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WOOD EXPO 2016

september 9 & 10, 2016

Wood Expo 2016 will be on, Friday, September 9, 2016, 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:00am to 4:00pm. at our Charlotte MI location.FREE parking and FREE admittance.

 

 

 

2016 WOOD EXPO
SCHEDULE

scott phillips' seminar

Scott will be onsite Saturday, September 10th for a full day of sharing his vast woodworking experiences and tips.

 

NEW TOOL REVIEW

Saturday, 10:00 - 11:00- AM / FREE

Scott will highlight new tools now available, their benefits and applications.

 

SHARPENING INNOVATIONS

Saturday, 11:00 - 12:00 AM / FREE

Keeping your tools sharp is critical for faster, safer, and more accurate woodworking. Scott will cover the latest sharpening systems available.

 

BAND SAW TROUBLESHOOTING & RESAWING

Saturday, 1:00 - 2:00 PM / FREE

Band saws play a significant role in woodworking. So when they decide to be finicky and act up, it can have quite an impact on your progress. Scott will discuss how to identify the cause of the problem and solutions to get you quickly back on track with your project.

Resawing may look easy, but there are some problems inherant with the task. Knowing the challenges you may face when slicing a thicker board to acheive a thinner board will make the machining go much smoother for you.

 

TURNING A 15 MINUTE BOX

Saturday, 2:00 - 3:00 PM / FREE

Scott will give a how-to on turning a round box on the lathe demonstrating the proper tools to use.

 

TABLE SAW MOULDER TIPS

Saturday, 3:00 - 4:00 PM / FREE

Scott will cover the various moulding tips avalible, their benefits and applications

ernie schuette's
wood turning classes

turn a wood bowl the easy way

Friday, 10:00 - 11:30 AM / FREE
Saturday, 10:00 - 11:30 AM / FREE

Learn the process of turning a wood bowl from tree to finished piece. Using only a sharp Bowl Gouge (with three different grinds), the bowl quickly shows itself from a rough turning blank. Begin shaping the bowl with the Pull Cut, progress to the Push Cut, refine the surface with the Side Cut, Angel Hair Cut and the Finishing Cut.

 

finishing & embellishing your wood turning

Friday, 12:00 - 1:00 PM / FREE
Saturday, 12:00 - 1:00PM / FREE

You can make your turning truly unique and “your own” with you custom added embellishments. Ernie will discuss the proper sandpaper and correct grits; Finishes (Oil, Water, Shellac, and Lacquer); Carving the surface of the bowl; Coloring the entire bowl or as a feature in smaller areas; using Epoxy with color or other texture additives.

 

angles & grinds - How to Sharpen & Use Wood Turning Tools

Friday, 2:00 - 3:00 PM / FREE
Saturday, 2:00 - 3:00 PM / FREE

How to sharpen and use your tools.One kind of tool can have several angles and grinds. Why? This demo will show why and how you might grind a tool several different ways. The surface of the wood will tell the story.
 

john wilson's classes

DIMENSIONAL TOOL STEEL FOR WOODWORKING BLADES

with John Wilson/ Introduction by Scott Phillips

Saturday, 12:00 - 1:00 PM / FREE

John demonstrates how you can fashion metal work for hand tools right in your own home shop.

 

SHAKER BOX DEMONSTRATION

FRIDAY 12:30 - 1:30 PM / FREE

For the past 30 years John has traveled throughout the country teaching the art of shaker box construction and will share his experieces during this presentation

 

MAKE A SHAKER BOX

FRIDAY 1:30 - 3:30 PM / $25 PER PERSON

Please pre-register by calling 800-292-5937
* See special discount offer below

This is a hands-on workshop. $25 includes all materials to complete your own shaker style box. For 12 years and up. Please pre-register for this class by calling 800-292-5937.

 

HAND CUT DOVETAILING

SATURDAY 9:30 - 11:30 AM / $25 PER PERSON
Please pre-register by calling 800-292-5937
* See special discount offer below

This is a hands-on workshop. $25 includes all materials to learn how to use hand tools to cut dovetails. For 12 years and up. Please pre-register for this class by calling 800-292-5937.

 

MAKE A CARVING & LAYOUT KNIFE

SATURDAY 1:30 - 3:30 PM / $25 PER PERSON
Please pre-register by calling 800-292-5937
* See special discount offer below

This is a hands-on workshop. $25 includes all materials to complete your own carving knife. For 12 years and up. Please pre-register for this class by calling 800-292-5937.

 

SPECIAL OFFERS ON JOHN'S CLASSES!

John is extending special offers for his classses. John Wilson classes are for 12 years and up.

