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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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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

Chip Carving Fundamentals
May 4
Class
$150

Chip Carving Fundamentals
Class
9 am - 5 pm

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Project in 3 stages:
Ready-to-Carve, Carved, Completed and Stained

SKILL LEVEL: Novice / Beginner / Refresher

PREREQUISITES: No woodcarving experience needed. Individuals with prior training and/or experience, who want a refresher on chip carving fundamentals, will also benefit.

DESCRIPTION: Students will learn the foundational skills and techniques of this decorative art form. People often say, "I could never do that" when seeing a Chip Carved piece. Arguably, it's the easiest of all woodcarving styles to learn.

HISTORY: Chip Carving has been done for centuries, originating in Northern Europe, as a way to add beauty and personalize handmade wooden objects ranging from architectural building components to kitchen cabinet doors and other household items like cookie presses, decorative plates and bowls _ even wooden shoes.

Instructor: Bill Johnson operates under the name of Carolina Mountain Reefs. His mentor was Wayne Barton, and one trip to his website will show the result of many years of experience and study. His carvings are consistently top award winners in any show he enters.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Each student will learn how to sharpen, properly hold, and "make cuts" using a Wayne Barton chip carving knife supplied for class use. Applying important techniques like, "reading the wood's grain", Students will learn to carve two-sided (canoe-shaped) and three-sided (triangle-shaped) "chips" and how to use them in various patterns, borders, and rosettes, and then apply these new skills to complete one or more Ready-to-Carve coasters.

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES: The Instructor will provide, for Class use, everything needed including; 1) Knives 2) Measuring, design, and layout tools 3) Pattern transfer paper, pencils, and erasers, and 4) Finishing products as needed. Wayne Barton Premier Cutting Knives and Stab Knives are available for purchase at the Store, for students who wish to carve with their own.

COSTS: Tuition of $150 for one fun and intensive day of carving is due at the time of registration to assure a place in the Class. Ready-to-Carve Study Boards and Coasters are provided by the Store at a total cost of $25.

REGISTRATION by phone or in person:
Klingspor's Woodworking Shop
270 Rutledge Rd Unit A
Fletcher NC 28732, NC
(828) 687-3940

Class Chip Carving Fundamentals
Pyrography
May 18-19
Class
$130

Pyrography (Woodburning)
Class
9:30 am - 5pm

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Pyrography (Woodburning): 2-Day Class
Klingspor's Woodworking Shop (Asheville, NC)
May 18-19, 2019 (Saturday-Sunday), 9:30am - 5:00pm
Cost: $130 (includes materials, handouts, and pattern)
Instructor: Michele Parsons is a professional pyrography artist and author for Fox Chapel Publishing's Pyrography magazine and Big Book of Pyrography Projects. She is also a pyrography instructor for the International Woodcarving Congress, Southeastern Woodcarving School, and various regional clubs.

In this class you will learn how to woodburn and/or expand your knowledge and experience using variable-temperature woodburning tools while creating an in-depth woodburning project under the guidance of a skilled instructor.

We will be using patterns in this class, so you do not need to know how to draw. Students will pick from a selection of wildlife, landscape, or portrait patterns that challenge their particular skill level. Michele wants students to work on subjects that they find interesting and is open to students sending her a picture they want to burn in advance of the class so Michele can make the pattern for them.

At the beginning of class, Michele will discuss various aspects of burning the patterns that the students are working on. Then students that are new to woodburning (and those that want a refresher) will be guided through the basic information about woodburning while advanced students move on to start their project. Basic information about woodburning includes safety, wood selection and preparation, equipment selection and care, burning techniques with different types of pens, transferring patterns, correcting mistakes, adding color and finishes. While students are working on their class project, Michele will toggle between demonstrating techniques for burning an area of the pattern with students burning that area on their project board.

Note to interested woodcarvers/woodworkers: This class will teach you woodburning skills that are best to master on a flat surface before you start woodburning round/carved pieces. Michele's teaching style is to explain and demonstrate techniques on a group and individual student basis. Michele does not work directly on your project. Instead, she offers instruction and guidance showing you on a sample board so that you learn from doing it yourself and can take pride and ownership in the project when it is complete.

Class size is limited to 12 students. Bring your enthusiasm, variable temperature woodburning equipment and woodburning pens, and a pencil/pen. For a complete detailed list of equipment you'll need, see Michele's website at pyrographystore.com/class-supply-list.html and look under the Classes tab. If you do not have equipment, sign up for one of the loaner kits she has available on a first-requested basis. We will break for an hour for lunch each day (usually around noon). You can bring snacks, lunch, and drinks.

Spindle Turning
May 24
Class
$150

Spindle Turning
Class
9 am - 4 pm

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Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate
Class size: Three
Tools and all materials provided. (bring face shield if you have it)
Cost: $150 in advance

Instructor: Fred Lindsay
Fred specializes in woodturning. He has been trained by Masters from around the world over the last 25 years. His work has earned him 1st place in competitions in the categories of woodturning and furniture making. His wood art is normally one of a kind. He is retired and lives in Hendersonville, NC.

Description:
We offer this hands-on class because it is the best way to learn woodturning. Morning session will cover lathe safety and operation and traditional tool use. You will then learn and practice doing beads and coves, pummels, tapers, roughing down spindle, etc… In the afternoon, you will do your own spindle turning project such as the small box shown in the photo.

Turned box
Woodturning 101 Basics
May 25
Class
$120

Woodturning 101 Basics
Class
9 am - 4 pm

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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: $120.00 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.

Spindle Turning
June 28
Class
$150

Spindle Turning
Class
9 am - 4 pm

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Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate
Class size: Two each with own lathe to work on
Tools and all materials provided. (bring face shield if you have it)
Cost: $150 in advance

Instructor: Fred Lindsay
Fred specializes in woodturning. He has been trained by Masters from around the world over the last 25 years. His work has earned him 1st place in competitions in the categories of woodturning and furniture making. His wood art is normally one of a kind. He is retired and lives in Hendersonville, NC.

Description:
We offer this hands-on class because it is the best way to learn woodturning. Morning session will cover lathe safety and operation and traditional tool use. You will then learn and practice doing beads and coves, pummels, tapers, roughing down spindle, etc… In the afternoon, you will do your own spindle turning project such as the small box shown in the photo.

Turned box
Woodturning 101 Basics
June 29
Class
$120

Woodturning 101 Basics
Class
9 am - 4 pm

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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: $120.00 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.

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Michele Parsons Class
Pyrography (Woodburning) 2 Day Class (May 2019) Taught by Michele Parsons

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