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WOOD EXPO
WE'RE JUST A WEEK AWAY

This year marks our 24th Annual Wood Expo. On Friday, September 5, and Saturday September 6, 2014, 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,

woodturner extraordinare Ernie Schuette, Allen Demming of Mackinaw Watercraft, award winning wood-burning artist, Angel Portice of Arc Angel Artistry, and more... 

Check our pricelist on EXPO PACKS!
WOOD EXPO 2014 EVENT SCHEDULE

ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 5, AND SATURDAY, SEPT. 6, 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. Save the date and plan to join us.

SCOTT PHILLIP’S SATURDAY SCHEDULE

11:00 - Turning Pepper Mills & Pens

12:00 - Hand Tool Tips:with John Wilson & Scott Phillips

1:00 - Kreg Pocket Hole Joints

2:00 - Band Saw Spiral Bowls

3:00 - Tall Tales From The American Woodshop

FRIDAY & SATURDAY SCHEDULE
WOODWORKING BRT (Before the Router Table)

FRIDAY, 9:30 - 11:30 / SATURDAY 9:30 - 11:00 / WITH ZACHARY DILLINGER. Showcase 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). Quick show and tell of tools found in the tool chest of ye ol’ artisans.

CARVE A GNOME FACE

FRIDAY, 10:00 - 11:00 / SATURDAY 12:00 - 1:00 / WITH FRED ERBISCH. Fred, a member of the Greater Lansing Woodcarvers will provide materials, equipment and instruction on carving a gnome face. Participants will learn basic carving techniques and safety tips. Participants under 18 need parental supervision. Pre-Registration, space limited.

HOW TO TURN A WOODEN BOWL WITH SHARP TOOLS

FRIDAY, 10:00 - 11:00 / SATURDAY, 10:00 - 11:00 / WITH ERNIE SCHUETTE Demonstration with open Question and Answer session. FREE.

GETTING STARTED WITH PYROGRAPHY

(BURNING WOOD) FRIDAY, 10:00 - 11:00 / SATURDAY, 1:00 - 2:00 / WITH 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

FRIDAY, 10:-12:00 / SATURDAY, 10:00 - 12:00 AND 1:00 - 3:00 / WITH CEDAR RIVER WOODCARVERS. Members of the Red Cedar Woodcarvers Guild will be teaching you how to carve a Bird, Lizard or Christmas Tree (your choice). Bring your own basic carving knife (a pocket knife will not work) or knives will be available for purchase. Eight person maximum per class so please register in advance.

BUILDING A STRIP BOAT

TIME, TOOLS & TALENT REQUIRED / FRIDAY 11:30 - 12:10 / SATURDAY, 10:00 - 10:40 WITH ALLEN DEMING, MACKINAW WATERCRAFT. A 40 minute multi-media presentation exploring the skills, commitment and facilities required to build a modern wood/composite boat. Both cedar strip-built and stitch & glue methods will be discussed. Includes handouts providing contact information for reliable companies offering books, plans, kits and supplies.

METHODS OF COLORING A WOOD TURNING

(OR FLAT WOOD IF YOU INSIST!) / FRIDAY 12:00 - 1:00 / SATURDAY, 12:00 - 1:00 WITH ERNIE SCHUETTE. Demonstration with open Question and Answer session.

HAND CUT DOVE TAILS

FRIDAY, 12:00 - 2:00 / SATURDAY, 12:00 - 2:00 / WITH ZACHARY DILLINGER. Techniques, tips, and tricks to cut woodworking’s signature joint, the dovetail. See how to hand cut this joint for drawer boxes and casework alike, with both through and half blind tails shown. See how modern dovetails are cut and how 18th century artisans did it. Come ready with questions.

SEMINAR ON SHAKER OVAL BOXES

FRIDAY, 1:00 - 2:00 / WITH JOHN WILSON. Seminar will take place under our main tent.

DECORATIVE ELEMENTS FOR PERIOD FURNITURE

FRIDAY, 1:00 - 2:00 / SATURDAY, 2:30 - 3:30 / WITH KEITH MENGEL. Demonstration with open Question and Answer session on Rope Carving and Gadroon in 18th Century Furniture.

RELIEF CARVING

FRIDAY, 1:00 - 3:00 / SATURDAY, 1:30 - 3:30 / WITH FRED ERBISCH. Greater Lansing Woodcarvers’ Fred Erbisch will provide materials, equipment and instruction on relief carving basic techniques and safety tips. Choose 1 of 4 halloween/thanksgiving themed carvings. Those under 18 need parental supervision. Pre-Registration preferred. Space is limited.

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

FRIDAY, 2:00 - 3:00 / SATURDAY, 2:00 - 3:00 / WITH ERNIE SCHUETTE. Demonstration 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

FRIDAY, 2:00 - 4:00 / WITH JOHN WILSON. Location: Classroom. $25 (includes all materials)

MAKE YOUR OWN SHAKER SERVING TRAY

SATURDAY, 10:00 - 2:00 / WITH JOHN WILSON.Location: Classroom. $25 (includes all materials)

HOW TO MAKE A BANDSAW BOX

FRIDAY, 2:30 - 3:30 / WITH KEN JACKSON OF KEN'S WOODCRAFT.

 

BENCH PLANE BASICS

FRIDAY, 2:30 - 3:30 / SATURDAY, 2:30 - 3:30 / WITH ZACHARY DILLINGER. A demonstration of how to use hand planes in your woodshop. See a selection of 18th century, 19th and 20th century, as well as modern hand planes. Learn how to properly set up, use, and store your hand planes to get the most out of this centuries-old tool. Bring your own ‘problem child’ hand plane and Zachary may be able to help you get it working properly again.

THE HOW & WHY OF NHLA STANDARDS
OF LUMBER GRADING

FRIDAY, 2:30 - 3:30 / SATURDAY, 11:30 - 12:30 / WITH BARRY KIBBEY. Want to learn how and why the lumber you buy has different grades (Sel&Btr, #1 Com, etc)? Barry will be explaining how Lumber is Graded based on the NHLA standards.

 

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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