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Forum topic by thechipcarver posted 01-06-2018 03:26 PM 836 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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thechipcarver

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01-06-2018 03:26 PM

Topic tags/keywords: woodworking woodcarving shows

Hey Guys,

I’m a woodcarver live in Indiana. I travel to local shows around the area. Shows include E.W.C.C. in Converse IN, Raintree woodcarving show in Muncie IN, Artistry in Wood in Willinton OH. I want to go to more shows but can’t seem to find any or if I do find some they are some distance away. I don’t know if I should “waste” my time and money for travel.

My question is:

Where are the good shows?

Any information would be helpful.

Thanks

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."


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John Smith

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#1 posted 01-06-2018 05:07 PM

maybe I am missing the point here.
your question was “where are the best shows” then you say “I don’t want to waste my time or money”.
so – do you want to profit financially from your trade shows or just go to look and maybe
display your items and collect ribbons.

Best of Luck in your adventures !!

.

-- some people are like a Slinky - - - pretty much good for nothing. But still make you smile when you push them down a flight of stairs.

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thechipcarver

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#2 posted 01-06-2018 06:04 PM

Hey John,

I like going and setting up at different shows to display my items and enter the contests but I also like to recoup some of the money spent to get to the show, booth fees things like that. I love sharing the knowledge I have learned over the years and love learning more at these shows. I do this as a hobby but don’t have a lot of money to just throw around at every show. I have to be selective in the shows I go to.

So, to answer your question. Yes I would like to profit financially to cover the cost of expenses but also show my pieces.

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."

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John Smith

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#3 posted 01-06-2018 06:10 PM

okay – then I will PM you my original response just for your information
and perhaps increase your potential sales endeavors.

good luck !!

-- some people are like a Slinky - - - pretty much good for nothing. But still make you smile when you push them down a flight of stairs.

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Tool_Man_Dan

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#4 posted 01-06-2018 06:23 PM

Not sure your range to travel….
Johnson’s Work bench in Charlotte, MI has their Wood Expo in September every year.

Two celebrities are there each year:
John Wilson of oval shaker box fame
Scott Phillips of PBS American Woodworker show

Mid Michigan Woodworkers Guild has a strong showing there (I am a member).

-- I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"

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ClaudeF

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#5 posted 01-07-2018 01:32 AM

Woodcarving Illustrated magazine has a list of events and shows in each edition.

Claude

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudesWoodcarving

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