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.

Brian Boggs spoke to WNCWA members on his chair making methods several years ago

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.

Our April 8th WNCWA program will be a Field Trip to Penland School of Crafts near Spruce Pine. For our Itinerary, we will start with a visit at 10:00 AM with Seth Gould, Toolmaker and Artist in Residence at Penland (for more info, see Following that segment, we will break for Lunch (we recommend everyone bring your own lunch as Penland is away from any commercial lunch spots). Around Noon, we will go on a guided tour of the Penland School. We will plan to depart about 2:00 PM and will return to our starting points.

Okay, now for logistics. Most of us will assemble at Klingspor's Woodworking Shop at 8:00 to 8:15 AM at the rear of the building to set up ride sharing to minimize the number of cars required.  We will depart promptly at 8:30 AM.  Coordinators for Klingspor's are Dewey Sides (828)423-6798 and Chris Christos (828)702-0326. 

For members from the north side of Asheville, plan to meet at the parking area off I-26 at Mars Hill Exit 11 -- please let John Fenwick (828)808-3630 know if you plan to meet there and are not in the group of members that met after the March meeting to select the spot. Plan to be there at 8:45 AM and the group will depart at 9:00AM.

The cost for the tour at Penland will be $6 (cash only) per person -- if you wish to bring a guest or spouse, please do so. Please give your payment to Chris Christos before we tour at Noon.

Members must Login and and select Maps for directions to Penland and a map of the campus. We will provide everyone with the precise location of our first stop when we depart. Thanks for joining us -- if you have questions, please contact me.

Robert R. Payne, President
Western NC Woodworkers Association
70 Hounds Chase Drive
Hendersonville, NC  28791
828-692-1426 (home)
919-210-5914 (cell)

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!