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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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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 5-6
Class
$185

Chip Carving Fundamentals
Paid Class
9 am - 5 pm

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Skill level: Novice/Beginner

Class size: Six (6) students minimum; Ten (10) students maximum

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.

Accomplishments: Each student will learn proper knife sharpening, knife holding techniques, and how to "read" grain direction. Using the included basswood Study Board*, 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. More challenging forms will be added, including; leaves and flowers, grids, and lettering. Finally, we'll begin work on the Ready-to-Carve™ Four-Seasons Story Board.

Registration: By phone or in person: Klingspor's Woodworking Shop, 270 Rutledge Road, Fletcher, NC, (828) 687-3940.

Costs:
- Tuition $185 (includes Study Board)*. A deposit of $80 is due at the time of registration
- Ready-to-Carve™ Four Seasons Story Board; $16.00

Materials and supplies: The instructor will provide everything needed for class use including; 1) Wayne Barton Premier Cutting Knife and Premier Stab Knife 2) Measuring, design, and layout tools 3) Pattern transfer paper, pencils, and erasers, and 4) Finishing products as needed. Knives and transfer paper are also available for purchase at Klingspor.
Chip Carving
Woodturning Basics 101
May 19
Class
$105

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: $105.00 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. Minimum age 14 with parental support.
Pyrography Intro
May 26
Class
$95

Drawing with Fire
Paid Class
9:30 am - 5 pm

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Pyrography (Woodburning): Hands-On Introduction
Saturday, May 26, 2018, 9:30am - 5:00pm
Cost: $95 (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 12 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.

Please visit Michele's website @
pyrographystore.com
Woodturning Basics 101
Jun 23
Class
$105

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: $105.00 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. Minimum age 14 with parental support.
Advanced Chip Carve
Jun 29-Jul 1
Class
$290

Advanced Chip Carving
Paid Class
See Below

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Schedule: Class will begin promptly at 1pm (early arrival is encouraged) on Friday, June 29th and end at 5pm. Class times for Saturday and Sunday will be 9am to 5pm.

Skill Level: Intermediate / Advanced

Class Size: Six (6) Students Minimum; Ten (10) Students Maximum

Prerequisites: Prior Chip Carving experience required. Registrants should have sufficient training and/or experience in Chip Carving to feel confident enough to move on to the level of difficulty and detail found in these two project pieces.

Description: Students will review foundational Chip Carving skills and techniques, using a Ready-to-Carve study board, before moving on to one of the two projects pieces designed for this class.

Accomplishments: Each student will review and demonstrate knife sharpening. Prior to beginning work on one of the project pieces, each Student will be asked to demonstrate his or her mastery of sharpening by

  1. Producing a perfect blade tip (no nicks, flats, spurs, or missed areas of polishing) as well as
  2. Maintaining a perfect blade edge. The same criteria apply. A review and discussion of knife holding techniques, and reading grain direction will also take place. Finally, each student will be given an opportunity, following an instructor-lead presentation, to apply finish to his or her project, if completed.

Registration by phone or in person: Klingspor's Woodworking Shop, 270 Rutledge Road, Fletcher, NC, (828) 687-3940.

Costs:
Tuition $ 290 Plus Project blank choice below. (includes Study Board @ $12.50 value)
A $100 deposit is due at the time of registration.
Cost of Project Blanks (Select one of two choices for class time project):
Ready-to-Carve™ Tall Desk Clock, $35.00 ($47.00 Value)* Ready-to-Carve™ Sampler Plate, $20.00 ($25.00 Value) *Clock Inserts Available; $14.00 for Vintage Style, $7.50 for Contemporary Style.

Materials and Supplies: The instructor will provide everything needed for class use including; 1) Wayne Barton Premier Cutting Knife and Premier Stab Knife 2) Measuring, design, and layout tools 3) Pattern transfer paper, pencils, and erasers, and 4) Finishing products as needed. Knives are also available for purchase at Klingspor's Woodworking Shop.

Clock
Finished "Tall Desk Clock" with Vintage Clock Face

Platter
Partially carved "10inch Basswood Sampler Plate"
Beginners Wood Carving class
July 21
Class
$40

Beginners Wood Carving
Paid Class
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

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On July 21, 2018, WNC Wood Carvers Club will be having a Beginners Wood Carving class at Klingspor's Woodworking Shop, 270 Rutledge Road, Fletcher, NC.

Class will start at 9:30 am and end at 3:30 pm. The cost is $40.00 to be paid at time of class. The cost includes a carving knife, carving glove, thumb guard and a project carving blank.

Please sign up at the store. Payment will be taken the day of the class, paid directly to the WNC Wood Carvers Club. Class size is limited to 12, so it will be first-come-first-serve. Come and have a great time learning a great skill. Asheville Store Carved Boot

Minimum age 14 with parental support.

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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

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