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Wood Expo

 

 

 

 

WOOD EXPO
WE HAD A GREAT TIME

Wood Expo was, Friday, September 6, 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday, September 7, 9:00am to 4:00pm. at our Charlotte MI location.

 

This year's show marked our 23nd Annual Wood Expo where woodworkers, new and experienced, gathered for two days of sharing techniques and discussing new technologies with their peers and industry experts like Scott Phillips, host of The American Woodshop on PBS, John Wilson, author and contributor to Fine Woodworking, and Popular Woodworking magazines, award winning Mike Belzowski, woodturner extraordinare Ernie Schuette, and Allen Demming of Mackinaw Watercraft LLC.   

Thank you to all involved
in making this year's show
a success.

 

 
WOOD EXPO 2013 EVENT SCHEDULE

This year marks our 23nd Annual Wood Expo. On Friday, September 6, and Saturday September 7, 2013, woodworkers, new and experienced, will gather for two days of sharing techniques and discussing new technologies with their peers and industry experts like Scott Phillips, John Wilson, contributor to Fine Woodworking, and Popular Woodworking magazines, and award winning Mike Belzowski.

Scott Phillips
Mike Belzowski
John Wilson
Shaker Serving Tray
Shaker Oval Box
Allen Deming
Ernie Schutte
Get Started with Pyrography (wood burning)
Decorative Elements in Period Furniture
Carve a Chickadee
Soap Carving for Kids
Try Your Hand at Chattering
Maple Valley Schools' Portable Sawmill
Wooden Boats on Display
Food & Drinks Available
 

PREPARING & USING LAYOUT TOOLS

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED

Saturday 9-10:00
With Mike Belzowski
Sharpening your chisel, sharpening a card scraper

 

MAKE YOUR OWN SHAKER SERVING TRAY

PLEASE PRE-REGISTER

Saturday 9:00-Noon
With John Wison
Make your own Shaker Serving tray in our classroom. Cost: $45 (includes all materials)

 

5 WAYS TO BEND WOOD

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED

Friday 9:30-1:00
With Mike Belzowski
Kerf Bending, Laminate and Tapered Laminate Bending, Vacuum Forming, Hot Pipe Bending, and Steam Bending

 

BUILDING A STRIP-BUILT BOAT
The Time, Tools and Talent Required

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED

Friday 9:30
Saturday 11:00
With Allen Deming,
Mackinaw Watercraft, LLC
In this multi-media presentation acclaimed boat builder Allen Deming will explore the skills, commitment and facilities required to build a modern wood/composite boat. Both cedar strip-built and stitch & glue methods will be discussed. Handouts providing contact information for reliable companies offering, books, plans, kits and supplies will be available.

 

BUILDING HAND PLANES

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED

Saturday 9:30-10:30
with Jim Hinze
Learn how to make your own Hand Plane.

 

BASIC BOWL TURNING

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED

Friday 10:00-11:00
Saturday 10:30 - 11:30
With Ernie Schuette
Ernie Schuette is a member of the Mid-Michigan Woodworkers Guild. Have a lathe tool you want to learn how to use…have a lathe project you are having trouble with? Aside from doing demo’s both days on Basic Bowl Turning and Lathe Tool Sharpening, Ernie will be on hand to answer all your lathe questions.

 

GET STARTED WITH PYROGRAPHY
(Wood Burning)

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED

Friday 10:00 - 11:00
Saturday 1:00-2:00
With Angel Protice
Arc Angel Artistry
A basic Pyrography (wood burning) demo covering everything from Different Burning Tools, Woods to Use, Prepping the Wood, Making a Pattern, Transferring a Pattern, Burning Techniques (Shading, Hair and Fur, Lights and Darks), and Finishing Your Work.  Angel will also demonstrate working on an Art piece.  Most importantly it will give you the basic knowledge to get started burning your own art pieces

 

CARVE A GNOME FACE

PLEASE PRE-REGISTER

Friday 10:00-11:00
Saturday 9:30-10:30 & 1:00-2:00
With Fred Erbisch
Fred a member of the Greater Lansing Woodcarvers will provide materials, equipment and instruction on the carving of a gnome face. Each participant will learn basic carving techniques and safety precautions. Participants under 18 will need parental supervision.

 

SAW STOP DEMO

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED

Saturday 10:00
With Scott Phillips
Amazing table saw with unparallel safety.
See the saw “Stop”!

 

HAND PLANE BASICS

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED

Saturday 10:00- Noon
With Mike Belzowski
Tuning, Sharpening, & Using hand planes

 

DECORATIVE ELEMENTS IN PERIOD FURNITURE

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED

Friday 11:00 -12:00
with Keith Mengel
Rope Carving and Gadroon in 18th Century Furniture

 

NEW TOOL REVIEWS

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED

Saturday 11:00
With Scott Phillips
See the newest innovations in the sharpening world by Worksharp!

 

CARVE A CHICKADEE

PLEASE PRE-REGISTER

Friday 12:00-2:00
Saturday 10:30 - 12:30 & 2:00 - 4:00
With John Barany & Daniel Reynolds
Members of the Cedar River Woodcarvers will be teaching you how to carve a Chickadee. Wood will be supplied for you at no cost. Please bring your own basic carving knife (a pocket knife will not work). If you do not have one we will have the knives available for purchase (knives run between $20 - $60). There will be an 8 person maximum per class so please register in advance.

 

BUILDING A WOOD/COMPOSITE
CANOE PADDLE

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED

Friday 12:30
Saturday 2:30
With Allen Deming,
Mackinaw Watercraft, LLC
Allen Deming will share his unique insights for using the most modern techniques to build beautiful wood/composite canoe and kayak paddles. Choice of wood species, glue-up jigs, tools and materials will be among the topics covered.

