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 August 12th meeting will be held at Klingspor`s Woodworking Shop starting at 9:30 AM with a presentation on Segmented Bowls, presented by Dan Stowers. He will introduce the members to Segmented Bowls for the beginning and seasoned turner. He has prepared a Power-Point presentation that will walk the participants thru all of the steps to producing a closed, L-shaped segmented bowl.
Dan and his wife currently live in Hendersonville. He is a retired Chief US Probation and adjunct faculty in Criminal Justice at the University of South Florida. Dan has been working with wood for most of his adult life. Since retiring 20 years ago he has been active with Habitat for Humanity's Global Village Program traveling all over the world building homes for people in need. As team leader, he organized, planned and led trips to 32 countries on most all the continents.
Dan started working on the lathe about 15 years ago and has made most every kind of bowl. He got interested in segmented bowls about 5 years ago and have since turned 30 -40 segmented bowls. He prefers the "closed" segmentation and tries to be creative using many different designs and types of wood for the "feature ring".
Dan has donated his bowls to the Apple Country Woodcrafters club and local charities who use them for their silent auctions to raise funds.
Following Dan`s presentation, we will break for refreshments. Then as usual, we will welcome members bringing 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!