheville Turning Tuesday July 25th

customer feedback I just wanted to say thank you to Klingspor's Woodworking Shop of Asheville for hosting the class this weekend with Bill Johnson. Bill Johnson is a Professional Chip Carver and in my opinion, an excellent instructor. I was looking forward to taking this class for over a month. The class went well beyond all of my expectations and more. I'm new to the carving world and have only taken a 2 hour chip carving class prior to taking Bill's class. It was an excellent instruction from Bill on chip carving. Bill took us from a short history of chip carving, sharpening the knife, learning how to hold the knife, to the tools used in creating a chip carving, and finally to practicing some techniques of chip carving. At the end of the second day of class we had a finished a project to take home.

Thank you again, to Klingspor's Woodworking Shop for hosting the Chip Carving class with Bill Johnson. Kudos also goes to Klingspor for making sure the supplies were there for taking the class and for all that you do to put the class together. Everyone who works at Klingspor's Woodworking Shop in Asheville is so nice to deal with. I just love this store. Thank you to Bill Johnson for all he did to provide great instruction on Chip Carving. If you ever have the desire to learn Chip Carving Bill Johnson is the best.

Janice, Landrum, SC

Products

  • Abrasives (sandpaper, sanding discs, sanding belts, sanding pads)
  • Bits & Blades for routers, drills, band saws, table saws etc.
  • Books & DVD's on all types of woodworking projects and plans
  • Carving & Turning tools
  • Cabinet making tools, supplies, books and plans
  • Finishing supplies, books and restore products
  • Hardware fasteners, hinges and screws
  • Power Tools, Machinery, Dust Collection machinery, hoses and fittings, Sharpening stones, tools and machinery
  • Safety products, Woods – common and exotic