 

LATHE TOOL SHARPENING DEMO

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED

Friday 12:30-1:30
Saturday 2:30 - 3:30
With Ernie Schuette
Ernie Schuette is a member of the Mid-Michigan Woodworkers Guild. Aside from doing lathe demo’s both days on Basic Bowl Turning and Lathe Tool Sharpening, Ernie will be on hand to answer all your lathe questions.

 

SHAKER OVAL BOX SEMINAR

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED

Friday 1:00-2:00
With John Wilson
Seminar will take place under our main tent

 

HOW TO MAKE WOODEN TOOLS

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED

Saturday 1:00-2:00
With John Wilson & Scott Phillips
John Wilson and Scott Phillips cover how to make your own “Wooden Tools”. Seminar will take place under our main tent.


HAND CUT DOVETAILS

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED

Saturday 1:00-2:00
With Mike Belzowski
Learn how to make hand cut dovetails

 

BASIC VENEERING

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED

Friday 1:30-4:00
With Mike Belzowski
Handling Veneer, Creating a 4-way Match, Putting a filette with a short grain border around the 4-way match, using a vacuum press to glue up your panels, techniques to add wood borders to your panels

 

MAKE YOUR OWN SHAKER OVAL BOX

PLEASE PRE-REGISTER

Friday 2:00-4:00
With Eric Pintar
Make your own Shaker Oval Box in our classroom. Cost: $45 (includes all materials)

 

19TH CENTURY VERTICAL BOX

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED

Saturday 2:00
With Scott Phillips
Pocket hole Cellaret Give away. New Auto Max clamps demonstrated!

 

GETTING BETTER GLUE-UPS

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED

Saturday 2:00
With Mike Belzowski
Getting Better Glue Ups

 

MAKE YOUR OWN CARVING & LAYOUT KNIFE

PLEASE PRE-REGISTER

Saturday, 2:00-4:00
With John Wilson
Make your own Carving & Layout Knife. Cost: $45 (includes all material)

 

HOW IS LUMBER GRADED

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED

Friday 2:30-3:30
Saturday 12:00 - 12:30
With Barry Kibbey,
National Hardwood Lumber Association
Want to learn how and why the lumber you buy has different grades (Sel&Btr, #1 Com, #2 Com, etc)? Now’s your chance. Barry will be explaining how Lumber is Graded based on the NHLA standards.

 

MORTISING WITH POWER EQUIPMENT

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED

Saturday 3:00
With Scott Phillips
These techniques will make your work
stronger than ever!


CARVING FOR KIDS

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED

Ongoing Friday & Saturday
With Larry (Moose) Cummins
Larry is a member of the Cedar River Woodcarvers and will be here on Friday and Saturday all day offering soap carving for the kids. FREE! One carving per child please.

 

TURN YOUR OWN WOODEN PEN

NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED

Ongoing Friday & Saturday
Lathe Projects you can make yourself and take home. On-going both days. Pen $10 for materials.

 

TRY YOUR HAND AT CHATTERING
Ongoing Friday & Saturday
Lathe Projects you can make yourself and take home. On-going both days. Chattering Project $4 for materials

 

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT CONTEST

Ongoing Friday & Saturday
Mid-Michigan Woodworkers Guild members are building musical instruments to be on display at the show. Guild member contest winners will be determined by Expo attendee popular vote.

 

BOATS ON DISPLAY

Ongoing Friday & Saturday
Wooden Boats, Canoes and more on display.

WOODWORKING PROJECTS ON DISPLAY
Area woodworkers will have their projects on display for sale.

 

PORTABLE SAWMILL

Ongoing Friday & Saturday
Maple Valley Schools will be on hand demonstrating their portable sawmill.

 

MICHIGAN FOREST ASSOCIATION

Ongoing Friday & Saturday
Michigan Forest Association will have a display

 

FOOD & DRINKS FOR PURCHASE

Ongoing Friday & Saturday
Walker Concessions will be on premises providing food during the event.

 

 

DISCOVER NEW WOODWORKING IDEAS, SMART PRODUCTS, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT & MORE...

Some of the biggest names and top talent in the industry are anxious to meet with you to share new skill building techniques and new industry innovations.

“I am proud of the Expo’s on-going growth within the woodworking community, and pleased that we continue to attract industry big names. Our Wood Expo celebrates the best in woodworking and is a chance for industry giants and our customers to have direct access to each other to share best practices, new innovations and the latest in technology.” -- Tim Johnson.

LEARN NEW TECHNIQUES TO PERFECT YOUR SKILLS

Spend quality time with top talent in the industry, such as Scott Phillips host of long running The American Woodshop on PBS, John Wilson master craftsman of Shaker Box construction and contributor to Fine Woodworking and Popular Woodworking magazines, and award-winning Mike Belzowski. Representatives demonstrating equipment from industry big names such as General International, Steel City, Jet & Powermatic, Kreg, and others…

Wood Expo also showcases a vibrant and diverse slate of woodworking disciplines providing attendees with a chance to meet and interact with some superbly talented craftsmen commited to the spirit, quality, and originality that is the essence of the woodworking craft.

EACH YEAR WE OFFER A SEA OF DEALS AT WOOD EXPO

On state-of-the-art tool and equipment upgrades for a more gratifying shop that works harder for you.

On Expo Lumber Packs carefully selected with you in mind -- specially priced and packaged in convenient “Take-With-You” sizes.

On Custom Lumber selections with extra discounts.

SEE YOU AT WOOD EXPO 2013!

 

 

 

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