Asheville, NC Store

Asheville Store
270 Rutledge Rd Unit A, Fletcher, NC 28732
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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

Turning Tuesdays
Wood turning demos
9 - 11 am

Turning Tuesdays
2nd Sat

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

Anniversary Celebration Sale
Sep 6-9

Anniversary Sale
Store Hours

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Help celebrate the Cary Store Anniversary!
Anniversary Sale September 6-9 (Regular Store Hours)
25% OFF All Books;20% OFF All Klingspor Router Bits, Sablades & Sandpaper;15% OFF Jet and Powermatic, Rikon, Freud and Trend* (*excluding Airshield and Accessories);10% OFF* Laguna & Almost Everything Else in the Store (*Excluding 12/16 Lathe and Accessories / Festool and Sawstop)
Beginners Wood Carving class
Nov 16

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

Chip Carving
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

Finishing Chip Carving
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 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.

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


  • 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