Apple Country Woodcrafters NPO was formed in 1985 to promote the craft of woodworking. Our club has woodworkers, furniture makers, wood turners, and carvers. Membership ($80/yr) gives access to our well-equipped 3,500 sq. ft. shop & resource library.
Our largest effort is building wooden toys for local disadvantaged children to brighten their holiday season. Distribution is handled by local agencies, including The Salvation Army, Hendersonville
Rescue Mission, Missions-Carolina Baptist Association, Edneyville Lion's Club, Calvary Food Pantry, The Storehouse, and A Helping Hand & Prison Ministries.
Some members use the shop for their own projects while some members choose to make toys in their home shops. We also host group work sessions to produce toys. All are welcome to participate in these sessions. Toys are the focus on Wednesdays but members' personal projects are also welcome.
Periodically, the club also schedules educational workshops.
The shop also hosts an Open Carving session on Thursdays from 9 am to 12 pm for wood carvers.
Just a few of the toys made by our members.
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