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Friday, October 21, 2016

The Woodcarving of Dean Wright


Let the Chips Fall: The Woodcarving of Dean Wright

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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

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

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 @

    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

    Michele Parsons

    Michele Parsons of Parsons Wood Artistry 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
    Spinning Top

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

    Friday, October 28th:

    11:00 am Raymond Demonstrate Turning a Pen
    12:01 pm Tim Sherwood Show Steps Involved to Make a Flag Case
    1:00 pm Hank Merkle  Hand Plane 101
    2:30 pm Scott Miller Scroll Saw with 3-D Magic
    3:30 pm Michael Mathews Teach Pyrography 101

    Saturday, October 29th:

    11:00 am Berta Scroll Saw for Beginners
    12:00 pm Michael Mathews Teach Pyrography 101
    1:00 pm Ken Hand Tool use
    2:30 pm Graywolf  His Framesaw
    3:30 pm Scrollsaw Tips with Berta

    15 Year Celebration Raffle Carvings

    Special Raffle during this year's Extravaganza and 15th annual Woodcarving Competition and Show sponsored by Catawba Valley Woodcarvers Association.  This raffle will have very special carvings donated by club members to help fund future shows and outreach programs.  See just one of the awesome carvings that will be in the raffle.  Valued at $350 and a Best of Show winning entry, this beautiful otter could be yours.  Get your raffle tickets at the Extravaganza.
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    These carvings will be raffled off to help fund the club projects.  These are the carvings for our 15 year celebration raffle.  The price of each ticket is $5.00.  This raffle is in addition to our regular raffle.  Drawing for both raffles will be held Saturday, Oct. 29 at approximately 3:00.
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