What a journey of four weeks from early Nov to first weekend of Dec. My bride and I had just left one of my retailers without a check. Sad Day. Now we had to determine what is the best way to sell the serving/cutting boards and bookmarks. Sondra, my bride, on the travel home was searching on the phone for shows in December. There were two the first weekend of December. One in Wooster, about 5 years continuity; one in Akron, 35 years of continuity with over 100+ vendors, two booths remain...
Anyone interested in the Trenton, NJ area in displaying a unique piece of artwork – pro’s or amateurs alike in any medium (wood of course is welcome!) ... furniture, carvings, sculpture – it all is welcome. Free of charge a 24 exhibition! Info at the following link: http://artworkstrenton.org/artallnight/index.html Who Can Show Their Artwork at Art All Night – Trenton?Any artist of any age, skill level or medium is invited to submit one (and only one – a...
We had a really good day yesterday and I put a pretty big dent in my holiday list. Although I don’t tend to go overboard on getting gifts. I usually give either something that I made with wood or painted (or both) and people seem to like that. Some of you may remember from last year that one of my biggest passions that I have is cool boxes. This year is no different. We have some places here that really do a great job of stocking cool and unusual boxes for gift giving and keeping...
The Brisbane Timber and Working With Wood Show starts on Friday. I will be at the show all three days… so come over and have a chat… Making it’s debut at this show will be the new banner for Torque Workcentres…..designed by Stuart Lees of Stu’s Shed This banner is 2000 mm by 850 mm [ nearly 7 feet high by 3 feet wide… or just under actually]There will also be a large banner at the rear of the site… so you will not be able to miss us… And the fa...
The Maleny Wood Expo is only a few weeks away.. Click the new logo and have a look at the new site… up and running and full of info….This time last year I was getting ready to slip up to Maleny for the wood show… and that changed my life forever.. If last year was anything to go by this year will be fantastic..What will you be missing if you don’t make the effort and get to Maleny. This will be the next show I will be attending…I look forward to seeing what...
The has been concern expressed about the size and location of the St. Louis Woodworking Shows. Please find below is a copy of the email I sent to the WWing Show people and Ann’s response. Any comments are welcome.John On Mar 4, 2010, at 9:37 AM, John Gray wrote: Below is a copy of an email I received this morning pertaining to the St. Louis Show this year and I tend to agree after attending the show the last 3 years. John, I see that you too were brave enough to attend the...
Since I got the chance to meet Karson and a handful of other LJ’s this past weekend at the Baltimore Woodworking Show, I thought I’d post a blog entry about the upcoming show in West Springfield, MA. If you live anywhere in the area, trek on out to the WoodWorks event this coming weekend (that’s January 9th, 10th and 11th) at the Eastern States Expo Center in West Springfield, MA. I’m going to have a booth set up and would really like to meet more Lumberjocks. This is ...
I went to the The Woodworking Shows this weekend and was pleased that the show had the familiar top suppliers that it had in past years. Although smaller than ones in the past, it was very good. Jim Heavey of WOOD Magazine, was there and offered three very good free classes. I look forward to his instruction each year. Detroit had the Woodworks Events woodworking show a couple of weeks ago (see previous blog entry), which was much smaller and had a poor turn-out of suppliers (with few bargain...
I attended Day 2 of the Woodworks Event (Novi, Michigan; outside of Detriot). The show is very small, but I did encounter one vendor that was of great interest… Bill Bush of Bush Products Inc (along with Lakeshore Hardwoods). Bill gave a very good talk on the stages of sanding and then using oil to finish. I was amazed at the way the PSA (Pressure Sensative Adhesive) Aluminum Oxide paper sanded quickly and efficiently, with very little build up (could just brush away the saw dust). Bill...
I attended Day 1 of the Woodworks Events woodworking show near Detriot Michigan today (FRI 11-21-08). Before the show I took a class on “Make Your Own Bandsaw Box”. The class was taught by Geoffrey Noden. The class was good and we made miniture boxes (when I finish sand it and put a finish on it, I’ll post it in my projects). The only shortfall in the class was that it was too short. in regards to the show, it was disappointing. It was about one-quarter of the size of previo...
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