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.

March 10th Meeting

Our March 10th meeting will be held at Klingspor`s Woodworking Shop starting at 9:30 AM.  This month`s program will feature a discussion on Marking, Measuring and Layout Techniques. In this discussion, Chris Christos will lead off with a few of his unique and unusual examples, discussing how they are used. Rob Payne will show several key tools and techniques he uses for both measuring and layout.  Members are invited to step forward with their favorites as well. As an incentive, we will award a prize for the best in three categories: Oldest Measuring or Marking Tool; Best Shop-Built Measuring or Layout Tool and Oldest Tape Measure. Please step up and show us your favorites.

We will also be giving out a few door prizes to attendees -- Just sign-in and we'll give you a ticket!  We hope to see you there.


At our February Meeting, we selected members of the Board of Directors for 2018 and the Board met March 1st -- Rob Payne is President; Dewey Sides, Vice-President; Neil King, Treasurer; Ron Gilliland, Secretary; and Phil Rasmussen, Director and Webmaster. We would appreciate members stepping forward to participate in Meeting setup and clean-up. Members are also encouraged to bring their cash or checkbooks as we will continue to collect 2018 dues of $25 (a 2018 Membership Form is available in Member Meeting Handouts).


Remember to bring a folding chair!


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!