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07-20-2019 01:58 PM

Topic tags/keywords: carving milling shaping turning finishing refurbishing veneering joining sanding sharpening modern traditional greene and greene shaker victorian rustic arts and crafts

They just announced that Handworks 2020 is on!!!! It will be in Amana, IA again on Sept. 4th & 5th, 2020.
For those that haven’t been there before, this is one of (if not THE) gathering of hand tool manufacturers in the world. High end tool makers from all over the world are there showing their wares, letting you touch them and feel them, and of course, buy them. It is an awesome time!!!!


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#1 posted 07-20-2019 06:19 PM

very cool
thanks for the heads up

-- Rich Gig Harbor, WA

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#2 posted 07-23-2019 04:14 AM

Booked an Airbnb. I’ll be there.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#3 posted 07-23-2019 04:14 AM

FYI, hotels are sold out so if you plan to go and need a place to stay, jump on it soon!

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#4 posted 07-23-2019 10:59 AM

Amana isn’t too far from Iowa City if you need a hotel room.

I’ll put it on my calendar. Should be able to make it over to the show.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#5 posted 07-23-2019 12:53 PM

I like that time of year a lot better than the Spring. I don’t have baseball conflicts.

-- Trust me I'm an engineer.

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#6 posted 07-23-2019 12:55 PM

When I went last time, I just stayed in Cedar Rapids. It was only about 20 minutes away and a nice ride in. I plan on doing the same, personally.

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#7 posted 07-23-2019 12:58 PM



When I went last time, I just stayed in Cedar Rapids. It was only about 20 minutes away and a nice ride in. I plan on doing the same, personally.

- atogrf1

Cedar Rapids is where I was looking for a hotel and it was almost all sold out already for those dates. Just a heads up.

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#8 posted 07-23-2019 01:12 PM


When I went last time, I just stayed in Cedar Rapids. It was only about 20 minutes away and a nice ride in. I plan on doing the same, personally.

- atogrf1

Cedar Rapids is where I was looking for a hotel and it was almost all sold out already for those dates. Just a heads up.

- KelleyCrafts

There is a Hawkeye Football game that weekend in Iowa City. The hotels in the area are probably booked up for that already. You might need to expand your search radius. Waterloo is an hour north and has an airport of your flying in (also home to the free John Deere Tractor and Engine Museum) or the Quad Cities are about an hour to the East. There isn’t a whole lot of anything to the West or South within an hours drive.

-- Trust me I'm an engineer.

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#9 posted 07-23-2019 01:33 PM

I just booked a hotel in Coralsville, IA. It’s not a 5-star hotel of course, but I only need a place to sleep and shower for one night anyway.

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#10 posted 07-23-2019 03:31 PM

When I went last time, I just stayed in Cedar Rapids. It was only about 20 minutes away and a nice ride in. I plan on doing the same, personally.

- atogrf1

Cedar Rapids is where I was looking for a hotel and it was almost all sold out already for those dates. Just a heads up.

- KelleyCrafts

What sites were you looking on? If you go direct to the hotel websites, most will only let you go out a year. That means they haven’t released rooms to places like Expedia, yet, so those sites are showing no availability. Just to be sure, I checked Omaha and almost all the chain hotels are saying “Sold Out” for that same weekend. There’s no way everything in Omaha is booked over a year in advance. I’d be willing to bet that come September, there will be hotels showing available rooms for 2020. That’s when I’m going to check.

When my wife and I visited the Amana Colonies, we also stayed in Cedar Rapids and that’s where I’m going to look, as well.

-- https://www.jtplaneworks.com - In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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#11 posted 07-23-2019 03:37 PM

Coralville is a suburb on the west side of IA City. Des Moines is about as far from Amana as the QC are (where I live). Cedar Rapids isn’t too far way either. All told, there are a lot of hotels in that area.

For anyone that is Frank lloyd wright fan – there is an AMAZING FLW Hotel in Mason City also has great food.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#12 posted 07-23-2019 03:44 PM

I went onto Hotels.com and they had a few to choose from, so I grabbed a cheap one in Coralville. It says its about 20 miles away or so. Not too bad.

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#13 posted 07-23-2019 04:11 PM


When I went last time, I just stayed in Cedar Rapids. It was only about 20 minutes away and a nice ride in. I plan on doing the same, personally.

- atogrf1

Cedar Rapids is where I was looking for a hotel and it was almost all sold out already for those dates. Just a heads up.

- KelleyCrafts

What sites were you looking on? If you go direct to the hotel websites, most will only let you go out a year. That means they haven t released rooms to places like Expedia, yet, so those sites are showing no availability. Just to be sure, I checked Omaha and almost all the chain hotels are saying “Sold Out” for that same weekend. There s no way everything in Omaha is booked over a year in advance. I d be willing to bet that come September, there will be hotels showing available rooms for 2020. That s when I m going to check.

When my wife and I visited the Amana Colonies, we also stayed in Cedar Rapids and that s where I m going to look, as well.

- JayT

Good point JayT. That might be the reason or it’s the Hawkeye football game. Either way, I found a really nice large home with a hot tub and some free range hens that I put my claim on so I’m not worried too much at this point. I would rather that than at a hotel anyway I imagine. I’m carting my wife along so we will grab groceries and probably cook a little too. Should be a nice trip. Now I wish they would post the speakers, demos, and such. I know it’s over a year away but c’mon! ;)

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#14 posted 07-23-2019 04:16 PM

There were a TON of heavy hitters were there last time. Lost Art Press had a table, Don Williams, Roy Underhill, etc… Waaaay too many to list. It was like a literal who’s-who of Woodworking. I have to admit, I was a bit star struck most of the time. Not to mention a cornucopia of IGers.

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#15 posted 07-29-2019 08:14 PM

Awesome!!!! Been to all of them!

-- Steve

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