HICKORY — A presentation on wood selection will highlight the program on Saturday at the Western Piedmont Woodcrafters Club meeting. The group will meet at  9:30 a.m. at Klingspor’s Woodworking Shop, 856 21st St. Drive SE, Hickory. Meetings are open to the public.

Club member Val Minch will discuss wood pricing, cutting, kiln drying, how trees grow, how wood acts, and how to determine moisture content of wood. His presentation should help you select the best wood for your project. Minch has long-term (since 1973) experience in the lumber business, as well as extensive experience as a woodworker, including, building reproduction furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries.

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 Klingspor’s Woodworking Shop in Hickory. The exceptions are its annual offsite picnic, the October Klingspor’s Woodworking Extravaganza, and a combined November/December meeting.

For more information, call 828-855-4941.

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