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Monday, October 13, 2014

Demo Schedule

Here is the 14th Annual Woodworking Extravaganza Demo Schedule! Just click here to download or view in your browser.

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Extravaganza Layout with Vendor Logos

We now have the layout for the 14th Annual Woodworking Extravaganza with Vendor logos for easier viewing.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

North Carolina Woodworker Demo Lineup

Friday, October 17th 10:00AM Whittling demo on how to make these pliers

Friday, October 17th 11:00AM   Creating Victorian ornaments using a small lathe and hand tools

Friday, October 17th Noon Building an Ultralite canoe from frame to the covering with audience participation on the simple covering process

Friday, October 17th 1:00PM  Making holiday ornaments with a scroll saw

Friday, October 17th 2:00PM  3D scroll sawing

Friday, October 17th 3:00PM  Craftsman style furniture building

Saturday, October 18th 10:00AM  Carving kitchen tools

Saturday, October 18th  11:00AM  Building an Ultralite canoe 

Saturday, October 18th  Noon  Making holiday ornaments with a scroll saw

Saturday, October 18th  1:00PM   Craftsman style furniture building

PLUS  All day Friday and Saturday NCWW will have a large staff  in the booth ready to assist youth and youthful adults in making quick, skill-building projects. They can cut a smile on a scroll saw or turn a light saber.

Also new this year they can make a Hope Band bracelet out of laminated wood and then carve their initials in it with a ShopBot CNC. And then cut the bracelet in half and share it with a sick child at a local childrens hospital.

Catawba Valley Woodcarvers Schedule of Events

Here is the Catawba Valley Woodcarvers Schedule of Events. Download or preview in your browser.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Woodcrafters at Extravaganza

Woodcrafters Club to Exhibit at Klingspor's Woodworking Extravaganza

Western Piedmont Woodcrafters will have their own exhibit area at the Klingspor's Woodworking Extravaganza to be held at the Hickory Metro Convention Center October 17-18. Many manufacturers of woodworking equipment and associated materials will be represented. Admittance and parking are free and open to anyone with an interest in woodworking.

The Woodcrafters exhibit will feature numerous projects completed by the club members as well as the three prize-winning entries in the recent contest to construct and finish a project from a 2x4 contest. Visitors will also have an opportunity to operate a scroll saw under guidance of a club member, experience a demonstration of pocket hole drilling and ask questions about woodworking.

Non-members can also sign up for membership in the Woodcrafters Club at special reduced member rates that are good only during the show. The club currently has more than 70 members from throughout the Unifour. Amateur and professional woodworkers are all welcome to join.

The Woodcrafters Club consists of hobbyist and professional woodworkers of all skill levels. The club meets once each month at the Klingspor's Woodworking Shop in Hickory to hear speakers and to see demonstrations of woodworking equipment, projects and techniques. The combined November/December meeting will be on December 6 at 9:30 a.m.

Further information can be obtained by calling 828-495-3029.

Powermatic Booth

Make sure to get by the Powermatic booth at 2014 Klingspor's Woodworking Extravaganza and see Nick Cook and spend time one on one with Nick.  Make sure to get there early!  His times will be booked both days!

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Nationally known woodturner, Nick Cook lives in Marietta, Georgia, where he owns and operates his studio. He grew up around his father's woodworking equipment and became interested in the art of woodturning in the mid-70s after several years in furniture design and manufacture.

A founding member of the American Association of Woodturners, Nick served six years on the board of directors, including one as vice president.

In addition to creating one-of-a-kind pieces and his staple gift items, Nick teaches and lectures on various woodturning topics, has written articles for several woodworking magazines, and produced two woodturning videos.

The primary materials that he now uses are maple, cocobolo, and tagua nuts. He employs a variety of woods, both domestic and exotic for his one-of-a-kind pieces. Nick's work is marketed in gift shops and galleries from coast to coast and is included in numerous corporate and private collections. You can also find Nick selling his pieces at craft fairs in the Southeast.

Woodworking Extravaganza Layout

Would you like to see the layout for the upcoming 14th Annual Woodworking Extravaganza? Well, you are in luck. We are providing you with the floor layout and names of where you can find all the activities of your interest!

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Catawba Valley Woodcarver's Entry Form Updated

Please note that the Catawba Valley Woodcarver’s 13th Annual  Woodcarving Competition and Show Entry Form has been updated. You may download or view in your browser.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Carving Demos

Chainsaw Carving 

Randy Everett will be carving all day Friday and Saturday at Klingspor's Woodworking Extravaganza. Make sure to stop by and say hello!

Just visit at your convenience and ENJOY!

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Come by Digital Carver and see it in action LIVE at Klingspor’s Woodworking Extravaganza!

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Michele Parsons: Wood Artist

Michele will be demonstrating both the Colwood and Razortip burning systems at Klingspor's Woodworking Shop Woodworking Extravaganza!  Come by her booth and get one of the books that she will have on hand with her articles printed.  Hurry, supplies very limited! Maybe talk her into an autograph!

Michele Parsons: Wood Artist

Michele Parsons is a member of the International Association of Pyrographic Artists (IAPA). She is one of the few pyrography (woodburning) instructors in the North Carolina area, and has taught pyrography classes from South Carolina to Wisconsin. Michele has been a published author for Pyrography Magazine for the past three years and was a participant in the historic 20th Century Pyrography Exhibition at the Andrews Art Museum in Andrews, NC.

Michele earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Western Carolina University and, after a successful corporate career, has spent the last ten years woodcarving, creating pyrography and studying under renowned instructors such as Fred Cogelow, Paul Rolfe, Tom Wolfe, Vic Kirkman, Desiree Hajny, and Rosalyn Daisey. She currently runs Parsons Wood Artistry, sells her artwork in regional galleries, does commission work, and teaches pyrography. 

Michele is very active in national and local woodcarving and pyrography clubs including:

  • North Carolina Woodcarving Association (NCWA) (President, Founder)
  • Woodworkers of North Carolina (WONC) 
  • International Association of Pyrographic Artists (IAPA)
  • Pyrographic Art Group
  • National Wood Carvers Association
  • Women with Knives
  • Rutherford County Visual Artist Guild
  • Rutherford County Woodworkers

Freud & Mohawk Booths

Freud Booth:

Trade Up/Trade Out

Bring in any 10" competitive brand of blade - any shape! -  and trade to get an awesome additional 10% off already low price of the P410 or P410T 10" Fusion Blade!  Limited to first 30 blades traded in!  Limit 1 per customer per visit!  Hurry – Great Deals @ Klingspor’s Woodworking Shop Extravaganza 2014. 
Trade up - Trade in

Mohawk Booth:

Make sure to stop by Mohawk Finishing Booth and see Tim Rakers and Don Raynor show "How to Create depth of color by using Mohawk Glazes"  - This discussion will show many aspects of color development in your finishing steps.  Don't miss this!