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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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All stores are closed on Thanksgiving Day
Grand Reopening Celebration Sale Dec. 7th-8th

Grand Reopening Sale
Saturday & Sunday, December 7th - 8th

10% OFF*

Almost everything else in the store (*Excluding Festool and Sawstop)

10% OFF

Powermatic, Rikon, Freud, Laguna* & Trend* (*Excludes Airshield and Accessories. *Excludes 12/16 Lathe and Accessories).

20% OFF

All Klingspor Router Bits, Sawblades, & Sandpaper.

25% OFF

All Books.

Save Big with a Kreg Jig Rebate

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

Beginners Wood Carving class
Nov 2
Club
FREE

Marquetarians of the Carolinas
Club Meeting
10 am - 2 pm

Beginners Wood Carving class
Nov 16
Class
$40

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

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On November 16th, 2019, WNC Wood Carvers Club will be having a Beginners Wood Carving class at Klingspor's Woodworking Shop, 270 Rutledge Road, Fletcher. 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 covers 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 and other Carving
Chip Carving
Nov 30
Class
$150

Chip Carving
Class
9 am - 5 pm

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Chip Carving with Bill Johnson

Saturday Nov 30, 2019 (9am–5pm)

Open Category

All Levels from Beginner to Advanced Chip Carvers are welcome.

Schedule: Class will begin promptly at 9am (early arrival is encouraged) on Saturday, November 30th, ending at 5pm.

Skill Level: All levels from Beginner to Advanced are welcome.

Class Size: Twelve (12) Students Maximum.

Description: Each student will review foundational Chip Carving skills and techniques, using pre-printed basswood “Review” Boards before moving on to Ready-to-Carve© project pieces available at the Klingspor Store.

Prerequisites: Each student will select an appropriate project piece for him/her self, after the instructor has carried-out a basic skills evaluation with each student, including; proper holding of a Chip Carving knife, reading the wood’s grain direction for the cleanest cuts, and a few exceptions based on the situation. Novices will, of course, require (and will receive) direct instruction. As more advanced Chip Carvers move on toward their project piece, Novices will receive basic training and, within an hour or two, will be able to start on a project blank as well.

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

Costs: Class Fee is $150.00. 50% is due at the time of registration.

Ready-to-Carve Project Blanks:
- 10% off Klingspor's in-store price on the day of the class
- Ready-to-Carve "blanks" (with 10% discount) range from $6.74 to $62.95

Materials and Supplies: Students will need a premium-quality Chip Carving knife. Wayne Barton's Premier Cutting Knives are preferred and are carried by all Klingspor's Woodworking Shops. Wayne Barton's Premier Stab Knives are also available for purchase at Klingspor. Examples of completed pieces, made from Ready-to-Carve "blanks" are featured in the image above and below.

Class Chip Carving Fundamentals
Chip Carving
Dec 1
Class
$75

Finishing Chip Carving
Class
1 - 5 pm

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Finishing Your Chip Carvings (and other work)

Instructor, Bill Johnson

Sunday, December 1, 2019 (1 - 5 pm)

Everyone is Welcome

Proven techniques for finishing Chip Carvings apply to many Carving styles

Schedule: Class will begin promptly at 1pm, when the Store opens on Sunday, December 1st, and will run until 5pm.

Description: This class is being offered in response to frequent requests from Chip Carvers, asking, "How do you get your finishes to come out that way?" Sometimes the answer is a question, "How do you go about finishing your pieces?" Commonly, the answer to that question is something like, "I use sanding sealer, but the stain is blotchy," or "I brush on polyurethane," and so on. The finish, or at least, planning for the finish, starts much earlier. This class will focus on what leads up to a great finish, as well as what is done during that stage, we generally refer to as "Finishing." We'll even talk about a term common among woodworkers – "Finishing the Finish." Many of the basic building blocks are the same in other styles of carving, and in woodworking. Attendees don't have to be Chip Carvers to benefit from this class.

Intended Audience: The Instructor, before being introduced to Chip Carving some 18 years ago, spent 25-30 years as a serious hobby woodworker. During that time, he focused much of his energy on the finishing phase of creating everything from knick-knacks to fine furniture. Later, he found that most of what he had learned during those years, also applies to the Chip Carved pieces he produces today, including the non-traditional "Sculptural Chip Carvings." As many of the basic building blocks are the same in other styles of carving, as well as woodworking, attendees do not have to be Chip Carvers to benefit.

Class Size: Twelve (12) Students Maximum

Prerequisites: Experience with woodcarving and/or woodworking.

Preparation: Visit carolinamountainreefs.com prior to the class and make note of specific questions related the pieces and their finishes, seen there.

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

Costs: Class Fee is $75.00. Minimum 50% deposit is due at the time of registration.

Materials and Supplies: Students are encouraged to bring examples of unfinished and finished work, including (especially) carvings that he or she are interested in applying finish to during class. Note: most finishing requires several days from start to finish, so please do not plan on arriving with an unfinished piece and expect to leave with all stages completed.

Spindle Turning
Dec 6
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
Dec 7
Class
$150

Woodturning 101 Basics
Class
9 am - 4 pm

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Saturday, December 7th - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Skill level: Beginner
Class size: Class limited to 3
Tools Provided. (bring face shield if you have it)
Hands on project: turning and finishing a small bowl.
Cost: $150.00 in advance.
Instructors: Fred Lindsay and Jim Miller/Jack Hastings

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.

Reopening Celebration Sale
Dec 7-8
Sale

Grand Reopening Sale
Sale
Store Hours

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Regular store hours Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 1-5.

10% OFF* Almost everything else in the store (*Excluding Festool and Sawstop). 10% OFF Powermatic, Rikon, Freud, Laguna* & Trend* (*Excludes Airshield and Accessories. *Excludes 12/16 Lathe and Accessories). 20% OFF All Klingspor Router Bits, Sawblades, & Sandpaper. 25% OFF All Books.

Pyrography
Jan 18-19
Class
$150

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

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January 18-19, 2020 (Saturday-Sunday), 9:30am – 5:00pm

Class Size: 12 students. Hurry to register before the class is filled!

Class Cost: $150 paid to Klingspor’s Woodworking Shop

Materials Cost: $30 (includes materials, handouts, and pattern) paid to instructor when class starts

Instructor: Michele Parsons is a professional pyrography artist and author for Fox Chapel Publishing's Pyrography magazine, Leather Pyrography book and the Big Book of Pyrography Projects. She is also a pyrography instructor for the International Woodcarving Congress, Southeastern Woodcarving School, the American Woodcarving School, and various regional clubs.

What to bring to class: Bring your enthusiasm, variable temperature woodburning equipment and woodburning pens, materials money, and a pencil/pen. For a complete detailed list of equipment you’ll need, see Michele’s website at www.ParsonsWoodArtistry.com 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.

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.

Leather Option: If you want to burn leather instead of wood in this class, contact Michele at least 4 days advance of the class. There will be an additional materials cost of $20 for the leather, paid to the instructor when class starts.

Spindle Turning
Jan 25
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
Jan 26
Class
$150

Woodturning 101 Basics
Class
9 am - 4 pm

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Saturday, January 26, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Skill level: Beginner
Class size: Class limited to 3
Tools Provided. (bring face shield if you have it)
Hands on project: turning and finishing a small bowl.
Cost: $150.00 in advance.
Instructors: Fred Lindsay and Jim Miller/Jack Hastings

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

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