- $50 FOR ALL 3 CLASSES / Person: (Reg: $25/class/person)

- TWO FOR ONE: $25 /Parent & Child or Couple when taking one class together.

 

fred erbisch
relief carving classes

with Fred Erbisch National Woodcarvers Association

Friday, 9:30 - 11:30 AM; 1:00 - 3:00 PM / FREE
Saturday, 9:00 - 11:00 AM; 1:30 - 3:30 PM / FREE
Please pre-register by calling 800-292-5937

Fred Erbisch of National Wood Carvers Association and Greater Lansing Woodcarvers will be holding a workshop on Relief Carving. Fred has chosen a design that honors the history of logging. Participants will learn the basic techniques and safety tips while carving a horse drawn logging wagon. Materials and equipment will be provided free of charge.. Those under 18 need parental supervision. Please pre-register, space is limited.

 

Fred currently spends much of his time teaching the beautiful art of carving and whittling in just about any community setting you can imagine. He recently participated in Lansing Michigan’s Arts Night Out and has won multiple blue ribbons in Greater Lansing Woodcarvers’ shows. Fred is an author, and has served as the director of MSU’s Office of Intellectual Property where his expertise was sought internationally, thus taking him to several countries across the globe. He has been to Egypt, India, Costa Rica, China, Philippines.

 

home built wooden boats

with allen deming, owner of mackinaw watercraft

Friday, 10:00 - 11:00 AM / FREE
Saturday, 10:00 - 11:00 AM / FREE

Allen will be discussing ‘Home Built Wooden Boats - The 2 Most Popular Methods for Building Your Own Wooden Boats. This 40 minute multi-media presentation includes handouts providing contact information for reliable companies offering books, plans, kits, and supplies.

 

Allen has been published in Handyman magazine and Michigan Blue. Several other publications have featured articles that others have written about his work including, The Grand Rapids Press, The Lansing State Journal, Michigan Blue and The London Daily Telegraph. He has been selected as Best New Built Boat and Peoples Choice at several boat shows. Two of his boats were selected for Grand Rapids ArtPrize in 2015, and he currently has a boat on display at the Cranbrook Fine Art Museum.

getting started with pyrography

with bob strobel of greater lansing woodcarvers guild

Friday, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM / FREE
Saturday, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM / FREE

Bob will be discussing the art of Pyrography. Whether it’s to embellish your woodwork, add style to your furniture or create beautiful pieces of artwork, everything from the 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 of your own.

 

Bob started woodcarving in 1992 and joined a carving club two years later. In 2000 he took a wood burning class and started adding the embelishment to his carvings. One winter Bob decided to try burning a picture of a bi-plane. It turned out so well that he burned a picture of a locomotive and took Best of Class at a wood show.

venEering techniques

with keith mengel

Friday, 2:00 - 3:00 PM / FREE
Saturday, 2:00 - 3:00 PM / FREE

If you have been thinking of taking on a veneer project but not sure how to begin, this is the demonstration for you. Furniture Maker/Woodworker Keith Mengel will be discussing three different veneering techniques to add decorative elements to your furniture projects. Paper backed veneer, veneer gluing with cauls and clamps, and the vacuum method. Keith will also cover selecting veneer, preparing the veneer (flattening, cutting, and taping), ending with sanding and finishing. This 45 minute demonstration is FREE.

 

Keith feels it is important to participate in our Wood Expo because “...sharing something that could help someone is part of being a good woodworker. If we don’t share what we know then where will the next generation of woodworkers come from?” Keith has been fortunate to meet and take classes from some amazing woodworkers, Jeff Headley, Steve Hamilton, and Mary May among others. His work that he did for the Honolulu House in Marshall MI won a Preservation award from the State of Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN.org).

LEARN TO CARVE

with Red Cedar River Woodcarvers

Saturday, 10:00 - 12:00 & 1:00 - 3:00 / FREE
Please pre-register by calling 800-292-5937

Members of the Red Cedar Woodcarvers Guild will be teaching participants basic carving techniques and safety tips. Bring your own 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.

decking basics

WITH MARK STARR, MARK STARR RESIDENTIAL BUILDER
Friday, 10:00 - 11:00 AM / FREE
Saturday, 10:00 - 11:00 AM / FREE

Mark has been building residential homes and decks for 16 years throughout the state of Michigan. When it comes to decking, he has experienced it all. Mark will speak to local codes and differences between townships. Strengths and weaknesses of all decking materials, pros and cons of available fastening systems, finishes and maintenance requirements. This 1 hour presentation is FREE.

wood finishes

WITH JIM SMILEY, ZAR STAINS AND FINISHES
Friday, 3:30 - 4:30 PM / FREE
Saturday, 12:00 - 1:00 PM / FREE

Question and answer session on finish types, uses and techniques with applications for oil and water base finishes. Jim will also discuss troublesome finishing problems and solutions. 1 Hour Demonstration.

the how & why of
nhla standards

with RYAN WOLFE, NHLA -
National Hardwood Lumber Association

Friday, 1:30 - 2:30 PM / FREE
Saturday, 1:30 - 2:30 PM / FREE

The NHLA grading rules are a measurable method for determining the amount of defect free wood in a board. In this presentation, you’ll come away with an understanding of how to achieve the most value in lumber cost and yield. This event is FREE.

