The Long Island Woodworkers' Club wil be holding its 8th Annual Show, Saturday
and Sunday Aprtil 17th and 18th, 10 AM to 5 PM at the Hofstra University Arena
in Hempstead, NY. Guest speakers this year include Garrett Hack, Ernie Conover,
Mario Rodriguez, Strother Purdy, Aimee Fraser, and local master craftmen.
Vendors include Delta, Jet, Lie Nielsen, Bosch, mAkita, Milwuakee, Laguna,
MiniMax, and many many others.
Admission is $7(which includes ALL seminars), but you can get more
information,directions and a discount if you check the website:
MOST areas don't have a club of that caliber.
In the greater San Francisco Bay Area, we have at least three good clubs,
who, if they got all of their resources together, COULD, but presently
don't, put on such a gathering. That doesn't count those groups focused
primarily on wood turning.
Individually, these clubs do a great job with their membership, however.
There are a great many talented wooddorkers here. Some even make their
living at it. Almost all are great company.
enjoying affiliation with www.diablowoodworkers.com
It takes a couple hundred dedicated woodworkers, a place to hold it, and a
lot of resources. My area club (Northeast Woodworkers Association) puts on
a similar show every March, and it's every bit the show (if not more, 'cause
it's cheaper) than the big national shows that take place all over the
country. Our group sends a bus down to Lawn Guyland and I think a few of
the city-folk escape every year to sneak up to Saratoga, NY.
Check it out: http://www.nwawoodworkingshow.org /
I'd post a link to others as well, but LI's show is the only other
club-sponsored show that I am aware of. I'm sure there's quite a few others
around the country. We have over two hundred members (that I'm aware) and a
separate militant faction :) that focuses strictly on woodturning (the
Adirondack Woodturners Association).
I didn't know you were part of the Saratoga crowd. Great show you guys put
on. I'm looking forward to it again this year and yes its a yearly road trip
for the Long Island Woodworks to come up.
For folks in the north east, March and April are two must see events,
Saratoga in March and Long Island in April!
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