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Forum topic by sikrap posted 01-20-2011 06:29 PM 1275 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-20-2011 06:29 PM

We have been asked to staff a booth at the upcoming “Showcase” woodworking show in Saratoga Springs, NY, March 26 and 27. The show is sponsored by the Northeast Woodworker’s Association and this is the 20th show. The organizer saw our booth at the Springfield show last weekend and asked if we would be willing to have a booth. He even offered to waive the normal booth fee for us to incent us to attend. This show will be more focused on woodworkers than the type of show in Springfield. I don’t have the full “curriculum” yet, but I can tell you that last year there were classes (free) taught by Christopher Schwartz.

So, I am asking for volunteers to help me staff the booth for the 2 days. I can’t do both days this time. You’ll get free admission to the show, a chance to show off your projects and chat with some really great people at the show. Show hours are 10-5 both days. Those of you that have been to Showcase in the past know that this event really does have some incredible pieces that have been created by amateur and professional woodworkers alike. If you’ve got some projects you want to display, this is a great opportunity to show them off. Thanks!!

-- Dave, Colonie, NY


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#1 posted 01-23-2011 04:17 PM

Well, we have one volunteer so far. Bruce (Brunob) is willing to drive 2-3 hours to work the show on Saturday. I’d like to get 1 or 2 more people for Saturday and 2 or 3 people for Sunday. This show will be a LOT more informative than the show in Springfield, with exhibits/classes on carving, turning, scrolling and who knows what else. Again, we don’t need to do seminars at this one, so all we really need is people that can talk about Lumberjocks and show some of their projects.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#2 posted 01-25-2011 07:27 PM

Just a bump to get this back near the top.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#3 posted 01-28-2011 07:12 PM

Wow!! Nobody?? This is one of the best shows in the country and they expect 4000-5000 people to attend. Doesn’t anybody want to come and show off some of the things you’ve made? So far, its just me and Brunob (Bruce). Lee Valley will be there and they usually offer free shipping and no sales tax at the shows. There will also be 4 or 5 wood vendors there. There will be demos on scrolling, turning, and making toys for kids.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#4 posted 01-29-2011 07:00 PM

Dave,

I’d love to drive up, but I’m booked all wekend. Good luck with the show.

-- Men have become the tools of their tools. - Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 02-20-2011 10:14 PM

only one volunteer?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#6 posted 02-20-2011 10:38 PM

I’m still hopeful that a few more folks will decide to come and help out. This show is almost nothing like the one in Springfield last month. The educational seminars are actually in separate rooms so you don’t have to deal with the noise issue and the stuff that people display is absolutely gorgeous. Its worth the ticket price just to come and look at what some of these people make, attending a seminar by Chris Schwartz or Frank Klausz is just icing on the cake. There are also some vendors there, including some local people that sell hand tools and other cool stuff. If you can come over and staff the booth for a few hours, you’ll get a free ticket :)

Almost forgot, there will also be scroll saw seminars by Sheila Bergner Landry.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#7 posted 02-22-2011 12:58 PM

and we have a flyer prepared so you have something to handout if you want.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#8 posted 02-22-2011 01:39 PM

Wow! Our own Scrollgirl will be there!
I wish I could make it but sometimes “life” gets in the way!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#9 posted 03-05-2011 08:33 PM

HI folks, we are 3 weeks away from the Northeast Woodworker’s Association annual show (Showcase). As I mentioned earlier, we have been invited to have a booth (at no charge) for the weekend. I still need some people to help staff the booth. As of now, there are 2 of us (me and Brunob) and I’d really like to make this successful. This show is the only show of its kind in that, while there will be vendors there, it is not primarily a vendor show. This show is to display projects that have been made and to provide educational forums to help woodworkers of all types enhance their skills. Here is a link to the homepage http://www.nwawoodworkingshow.org/ so you can look and see who the presenters are. I know our own Scrollgirl will be there teaching folks about the beautiful things that can be done with a scroll saw. Christopher Scwarz and Ernie Conover will be there too. We don’t have to provide seminars at this show, all we need to do is tell people about the site and show off some of our own projects. Please,please, please come and help. I understand if you can’t do the whole day. A few hours would be a great help and you’ll get free admission and the chance to meet some VERY talented woodworkers.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#10 posted 03-19-2011 02:37 AM

Okay, I’m gonna give this one last try. PLEASE come and help us. As of now, I have one person for Saturday and one person for Sunday. This show will be a mob scene with 4000-5000 people coming through over 2 days. I did get one more volunteer, but we really need a few more. You don’t have to put on a seminar like we did in Springfield. All you have to do is schmooze with people, go to some classes and enjoy the show.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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