 

Ryan Wolfe has been a National Lumber Inspector since 2008, and is Assistant Director of Education for the Greater Memphis Area. In his role, Ryan travels around the country speaking at seminars and meetings, and travels internationally to meet with foreign lumber companies to address problems and provide solutions.

HAND CRAFTED WOODEN GIFT ITEMS FOR SALE

Friday, ON-GOING THROUGHOUT THE DAY
Saturday, ON-GOING THROUGHOUT THE DAY

You’ll find booth after booth of unique one of kind wooden treasures availible for purchase...beautifully turned bowls, intricate Intarsia pictures, gorgeous picture frames, bandsaw puzzles, childrens trucks and animals, guitars and more. These woodworkers love to share their knowledge and answer any questions about their work.

michigan forest association

are you a land owner with forest land?

Friday, ON-GOING THROUGHOUT THE DAY
Saturday, ON-GOING THROUGHOUT THE DAY

Michigan Forest Association promotes the wise use and stewardship of forest resources and provides quality technical assistance to forest owners. Experts on forest land management will be on hand to answer any of your questions.

portable sawmill

maple valley schools

Friday, ON-GOING THROUGHOUT THE DAY
Saturday, ON-GOING THROUGHOUT THE DAY

Representative from Maple Valley Schools will be on hand demonstrating their portable sawmill.
 

 

saturday fun stuff for kids

soap carving for kids 3+

Saturday, ON-GOING THROUGHOUT THE DAY

Larry Cummings is a member of the Red Cedar River Woodcarvers Guild in Haslett MI. He will have all the materials needed for kids 3 and up to learn how to carve soap with popsicle sticks.

 

MAKE A DERBY CAR for kids 3+

with mid-michigan woodworkers guild

Saturday, ON-GOING THROUGHOUT THE DAY / FREE

For kids 3 years and up. Parental supervision requested. On-going throughout the day. FREE. The Mid-Michigan Woodworkers Guild will have all the materials on-hand for kids to assemble their own wooden derby car, learning to use the proper tools for the job.

 

relief carving for kids 6+

with fred erbisch

sAturday, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm / free

preregistration necessary - parent must be present

For kids 6 years and up, with parent. Fred Erbisch of National Wood Carvers Association and Greater Lansing Woodcarvers will be holding a workshop on Relief Carving for kids. Fred has chosen a design that honors the history of logging. Children will learn the basic techniques and safety tips while carving a lumberjack hat and axe. Materials and equipment will be provided FREE of charge. Parental supervision required. Please pre-register.

turn a pen for kids 8+ (Adults too!)

Saturday, ON-GOING THROUGHOUT THE DAY / FREE

For kids 8 years and up and the whole family! In addition to learning the necessary safety tips, you will start with a pen blank, and end up with a nicely finished assembled pen. Cost: $10 for materials. No need to pre-register. 30 minutes/pen.

build a marshmallow catapult (kids 10+)

Saturday, 11:00 AM - Small Catapult $8 / 2:00 PM Large Catapult $13
8 people per class so get there early to save your spot!

Build your own Marshmallow Catapult with Karl Houser of Ancient Artillary. Kids 10 and up with an adult, or adults themselves can make one. $8 for small kit, $13 for large kit. 30 - 40 min. to assemble.

 

 

FOOD AND DRINKS

PROVIDED BY WALKER CONCESSIONS

Friday, ON-GOING THROUGHOUT THE DAY
Saturday, ON-GOING THROUGHOUT THE DAY

Walker Concessions will be providing hamburgers, hotdogs, fries, drinks and more for purchase during the event.

 

JOIN US FOR 2016...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, award-winning Zachary Dillinger, local favorite Ernie Schuette, and John Wilson master craftsman of Shaker Box construction and contributor to Fine Woodworking and Popular Woodworking magazines. Representatives demonstrating equipment from industry big names such as General International, 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.

 

LUMBER, PLYWOOD, & EQUIPMENT SPECIALS

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 2016!

 

 

 

 

All L.L. Johnson Lumber prices are subject to change.
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