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WOOD EXPO
THANKS FOR A GREAT SHOW!

Well the sawdust has settled from our Wood Expo show on Friday, Sept 5, 2014 and Saturday Sept 6, 2014. We appreciate that so many of you came out to join us. It was great to talk with you and find out how your projects are working out for you.

 

Our next Wood Expo will be, Friday, September 11, 2015, 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday, September 12, 2015, 9:00am to 4:00pm. at our Charlotte MI location.

 

Please send us an email and let us know what topics and classes you would like to see at our show next year. Or if you would like to be a presenter or give a class on your area of woodworking expertise.

Thank you to all involved in making
Wood Expo 2014 a success.
What topics and classes you would like to see at our 2015 show?
Send us an email and let us know!
WOOD EXPO 2014 EVENT IN REVIEW

AT OUR CHARLOTE MI LOCATION, ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 5 2014, AND SATURDAY, SEPT. 6, 2014 woodworkers gathered 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.

REVIEW OF SCOTT PHILLIP’S SEMINAR

Turning Pepper Mills & Pens

Hand Tool Tips:with John Wilson & Scott Phillips

Kreg Pocket Hole Joints

Band Saw Spiral Bowls

Tall Tales From The American Woodshop

WOODWORKING BRT (Before the Router Table)

ZACHARY DILLINGER. Showcased how artisans used to do things that router tables do for us today. Moldings, rabbets, dados (by saw and by dado planes), grooves (via plow plane and by chisel) and gave an interesting show and tell of tools found in the tool chest of ye ol’ artisans.

CARVE A GNOME FACE

FRED ERBISCH, a member of the Greater Lansing Woodcarvers provided materials, equipment and instruction on carving a gnome face. Participants learned basic carving techniques and safety tips.

HOW TO TURN A WOODEN BOWL WITH SHARP TOOLS

ERNIE SCHUETTE Demonstrated with open Question and Answer session

GETTING STARTED WITH PYROGRAPHY

ANGEL PORTICE OF ARC ANGEL ARTISTRY Whether it’s to embellish your wood work, add style to your furniture or create beautiful pieces of artwork, 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 is covered. You will leave with basic knowledge to get started creating beautiful pieces.

CARVE A BIRD, LIZARD OR CHRISTMAS TREE

CEDAR RIVER WOODCARVERS GUILD MEMBERS taught participants how to carve a Bird, Lizard or Christmas Tree.

BUILDING A STRIP BOAT

TIME, TOOLS & TALENT REQUIRED / ALLEN DEMING, MACKINAW WATERCRAFT. A 40 minute multi-media presentation exploring the skills, commitment and facilities required to build a modern wood/composite boat was given by Allen Deming. Both cedar strip-built and stitch & glue methods were discussed. Handouts providing contact information for reliable companies offering books, plans, kits and supplies were given to participants.

METHODS OF COLORING A WOOD TURNING

(OR FLAT WOOD IF YOU INSIST!) ERNIE SCHUETTE. Demonstration with open Question and Answer session.

HAND CUT DOVE TAILS

ZACHARY DILLINGER shared techniques, tips, and tricks to cut woodworking’s signature joint, the dovetail. Participants were shown how to hand cut this joint for drawer boxes and casework alike, with both through and half blind tails shown. Zachary also demonstrated how modern dovetails are cut and how 18th century artisans did it.

SEMINAR ON SHAKER OVAL BOXES

JOHN WILSON. Seminar

DECORATIVE ELEMENTS FOR PERIOD FURNITURE

KEITH MENGEL. Demonstrated with open Question and Answer session on Rope Carving and Gadroon in 18th Century Furniture.

RELIEF CARVING

Greater Lansing Woodcarvers’ Fred Erbisch provided materials, equipment and instruction on relief carving basic techniques and safety tips. Participants chose 1 of 4 halloween/thanksgiving themed carvings.

FINISHING A WOOD BOWL (or flat wood) USING OILS & WATER BASED PRODUCTS

Ernie Schuette gave a great demonstration on finishing wood turned bowls with oil and water based stains and finishes. You can see the beautiful results at left. with open Question and Answer session. FREE. Have a lathe tool you want to learn how to use…have a lathe project you are having trouble with? Bring it to the show with you and between demo’s Ernie will help you out.

MAKE YOUR OWN SHAKER OVAL BOX

JOHN WILSON

MAKE YOUR OWN SHAKER SERVING TRAY

JOHN WILSON

HOW TO MAKE A BANDSAW BOX

KEN JACKSON OF KEN'S WOODCRAFT.

 

BENCH PLANE BASICS

ZACHARY DILLINGER gave a demonstration of how to use hand planes in your woodshop. He also brought a selection of 18th century, 19th and 20th century, as well as modern hand planes. He discussed how to properly set up, use, and store hand planes to get the most out of this centuries-old tool.

THE HOW & WHY OF NHLA STANDARDS
OF LUMBER GRADING

BARRY KIBBEY discussed how and why the lumber you buy has different grades (Sel&Btr, #1 Com, etc)? Barry explained how Lumber is Graded based on the NHLA standards.

 

JOIN US FOR 2015...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 2015!

 

 

 

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