On October 29, members of Apple Country Woodcrafters visited Bee Tree Hardwoods. Bee Tree is a family owned and operated lumber business near Asheville, NC. They specialize in custom sawing, kiln-drying, milling, straight-line ripping, resawing, planning, and moulding. They carry an abundance of specialty hardwood as well as stock kiln dried mantels and stair treads in pine, poplar, soft maple, ash, sycamore, cherry, and walnut. Most of their stock is exclusively harvested and milled from native Appalachian logs from sustainable sources. Members were able to see the operations on site that covers the process from full size logs to milled material.
Bee Tree Hardwoods
Oneof the many benefits that members enjoy are educational workshops. Some of the workshops are follow up sessions related to the previous presentation given at the club meeting. This allows the presenter to give hands on opportunities to the members. it also allows the members to direct questions they may have regarding the techniques used.
Periodically club members will visit nearby woodworking related facilities or sites. These have included furniture makers, guitar makers and lumber yards that furnish local and exotic species of wood for all types of projects. Other nearby woodworking clubs have offered our members tours of their facilities and offered to share their best practices in running woodworking clubs.
Parquetry by Dave Adler
Dave demonstrates his tips & tricks for this fasinating type of woodworking.
This past week Apple Country Woodcrafters held an Open House to support the Blue Ridge Craft Trail. Don Speese and several ACW members volunteered to open the shop on Sunday and show our visitors some of the shop equipment and various projects within the shop including of course some of the different toys that we make.
(click to enlarge thumbnails below. Photographer: Rick Hazzard)
World of Turning
Turning can be one of the most rewarding and challenging woodworking skills to master. ACW is fortunate to have several talented turners who want to share their knowledge and resources. Click the picture above for a host of links to the world of turning. Stay tuned, there is much more to come!
Here are some recent presentation given during or monthly meetings.