WoodExpo 2011 #1: WoodExpo 2011

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Blog entry by Eli posted 02-24-2011 01:14 PM 1683 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The WoodExpo starts today at noon and I’m going to try to keep everyone updated with pictures and commentary. For Those that don’t know, the WoodExpo is a furniture show presented by Tom MacDonald (of Rough Cut: Woodworking with Tommy Mac on PBS) and hosted by the New England Home Show. This year, we’ve received about 17 “juried” entries and 20 student pieces. In addition to the work, we’ll be having demonstrations by the exhibitors, highlighting the techniques they used in building their pieces. Also, there will be lectures and demos by Glen Guarino, Phil Lowe (Furniture Institute of Massachusetts), Allan Breed (The Breed School), Steve Brown (North Bennet Street School), and others. I’ll post a schedule of events and topics later today, so you can plan a trip for particular demonstrations.

The Home show’s hours are 12-9 today and Friday, 10-9 on Saturday, and 10-6 on Sunday. It’s at the Seaport World Trade Center in the Seaport District of South Boston. Hopefully, I’ll see some of you there, and I’ll certainly be checking in with more info throughout the weekend.


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#1 posted 02-24-2011 02:30 PM

I hope that you enjoy the show. I like Tommy MacDonald’s videos.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 02-24-2011 03:36 PM

Aw Geez! Another show that I can’t make…this is killing me!

Hope you guys have a fun and successful show!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 02-24-2011 04:11 PM

sweet. Any posts will be appreciated. I was planning on showing up but will be out of town until next week so any posts about the content and the vibe will be awesome!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#4 posted 02-28-2011 06:33 PM

We had a great time visiting the Expo yesterday! All or most of the project pieces from Season 1 were on display as well as many outstanding juried pieces. Tommy insisted my wife Cheryle stand on the Shaker step stool to prove it is “wicked sturdy”. I assure you, he’s like that in real life. We also had a chance to talk at length with Peter Turner of FWW blanket chest fame and also admire and test drive Tom McLaughlin’s stunning easy chair which I heard won the juried competition.

-Jeff Cantin, Norton MA

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