Klingspor's Woodworking Shop 24th Annual Woodworking Extravaganza

We hope you’ll be a part of the Woodworking Extravaganza!

Each year in October, Klingspor’s Woodworking Shop sponsors and hosts the ONLY woodworking show of its kind in North Carolina, Woodworking Extravaganza, at the Hickory Metro Convention Center in Hickory, NC. Folks from the surrounding fifteen states travel to attend.

Many vendors host their own booths and offer expert advice. The show provides hands-on demos as well as those you can stop by and watch. Some hands-on demos are also provided for children.


Winners From
Extravaganza 2022

Grand Prize: 
$2200 Klingspor’s Woodworking Shop Gift Card

Ken Honaker  – Taylors, NC

Randall Howe – Claremont NC
Festool Cooltainers

Guy McHenry – Pfafftown, NC
Festool Cooltainers

Ron Sinclair – Marion NC
Festool Cooltainers

Jamie Matthews – Morganton, NC
Festool Cooltainers

Odell Witherspoon – Morganton, NC
Triton Router

Sarah St Cyr – Oak Ridge NC
IsoTunes Air Defenders

Mitchell Stearns – Hildebran NC
Fuji Sprayer – Semi Pro 2

Catawba Valley Woodcarver's Competition
Best of Show (2022)


Reasons Thousands Have Attended

  • The Hickory Museum of Art has been a part of Extravaganza several shows. They have provided youth activities such as soap carving and other activities of interest such as pottery, cane/rush work, book making, art decoy construction, and more!
  • Annual Woodcarving Competition and Show Sponsored by: Catawba Valley Woodcarvers Association
  • Morris Schlesinger Demoed: Fluting – both Spiralling and straight flutes – both days, Sharpening 101 – using Trend Diamond stones, and Turning of Bowls – From Log to Bowl
  • FREE Apples – Folks from 15 states enjoyed North Carolina apples!
  • Demos by Marquetarians of the Carolinas
  • NCWoodturner’s Association: Hands on instruction on working on the lathe – Learn to Turn a Pen
  • Western Piedmont Woodcrafters
  • NCWoodworker.net – How to: Light sabers on the lathe, Golf Tee Puzzle Game (similar to what you see on the tables at restaurants), Scroll Saw, Pyrography, Sharpening, and Hand Plane Use demos
  • Carolina Mountain Woodturners will have their Turning Learning Center at our event for the 7th straight year!
  • In 2011, over 5,000 consumers attended this woodworking event
  • James Barry with Trend sharpened knives and taught methods to keep your knives razor sharp
  • Western Piedmont Community College: Courtney Long demonstrates pottery. Western Piedmont Community College will display a selection of student woodworking projects. Stop by and meet the College’s Professional Crafts: Wood instructors, learn about woodworking classes, free visiting artist workshops, and other opportunities.
  • Carolina Scrollers Winston Salem, North Carolina The Art of Intarsia
  • Jerry Measimer turns wooden hats, birdhouses, and other wonderful things
  • Nick Cook – Special Turning Demos
  • FREE Admission, Parking & Live Demos & Classes
  • Test Drive a Lathe – Sponsored by NC Woodturners Association
  • SHOW SPECIALS throughout the event
  • Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations
  • Carving Raffle – WAS A MUST SEE!
  • Michele Parsons Pyrography demos – Parsons Wood Artistry – www.ParsonsWoodArtistry.com
  • GRAND PRIZE $1,200 Gift Certificate
  • Door Prizes at the event
  • In 2010, over 4,500 consumers attended this woodworking event
  • Morris Schlesinger Re-visited the Classic Rude Osolnik Candle Holder Demo
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