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.
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.
Bob Bernard Keepsake Box Workshop
Bob demonstrates a simple efficient method of producing a very versatile product, that's a welcomed gift for boys and girls of all ages.
Epoxy, Powders, Dyes by Dan Fischer
Dan shows the proper use of these very useful woodworking techniques.
Parquetry by Dave Adler
Dave demonstrates his tips & tricks for this fasinating type of woodworking.