The Woodworking Shows 2010

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Blog entry by acanthuscarver posted 01-04-2010 01:24 PM 4006 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been getting a fair number of PM’s asking which shows I’ll be attending this year. Somewhat in advance of each show I’ll ask who’s going to be coming to the show. I really enjoy meeting Lumberjocks at the shows. For me it’s like finding familar faces greeting me as I travel far from home. Since I’ve been getting questions regarding my appearances at the shows, I thought I’d use a single post to give a list of all the shows I’ll be doing this season. I’ll keep doing the individual show announcements but this might give some folks a chance to do a little preplanning.

Here's a link to my website calendar which has all the shows I’ll be doing listed each month with links directly to The Woodworking Shows web page for that show.

If you’d rather just read a running list of the shows I’ll be attending, here it is:

January 8 – 10, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD

January 15 – 17, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio

January 29 – 31, 2010 in Atlanta, GA at the North Atlanta Trade Center in Norcross, GA

February 19 – 21, 2010 in Somerset, NJ at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ

March 5 – 7, 2010 in Reading, PA at the Greater Reading Expo Center, in Reading, PA

March 12 – 14, 2010 in Fredericksburg, VA at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center in Fredericksburg, VA

April 9 – 11, 2010 in Chantilly, VA at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, VA

I may also be doing more of the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool events later this year. It depends entirely on scheduling and how far I am willing to travel. If you know LN is coming toI’ll update everyone on those appearances as they get scheduled.

If you live anywhere near any of the shows listed, please make sure you let me know you’re coming. Over the last two years of doing the shows, meeting Lumberjocks has been the best experience. I truly look forward to meeting fellow Lumberjocks at the shows. This is by far the best woodworking community with which I have been involved.

-- Chuck Bender, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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#1 posted 01-04-2010 05:53 PM

Enjoy and I hope you do well Chuck. To far away for me but I hope others can attend.


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#2 posted 01-05-2010 12:01 AM

Hey, ya forgot St. Louis Feb. 12-14. Darn! Guess you are busy that weekend.

-- You can't trust a dog to guard your food.

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Bob A in NJ

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#3 posted 01-05-2010 01:04 AM


I’ll see you at Somerset and if you have any carving days coming up, I’d love to visit, attend for 1-2 days.

Bob A in NJ

-- Bob A in NJ

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#4 posted 01-05-2010 06:09 AM

I’m actually thinking of attending the Columbus shows 15-17th since its my hometown. I’m really new to this whole woodworking scene but I’ll swing by the booth and check it out if I get there.

-- ~Larry Columbus, OH

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#5 posted 01-05-2010 07:30 AM

Wish they would come to Arizona. Sent them an E-Mail and they don’t come here do to low attendance in the past. Sent one back to have them survey at the several wood stores here and see what kind of response they got. I think their attendance would be pretty good in this area now a days. Haven’t heard back yet.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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matt garcia

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#6 posted 01-05-2010 09:59 AM

Ditto that, Houston!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#7 posted 01-05-2010 12:19 PM

I’ll be going to the Atlanta show. Maybe I’ll see you there.

View acanthuscarver's profile


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#8 posted 01-05-2010 12:34 PM

Bob, It’ll be great to see you again. Looking forward to it.

Scrappy, You’ve just told them again since I know they do watch the posts on LJ’s. I’ll bring it up the the owner’s of the show this weekend and see what they say.

Matt, They do come to Huston. The show is April 16 – 18 at the Merrel Center in Katy, TX. Unfortunately, at the moment, I can’t travel that far for a show. Maybe next year?

Treeman, I look forward to meeting you. Make sure you introduce yourself (or you can do like Karson and wear something LJ’s!)

-- Chuck Bender, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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#9 posted 01-05-2010 01:15 PM

Chuck, I glad to see that I am not the only early riser. I duck out to my desk before the clad wakes up to get some “Quite Time”


-- So Many tools, So little time

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#10 posted 01-06-2010 04:14 AM

I’ll be that the Baltimore and the Chantilly shows. I don’t think I’ll go down to the Fredericksburg show but I won’t rule it out yet. Look forward to seeing you again, I had a great time talking with you the last time.


-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#11 posted 02-16-2010 04:54 AM

Hopefully. I can make it to one of the VA or MD, PA shows.

Joe – Danville, Pa

-- ~You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.~ - Joe

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