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Klingspor's Woodworking Shop Extravaganza: Free show with tools, classes, demos, & more.

Klingspor's Woodworking Shop Extravaganza is a FREE woodworking show held at the Hickory Metro Convention Center on Oct. 26th & 27th. FREE admission, parking, live demos & classes, and FREE apples while at the show. Over 5,000 attended in 2011.

 
 
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PRLog - Oct. 4, 2012 - HICKORY, N.C. -- REASONS TO ATTEND:
*Only woodworking show of its kind in North Carolina.
*FREE admission, parking, & live demos & classes.
*FREE apples.  People from over 15 states got to enjoy North Carolina Apples last year.
*Over 5,000 people attended the event in 2011
*Over 50 vendors represented with specials, giveaways, and expert advice
*11th Annual Woodcarving Competition and Show – Sponsored by: Catawba Valley Woodcarvers Association
*Show specials throughout the event.
*Carving raffles – You may have a winning ticket
*Door prizes throughout the event
*ENTER TO WIN OUR GRAND PRIZE - $1,200 Gift Certificate
*Did I mention FREE DEMOS AND CLASSES?
*Carolina Mountain Woodturners will have the Turning Learning Center there for the 7th straight year. Giving FREE lessons.
*Nick Cook will be giving special turning demos.
*Test Drive a Lathe – Sponsored by: NC Woodturners Association
*Chainsaw carving demos.
*Michelle Parsons will doing Pyrography demos. www.parsonswoodartistry.com
*Smith Rod Company will be showing how to make a bamboo rod

ABOUT THE EXTRAVAGANZA
Located in the beautiful foothills of North Carolina at the Hickory Metro Convention Center
The admission is free, the parking is free, the demos and classes are all free, free locally grown apples, free registration for door prizes and much, much more.

**NEW** CHECK OUT THE FULL CLASS SCHEDULE
http://www.klingsporwoodworking.com/pdfs/ex12demo.pdf


WOODCARVING DEMOS:
Klingspor's Woodworking Shop, in conjunction with Catawba Valley Woodcarvers, want to welcome Mitch Cartledge and Frank Freer as a demonstrators at this year's 12th Annual Klingspor Extravaganza.

Mitch has been carving for over 30 years and has won numberous awards in the annual Caricature Carvers of America competition. He was elected into the the CCA in 2009. Mitch is past-president of the CVWC and also a member of the Charlotte Woodcarving Club.

Frank is a charter member of CVWC and has been carving and competing for the past 12 years. He has won a few best of shows. He has tremendous experience in carving Caricatures, chains and chain ornaments, as well as all kinds of chip Carving and making of furniture. At the show, Frank will be able to demostrate Chip Carving, making chain ornaments and Tree Santas.

THE MARQUETARIANS OF THE CAROLINAS!
The Marquetarians of the Carolinas is a group of artist that meet 5 times a year in different parts of North Carolina. We are members of the American Marquetry Society. We are trying to keep the art of Marquetry alive by teaching and demonstrating the art at schools, fairs, shows and etc. We will be giving demonstrations, displaying some art work, discussing, and explaining the art of Marquetry. Some of the topics discussed will be cutting techniques, pattern development, selection of veneers and etc. Please make sure to stop by and visit our booth at this year's Klingspor's Woodworking Extravaganza.

PYROGRAPHY DEMOS
Michele Parsons - Parson's Wood Artistry - is scheduled to demo at our 2012 Extravaganza. Please make sure to stop by the Parsons Wood Artistry booth Friday and Saturday and watch Michele Parsons' demonstrate pyrography. You can also pick up your pyrography equipment with show special discounts, sign up for upcoming classes to learn how to burn, and register for time to try pyrography at the show booth.

