A presentation on inlay will highlight the Western Piedmont Woodcrafters Club meeting on Saturday, July 24 at 9:30 a.m. at Klingspor Carpentry Shop, 856 21st Street Drive SE, Hickory. Meetings are open to the public.

Charlie Brown, club president and accomplished carpenter, will cover many aspects of the marquetry, the arts and crafts of cutting and inlaying pieces of wood veneer and other materials in a background for form decorative patterns, designs or images.

The technique can be applied to furniture, small decorative items, or a stand to create a freestanding image. Brown will create a basic inlay image and discuss the tools, methods, and materials needed to complete inlay projects. The image created during the demo will be given for the raffle which will be organized at the end of the meeting.

Members and visitors are encouraged to bring in completed carpentry projects to showcase in the show and tell portion of the program. Everyone will have the opportunity to offer comments and ask questions about the presentations, material presented and other topics. Members are encouraged to donate items such as tools and wood for raffle prizes at the meeting.

The club consists of approximately 70 Hickory area carpenters of all skill levels, from amateurs to professionals. The club usually meets on the fourth Saturday of each month at the Klingspor Carpentry Shop in Hickory. The exceptions are the annual off-site picnic, the October Klingspor Woodworking Extravaganza and a combined November / December meeting.


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