I got a flyer in the mail for the "WoodWorks" show in Ontario, Calif.
Are these shows like the Woodworking Shows with exhibitors selling
tools, etc? The Woodworks show has lectures that cost $40, whereas
the Woodworking shows had free lectures.
Here's the URL for the Ontario show: http://woodworksevents.com/home_ca.shtml
Mike Iglesias Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
University of California, Irvine phone: 949-824-6926
I think the charges are to keep out those that aren't really interested,
just don't have anything better to do. I know if I was a vendor, I'd want
something to keep out those that really aren't interested.
On Thu, 08 Jan 2004 21:41:16 GMT, Dave wrote:
The WoodWorks shows are sponsored by Popular Woodworking. I think the
Woodworking Shows are sponsored by Taunton (Fine Woodworking), though I
don't know if either set of shows is owned by the publisher or just
sponsored. WoodWorks has a heavy dose of turning, and some of the vendors
are different. You can get fairly high end Japanese Chisels at the
WoodWorks shows, but Lie Nielson wasn't at the last one. There was an old
tool dealer that also sold LN planes, but his stock on hand was limited.
JapaneseTools.com, in addition to the chisels, has the Shapton Waterstones.
Also, the seminar selection and speakers are different. Michael Dresdner is
one of the speakers. Needless to say, his seminars are on finishing.
That would be Frank Klausz. He is suberb.
He, Garrett Hack, Ernie Conover, Mario Rodriguez and Strotehr Purdy are coming
to our club show April 17th and 18th, Hofstra Universsity on Long Island.
www.liwoodworkers.org. The seminars are free.
Frank's ability with dovetails, and all facets of woodworking is amazing.
email@example.com (Mike Iglesias) wrote in message
Guess what a free lecture is worth? NOT MUCH>>>>The Woodworks shows
are a real change of pace. They do have many free demos and lectures
and also paid ones as well. You can visit with the great ones right
on the show floor.
Hope to see you at the show....
Mike from American Sycamore
I hope you don't really believe that. Most of the best advice I've gotten
about woodworking has been free. This site is just one example of a way to
learn without significant cost. I've also gleaned a great deal of useful
information from people such as Graham Blackburn and Kelly Mehler, as well
as the very nice people at the Lie Nielson booth, just to name a few. I
have also attended some paid lectures. Some were good, others less so.
Will I still do the paid lectures? Sure. Usually, you get more depth, if
only because they have more time. In fact, I'm going to do the three
lecture package at the Ontario show. I'll be at "Maximize Your Router",
"Furniture Joinery & Construction", and one other. I haven't made up my
mind between "Chip Carving Basics" and "Advanced Woodfinishing". They are,
of course, at approximately the same time.
Of course, one key to learning from the free lectures is to seek gems
amongst the coal. To do so, you must listen without prejudgement. I am NOT
a stain and poly type of guy, but that does not mean that I didn't get some
useful information at the free lecture given by Jerry Terhark, several years
back, at The Woodworking Shows event in Denver, Colorado. For instance, if
you are going to use water based finishes, you should avoid those tack rags
you can get at the borg. They all contain oil based products (IIRC, tung or
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