Michele Parsons spent the last nine years woodcarving, creating pyrography (woodburning), and has studied under renowned instructors such as Fred Cogelow, Rosalyn Daisey, Desiree Hajny, and Paul Rolfe. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Western Carolina University, and then worked 31 years as a Graphic Designer, Art Director, and Director of Content Development for the healthcare and IT training industries. She decided to leave the corporate world in 2010 to start her own business, Parsons Wood Artistry. She currently shows in the Woodworkers of North Carolina (WONC) gallery and the Rutherford Visual Arts Center gallery, does commission work, and teaches pyrography. Michele recently participated in an historic exhibition for pyrography at the Andrews Art Museum in Andrews, NC. She is very active in national and local woodcarving and pyrography clubs. Last year she founded the North Carolina Woodcarving Association (NCWA) to support woodcarvers and carving clubs across the state. Michele is a member of the International Association of Pyrographic Artists (IAPA) and was recently published in Fox Chapel Publishing's Pyrography magazine. For more information, view her website at: www.ParsonsWoodArtistry.com.

WATERFOWL CARVING DEMO
We are excited to have Jerry Talton as a demonstrator at our show this year in conjunction with the 2012 WOODCARVING COMPETITION and EXHIBITION.

He will be doing Waterfowl Carving demos throughout the day Saturday Oct. 27th, 2012. Please make sure to stop in and see his beautiful work while at this year's Woodworking Extravaganza!

About Jerry Talton:
Jerry is both an avid waterfowler and carver who carves mostly for his own use, focusing mainly on the traditional methods and materials of the Core Sound area.

His decoy carving career evolved from a one time love for shaping surfboards, which began at an early age. His decoys are influenced greatly by the simplistic elegance of working decoys from coastal North Carolina to Long Island, NY. In addition to the carving, Jerry paints all the decoys himself.

TURNING LEARNING CENTER
Carolina Mountain Woodturners - http://carolinamountainwoodturners.org/ will have their Turning Learning Center at our event for the 7th straight year! During their time at our shows over the years, this club has introduced numerous people to the world of woodturning. See some of the projects you can learn to turn while at our 2012 Extravaganza - FREE of course. http://carolinamountainwoodturners.org/articles/442. Remember, get there early! Classes will fill up as usual.

LEARN TO TURN A HAT
Jerry Measimer is an accomplished artist and woodturner specializing in wooden hats, bowls, vessels and other work. He has also served in the United States Marine Corp.
Experience:
President of Southern Piedmont Woodturners   – Four Years
Featured Wood Artist Sequel Select, Inc.
Assistant Instructor Arrowmont Craft School, Gatlinburg, TN, April, 2011
Awards:
Received Excellence Award-Charlotte Fine Arts Show, Charlotte, NC – Oct. 2010
Singular Woodturning Award–Charlotte Woodworking Show, Charlotte, NC-March, 2011
Exhibitions:
Charlotte Woodworking Show, Charlotte, NC, March, 2011
Charlotte Fine Arts Show, Charlotte, NC, Oct. 2010
Towncreek Gallery, Mount Gilead, NC, March, 2009
Falling Rivers Gallery, Albemarle, NC, 2009
Collections:
Work in Permanent Collection of  Carolinas Aviation Museum
Work has been shown at Wright Brothers Aviation Center, Kitty Hawk, NC and Discovery Place Science Museum, Charlotte, NC.
Mayor of Richfield, NC; Floyd Wilson
Workshops:
Guest Demonstrator: Crown Tools, Hickory, NC (Oct. 2011)              
Guest Demonstrator-Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC (Sept. 2011)
Taught Design/Technique:  NC State University – April, 2011
Taught Design/Technique-Southern Piedmont Woodturners – 2011
Taught Design/Technique- Charlotte Woodturners Assoc.  – 2011
Taught Design/Technique-Greensboro Woodturners Assoc – 2011
Guest Demonstrator-Klingspor Sanding Company Extravaganza-Oct., 2010
Taught Design/Technique – North Carolina Woodturners-Hickory, NC-2009
Taught Design/Technique – Waxhaw, NC – 2009
Taught Design/Technique – Falling Rivers Art Gallery-Albemarle, NC- Oct. 2009
Inaugurated Woodturning Workshops in All Area High Schools
Visit Jerry's website @ http://www.jerrymeasimer.com/

There is much, much, more, so make plans to attend the show & catch all the beautiful colors of fall in the mountains of North Carolina, less than an hour away.
Links to the event:
http://klingsporextra.blogspot.com/
http://www.woodworkingshop.com/extra12.aspx

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