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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Hotel Information

Here is a listing of area hotels located near the Hickory Metro Convention Center where the 17th Annual Woodworking Extravaganza will be held on October 27-28, 2017.

Learn more about the upcoming Woodworking Extravaganza @
http://www.woodworkingextravaganza.com

***No rooms are formally being held. This rate is first come first serve on availability. Please have individuals contact hotels directly to create their room reservations.

Courtyard by Marriott (exit 125)
1946 13th Ave Dr SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-267-2100 Phone
$129.00 plus tax; double or king
Restaurant on-site
Indoor pool

Crowne Plaza (exit 125)
1385 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-323-1000 Phone
$99.00 plus tax; double or king
Restaurant on-site
Indoor pool

Best Western (exit 125)
1520 13th Avenue Drive SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-323-1150 Phone
$80.00 plus tax; double or king
Complimentary hot breakfast
Outdoor pool

Fairfield Inn (exit 125)
1950 13th Ave Dr SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-431-3000 Phone
$109.00 plus tax; double or king
Complimentary hot breakfast
Indoor pool

Hampton Inn (exit 125)
1956 13th Avenue Drive SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-624-2000 Phone
$129.00 plus tax; double queen
$139.00 plus tax; king
Complimentary hot breakfast
Indoor pool

Hilton Garden Inn (exit 125)
1320 17th St. Dr. SE
Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 327-1000
$129.00 plus tax; double queen or king
Cooked to order breakfast for $9.95
Pool onsite

LaQuinta Inn & Suites (exit 128)
1607 Fairgrove Church Rd.
Conover, NC 28613
(828) 465-1100 Phone
$89.00 plus tax; double or king
Complimentary cooked to order hot breakfast
Outdoor pool

Holiday Inn Express Hickory (exit 126)
2250 Hwy 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828-328-2081 Phone
$109.00 plus tax; double queen
Complimentary hot breakfast

Quality Suites (exit 125)
1125 13th Avenue Drive SE
Hickory, NC 28602
(828) 323-1211
$79.99 plus tax; double or king
Complimentary hot breakfast
Outdoor pool

Monday, June 19, 2017

2017 Entry Form & Show Brochure

It's almost that time of the year again! Below are the links to the 2017 Entry Form and Show Brochure for the upcoming Catawba Valley Woodcarvers 16th Annual Woodcarving Competition that will be held at the Woodworking Extravaganza on October 27-28, 2017.

Catawba Valley Woodcarvers
2017 Entry Form & Show Brochure


Download or view in your browser the 2017 Catawba Valley Woodcarvers Entry Form

Download or view in your browser the 2017 Catawba Valley Woodcarvers Show Brochure

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Grand Prize, Lathe Winners, & More!


We would like to thank everyone who attended the 16th Annual Extravaganza!

We have two winners to announce:


  • Bill Leathers Durham, NC - Winner of Grand Prize $1,000 Gift Card
  • Paul Rudisill Taylorsville, NC - Winner 1221VS Lathe  Value $799
  • Rhonda Henderson Blacksburg, SC - Winner of a Proxxon Circular Saw

Monday, October 24, 2016

Nick Cook Demos & Times

Here is the schedule for Nick Cook who will be demoing on a Powermatic lathe both Friday and Saturday.

Friday, October 28th
9:00am - Peppermill
10:00am - 3 leg stool
11:00am - Plate w/ textured rim (Sorby Texturing Tool)
1:00pm - Production items (honey dipper, spurtle, Christmas ornament, dibble, etc)
2:00pm - Peppermill
3:00pm - 3 leg stool
4:00pm - Plate w/ textured rim (Sorby Texturing Tool)
5:00pm -  Production items (honey dipper, spurtle, Christmas ornament, dibble, etc)

Saturday, October 29th
9:00am - Production items (honey dipper, spurtle, Christmas ornament, dibble, etc)
10:00am - Plate w/ textured rim (Sorby Texturing Tool)
11:00am - Peppermill
1:00pm - 3 leg stool
2:00pm - Production items (honey dipper, spurtle, Christmas ornament, dibble, etc)
3:00pm -  Plate w/ textured rim (Sorby Texturing Tool)

Friday, October 21, 2016

The Woodcarving of Dean Wright

THE BETHLEHEM STAR, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016

Let the Chips Fall: The Woodcarving of Dean Wright

Read the article by downloading/viewing PDF file


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Robert Sorby Demos

Another awesome demo scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Klingspor's Woodworking Extravaganza.

Jeff Farris - Robert Sorby US Sales Manager will be demonstrating both days

Friday:
10am: Insert Tool Techniques
Noon: Traditional Tool Sharpening and Use
2pm: Decorative Techniques using Sorby tools

Saturday:
10am: Decorative Techniques using Sorby tools
Noon:  Insert Tool Techniques
2pm:  Traditional Tool Sharpening and Use

Stop by the Sorby Booth to see great demos using several Sorby tools.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

More New Vendors at Show

  • Drillnado will be back with new products for scroll saws as well as drill presses.
  • Western Piedmont Community College wood program - Come see what great projects are being built in their program.
  • Dunkle Knives at 15th annual woodcarving competition on Saturday only.
  • Bio of Nick Cook, Woodturner


    Nick Cook will be at this year's 15th Annual Extravaganza!

    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.

    You can visit Nick online @ http://www.nickcookwoodturner.com

    Tuesday, October 18, 2016

    More Demos

    Randy Everett - Chainsaw Carver

    Randy will be doing active demo's all day but MAIN times will be 11am and 2pm Friday and Saturday.  He will be at front entrance of the building.

    Southern Piedmont Woodturners Inc 

    Southern Piedmont Woodturners Inc - Concord NC will be present at our 16th Annual Extravaganza demonstrating and displaying beautiful turnings from their membership.  Please take a moment and stop by their booth and say hello.  They will be turning tops for kids as well as other great demos throughout Friday and Saturday Oct 28-29th. Visit them online at http://www.spwoodturners.com/index.html

    Michele Parsons

    Michele Parsons of Parsons Wood Artistry http://www.parsonswoodartistry.com will  be doing demos both days using the Colwood and Razortip woodburning systems.  Make sure to visit her booth at Klingspor’s Woodworking Extravaganza.

    Monday, October 17, 2016

    Carolina Mountain Woodturners

    We are glad to welcome back the Carolina Mountain Woodturners to our 16th Annual Extravaganza.  Carolina Mountain Woodturners (CMW) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, educational Chapter of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW). They usually meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month - from 10 AM to 4 PM - at the Folk Art Center, on the historic Blue Ridge Parkway, just South of mile marker 382 in Asheville NC.

    They will have members working with anyone that is interested in how to turn wood on one of their many lathes.  They will let people try turning on their mini-lathes beginning at 10 am and continuing until 4 pm. We will start a new group each hour.

    Participants will be able to make one of the following:

    Bottle Stopper
    Bud Vase
    Honey Dipper
    Yo-yo
    Spinning Top


    Make sure to stop by their booth and try your hand at woodturning.  Youth can certainly participate.