With the new year coming, input from the membership is really needed in several areas: we need volunteers to serve on the Board of Directors, to help with meeting setups, and to assist with the Library and website.  Most importantly, we need your ideas and participation in meeting programs -- giving a presentation to your fellow woodworkers is always appreciated!

Please be sure to bring a folding chair for seating at our meetings.  If you`ve borrowed a book or video from our Library, please remember to return it.

For more information about WNCWA, please use the Contact Us tab on the menu.

Annie Evelyn (Penland Artist in Residence) has Jim Petillo try one of her chairs (with a `whoope` cushion!)

Welcome to the Western NC Woodworkers Association website! We are a group of area woodworkers who enjoy getting together once a month to share our knowledge of woodworking tools, techniques and project experiences.

Membership is open to anyone and a modest annual fee is all that is required for membership.

Most meetings are held the second Saturday of each month but they may vary so check our schedule under the Meeting link above or in the details below. Demonstrators from far and near show us new techniques and methods. If you are interested in attending one of our meetings as a guest, please use the information on the Contact Us page using the menu item above. 

Come along and join us to see what WNCWA is all about.

February Meeting at Gregory Paolini Design


Our February 10th meeting will NOT be at Klingspor`s Woodworking Shop but is being held at Gregory Paolini Design Academy in Canton, NC, west of Asheville off I-40, starting at 9:30 AM.


Greg will provide us with a tour of his shop and teaching facility and then will give us a presentation on Bench Planes. He`ll discuss bench plane nomenclature, proper setup and use in a 60-90 minute talk. We will also hold a brief business meeting to elect Board Members for 2018. 2018 Dues of $25 for the year will also be collected.


Directions: Take I-26 West to I-40 West and get off at Exit 33, Newfound Road. Continue straight off the end of the ramp onto Freedom Drive and follow to Stop sign. Turn left onto Beaverdam Road, going through the underpass toward the Western NC Regional Livestock Center. Greg`s shop is about 0.2 miles on the left. Take driveway to left and park in front of the building.


WNCWA will provide coffee, sodas and bottled water as refreshments along with some cookies.  If time allows, we welcome members to bring a project or pictures on a USB Memory stick to share in our Show `N Tell Session. We always encourage members to bring a project, a new tool, a new book or at least some in progress pictures of their latest projects.

Our thanks to Ed Vendely and the staff at Klingspor`s Woodworking Shop for hosting us at the new store in Fletcher. I know our members have been impressed with the great selections available to support our love of woodworking -- everything from wood to abrasives to small tools to full-sized power equipment and literature!

We look forward to a great turnout at our meetings!