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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Gift Card Winners

Congratulations to the $1250 Extravaganza Gift card winners, Mr. & Mrs. Mayo, from Holly Springs, NC!

Guess what the winner bought??? A Powermatic Lathe!

Letter from the Grand Prize Winners:

Thank you so much for contacting me. Mike and I make the extravaganza every year. This is our little vacation. You see, 5 years ago I needed a kidney transplant and Mike, my husband was my donor. Unfortunately, we didn't make the show that year but we have the last few years since and plenty prior to our surgery. 

We also have custody of our grandson who is blind and autistic so this vacation is a big treat for us. We usually spend the night in town but this year, Noah, our grandson was playing his final baseball game of the season so we came back Friday late afternoon so we can go watch him play. 

We really appreciate all the hard work that goes into making this show so wonderful. We will be checking the website starting in March to see when the 2018 show is. We will definitely be there. 

Thanks again,
Ms. Mayo
Your very happy grand prize winner. 
p.s. We love the apples too

Friday, October 20, 2017

1st Annual Woodturners Competition

1st Annual Woodturners Competition Sponsored by General Finishes
@Woodworking Extravaganza

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Demo/Furniture Design Discussion at Extravaganza

Western Piedmont Community College Crafts Wood Booth

About John Ferguson
The Professional Crafts Woods instructor at Western Piedmont Community College, John Ferguson, has been designing and building furniture for 40 years, beginning in 1977 as an apprentice at Razor Ridge Workshop in Independence VA, and moving on in 1979 to the Barr Cabinet Shop in Jefferson, N.C., where he apprenticed until 1987.

Ferguson has gone on to start his own woodworking businesses & currently has 2 dressers showing at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC.  He is currently teaching furniture design & construction at Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton.

Come see many projects both finished and in progress and discuss with John and his students the What, Why, and How of furniture design!  Available to view and discuss is at least 2 - three drawer dressers, an 11 eleven drawer dresser, coffee table, some stools, end tables, trays, night stands, picture frames, drawing table, and some turnings in the booth.

Both Friday and Saturday of the show!

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Steve Cook - Woodturner and Teacher

Klingspor's Woodworking Shop is excited to welcome Steve Cook - Woodturner and Teacher - demoing in the Chroma-Craft booth at Klingspor's Woodworking Extravaganza 2017

Steve Cook Bio
Steve discovered woodturning after moving to Savannah, Georgia 18 years ago. He became passionate about this art which lead him to become an integral member of the Low Country Turners.  The past six years he has held the leadership role of president of this club.

Steve shares his talent with the community in hopes to inspire future wood turners. He does this through hands on demonstrations as well as instructing at his shop. Steve has a continuing relationship with Savannah College of Art and Design.   He helps students develop their turning skills for their industrial design and furniture projects. Steve teaches at John C. Campbell folk school. Steve really enjoys the teaching process of working with beginners and younger students.

Steve owns and runs Coastal Wood Design, a wood shop specializing in architectural turnings, turned gift items, cutting boards and custom projects such as furniture, historic windows and custom kitchens. Steve sells his work through local stores, online and designers.

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Robert Sorby Demos

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Kevin Bedgood, the US Educator for Robert Sorby Tools and nationally known woodturner with more than 20 years' experience turning, will be answering questions and demonstrating a variety of Robert Sorby products. He will present and demonstrate the ProEdge sharpening system, spiraling and texturing tools, the Ultima Hollowing Tool, Turnmaster, Wobble Chuck, Sovereign tool system and the standard Robert Sorby turning tools.

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Times of demos are not specified but will be ongoing throughout both days!

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Klingspor Abrasives Plant Tours

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Friday, October 27th:
9:30 AM
11:00 AM
12:30 PM
2:00 PM

Van will leave 15min prior to time of the tour!

15 per time is max that we can take. Sign up day of event.

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Angry Giant Blacksmithing

Jason Redick of Angry Giant Blacksmithing will be at our event this year and will be demoing out to rough forge a knife and make bottle openers, hooks, corkscrews and key fobs! His demo's will be outside during the show but he will have beautiful knives and stuff for sale throughout the event.

Jason Redick Bio:
He has been a fulltime blacksmith for 7 years. He has been doing blacksmithing for over 17 years He specializes in knives and edged tools mostly. He was the Season 2 Episode 6 winner of the very popular Forged in Fire show on History Channel. He studied blacksmithing at Blue Ridge Community College in Brevard, NC in order to learn more about decorative iron work which in turn greatly helped his passion: bladesmithing! Jason says without hesitation: "All in all, I just love creating things."

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Taunton Press Booth

SAVE 40% on Taunton Books @Extravaganza!

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Bring your receipts showing purchases of ANY 3 or more Taunton titled books bought at the Extravaganza and your name can go into the drawings!

Item to be RaffledRetail ValueTime of Drawing
Complete Bench Stone Sharpening Set
$300.00Saturday 4:00
$139.00Saturday 2:00
Mobile Project Center
$159.00Friday 5:00
$79.00Friday 2:00

*need not be present to win but must bring receipts of purchase to enter.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Southern Piedmont Woodturners

Demo list:
  • Turning an off center bottle stopper
  • Turning an tea light candle holder
Southern Piedmont Woodturners will be turning tops for the children on both days.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

North Carolina Woodturners

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North Carolina Woodturners will be offering throughout both days FREE hands-on workshops on how to make these beautiful pens. Make sure to get to the Extravaganza and get your name on a signup sheet to participate. No experience necessary so if you are looking for a great new hobby, you have just found it! All Free, All day Learn To Turn demonstrations.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Demos from the Carolina Scrollers

10:00 - 11:00   Art of Intarsia  Brian Pardue
  2:00 - 3:00     Art of Fretwork  Mike Violette

10:00 - 11:00   Art of Fretwork   Mike Violette
  1:30 - 2:30     Art of Intarsia   Brian Pardue

Also, the Carolina Scrollers will be repeating their Christmas Ornament program during the entire show. The sales will be 100% donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank organization. Each of the ornaments will be hand made by members of their club. During the show they will also be demonstrating scrolling for visitors throughout the day. There will be various scrolled work for display and sale by individual members. The Carolina Scrollers club has grown to 40 members. They continue to provide scrolling demonstrations at Klingspor's Woodworking Shop in Winston-Salem each Wednesday.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Jerry Measimer @ the Show!

Jerry Measimer will be doing hummingbird houses, hats and colorful platters throughout both days at this year's Extravaganza.

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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.

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***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