I’ve been getting a fair number of PM’s asking which shows I’ll be attending this year. Somewhat in advance of each show I’ll ask who’s going to be coming to the show. I really enjoy meeting Lumberjocks at the shows. For me it’s like finding familar faces greeting me as I travel far from home. Since I’ve been getting questions regarding my appearances at the shows, I thought I’d use a single post to give a list of all the shows I’ll be doing this season. I’ll keep doing the individual show announcements but this might give some folks a chance to do a little preplanning.
Here's a link to my website calendar which has all the shows I’ll be doing listed each month with links directly to The Woodworking Shows web page for that show.
If you’d rather just read a running list of the shows I’ll be attending, here it is:
January 8 – 10, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD
January 15 – 17, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio
January 29 – 31, 2010 in Atlanta, GA at the North Atlanta Trade Center in Norcross, GA
February 19 – 21, 2010 in Somerset, NJ at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ
March 5 – 7, 2010 in Reading, PA at the Greater Reading Expo Center, in Reading, PA
March 12 – 14, 2010 in Fredericksburg, VA at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center in Fredericksburg, VA
April 9 – 11, 2010 in Chantilly, VA at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA
I may also be doing more of the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool events later this year. It depends entirely on scheduling and how far I am willing to travel. If you know LN is coming toI’ll update everyone on those appearances as they get scheduled.
If you live anywhere near any of the shows listed, please make sure you let me know you’re coming. Over the last two years of doing the shows, meeting Lumberjocks has been the best experience. I truly look forward to meeting fellow Lumberjocks at the shows. This is by far the best woodworking community with which I have been involved.
-- Chuck Bender, Senior Editor Popular Woodworking Magazine, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor