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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 02-28-2013 03:29 PM 1588 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey Everybody! I just want to throw out a reminder to all my woodworking friends back in my central Ohio (my old stomping grounds) that The Woodworking Shows will be in Columbus, Ohio at the Ohio Expo Center starting Friday, March 1 and running through Sunday, March 3.

Be sure to head to the Woodworking Shows to see a great furniture maker, LumberJock member, and my good friend, Andy Chidwick. Andy teaches sculpted furniture techniques in Stephensville, Montana and he will be giving seminars at The Woodworking Shows.

Not only does Andy have a great talent for designing and building furniture, he is a skilled teacher when it comes to sharing the knowledge with others. He is truly another “Share the Love~Share the Knowledge” kind of guy.

Andy’s work is displayed in various galleries, and most recently, Andy and I both participated in a fine woodworking exhibition at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana. In fact, one of the chairs he had on display at the museum, is on tour with him now and you will be able to see it for yourself.

So, for all my woodworking friends in central Ohio, be sure to get to the Ohio Expo Center this weekend and say “Hi” to fellow LJ member Andy, and catch one of his informative seminars on making sculpted furniture. He is a great guy and willing to share all kinds of woodworking information.

There are some other great woodworkers and teachers at The Woodworking Shows. Furniture makers and master woodworkers Chuck Bender from Acanthus Workshop and Paul Sellers who founded the New Legacy School of Woodworking. Wood Magazine is represented by editor and instructor Jim Heavey. These are just a few of the talented woodworkers that you will see at The Woodworking Shows in Columbus. Dang – I wish I was back in Ohio for this weekend!

Here’s the 411:

Location – Ohio Expo Center Voinovich Trade Center

717 East 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211

Dates – Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 3

Times – Friday 12-6 / Saturday 10-6 / Sunday 10-4

For more information visit TheWoodworkingShows.com.

Until next time – be safe in your own shop!

Your friend in the shop,

Todd A. Clippinger

Share the Love~Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com



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smitdog

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#1 posted 02-28-2013 05:04 PM

Aw! I’m going to miss it! The one weekend I’ll be out of the state… figures… Hope it’s a good show, not too good or I’ll be even more upset.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 02-28-2013 05:07 PM

I’m with you smitdog – for as often as I make it back to my hometown of Centerburg, I never seem to hit The Woodworking Show or Woodworking In America.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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GaryL

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#3 posted 02-28-2013 07:43 PM

I hope the Woodworking Shows are improving and the one in Ohio is top notch. The last show I went to in Taylor, MI was such a major disappointment. I may have heard a rumor that the show now has new owners (again). Is that true?

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 02-28-2013 07:50 PM

GaryL – I heard there were some changes and I do not remember if the owners changed or not. I do remember the gist of the conversation was that there was an acknowledgement of how the show was losing it’s focus on woodworking. If you notice, it is no longer “The Woodworking DIY Shows” it is simply “The Woodworking Shows.”

The show does have some top-notch woodworkers traveling with them doing seminars.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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GaryL

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#5 posted 02-28-2013 07:56 PM

The last show I had attended was 2 years ago. The only seminar was Carter products doing their usual bandsawn reindeer. The show only used probably 6000 to 8000 sq. ft of the facility and you could have shot a cannon down the isles and hit no one in the middle of Sat. afternoon.
Hopefully they will be around this area again. I would like to see if they are making a comeback. It’s really the only show that comes around here and I had always looked forward to going with my boys.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#6 posted 02-28-2013 08:05 PM

GaryL – I know that Andy felt it was worth sticking with the show. And if you look on the site there is some good talent that will be there besides Andy.

You will have to check The Woodworking Show website to see the show locations and dates.

http://www.thewoodworkingshows.com

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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GaryL

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#7 posted 02-28-2013 08:46 PM

I checked out their site..wow. They picked up a lot of the exhibitors that they lost years ago. That’s great!
I hope Andy has a good time. Looks like it should be a great show…..if only a little closer..bummer.
Thanks Todd!

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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acanthuscarver

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#8 posted 03-01-2013 02:02 PM

GaryL,

The show is under new management. The new owner has some great ideas and is open to suggestions that make the show better. If you’d like a show in Michigan next year, it won’t hurt if you and your woodworking buddies contact the show and let them know.

Todd, Excuses, excuses… :)

-- Chuck Bender, Senior Editor Popular Woodworking Magazine, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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