Dovetail joints to be topic at the Western Piedmont Woodcrafters Club meeting

HICKORY, NC (May 20, 2019) — A presentation on hand-cut dovetail joints will highlight the program on Saturday at the Western Piedmont Woodcrafters Club meeting, 9:30 a.m. at Klingspor’s Woodworking Shop, 856 21st St. Drive SE, Hickory. Meetings are open to the public.

Long-time club member and past president Dick Knotts will present a program on using hand cut dovetail joints to construct simple wooden products. Dick has worked with marquetry and furniture construction. He was formerly self-employed as a wildlife woodcarver in Maine and as an architectural woodcarver in Hickory. He will demonstrate planning, marking, and cutting dovetail joints to construct a paper towel dispenser. A video of a visit to a member’s workshop will also be shown.

Members and visitors are encouraged to bring completed woodworking projects to present in the show-and-tell portion of the program. All will have an opportunity to comment and ask questions about presentations, items shown, and other topics. Members are encouraged to donate items such as tools and wood for raffle prizes at the meeting.

The club consists of about 70 Hickory-area woodworkers of all skill levels, from hobbyist to professionals.

The club usually meets on the fourth Saturday of each month at the Klingspor’s Woodworking Shop in Hickory. The exceptions are our annual offsite picnic, the October Klingspor’s Woodworking Extravaganza, and a combined November/December meeting.

For more information, call 828-855-4941.

Press Release courtesy of Bob Singletary