The Woodworking Show in Syracuse March 20-22, 2020
The Horticulture Building NYS Fairgrounds Friday, March 20 - 12 noon to 6pm Saturday, March 21 - 10am to 6pm Sunday, March 22 - 10am to 3pm
Join many other woodworkers from around Upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Canada, and attend the first stop in Syracuse in 16 years for The Woodworking Shows! The event covers three days, starting at noon on Friday and ending on Sunday at 3pm. The cost is $14 if you pay at the door, but buy your tickets online and save $2! Your tickets are good for entry all three days. Children under 15 are admitted free with a paid admission. Active duty military, police, & fire are admitted free with a valid ID.
Many Vendors are committed to being at the Syracuse event with more pending so there will be plenty of opportunities to peruse the show for new toys for your shop/studio! Check the website for more
What else? There are plenty of Seminars being held during each day, most free but a few you can pay for. Free seminars include: Charles Benders: Modern Milling Methods; Shop Made Moldings; Hand-Cut Dovetails; Double Raised Panel; Project Assembly; Finishing Basics Tracey Cheuvront: The Capable Shavehorse; Power Carving Bowls; The Metaphorical Axe Handle Barry Gross: Creating Your Pen Masterpiece; Pen Finishing Techniques; Alumilite Casting & Clear Casting Jim Heavey: Fixing Common Finishing Problems; Finish Application Brush or Spray? Clamping Strategies Ron Herman: Clamp Down Before You Screw It Up; Joinery for the Cabinetmaker; Keeping it Sharp Jeff Hornung: Finishing the Finish; Morocco Blue; Beginning Woodturning; Specialty Tools for Woodturning; The Cutting Edge - Sharpening Your Woodworking Toosl Roland Johnson: Sharpening - The Basics & Beyond; Introducing the Shaper Origin; Coloring Wood Bradley McCalister: Turning Your First Bowl; Wood Stabilizing & Resin Casting; Mini Hollow Forms with Mini Hollowing Tools; Turning Stabilized Wood & Resin Blanks; Master Spindle Turning with Just One Tool!; Wood Coloring & Decorating with Dyes, Metallic Effects Paints, Patinas & Air Brushing Stencils; Turning with Multi-Tip Tools Katherine Nellis: Getting Started Power Carving; Freehand Power Texturing; One-Hour Projects Laney Shaughnessy: How Can a CNC Machine Aid You in Your Woodworking? Alex Snodgrass: Bandsaw Clinic (inc. Eliminating Drift; Choosing the Right Blade; Logs to Lumber; Bandsaw Boxes; Bowl Blanks; 3D Cutting Boards)
There's more! You can enter the Project Challenge in 3 different categories: Youth under 18, Adult, and Youth & Mentor! All projects entered are eligible for a People's Choice or Educator's Choice award! Entries are due by 6pm on Friday or 9am on Saturday morning. Go here for more information.
The Woodworkers of Central New York will have a booth demonstrating crafts from each of our Special Interest Groups - Carvers, Scrollers, Turners, and Woodworkers! We will be working on our 2020 Pens for Troops donation, making tops for the 2020 NYS Fair, creating ornaments for our charity sales, doing some veneering, carving, making Shaker boxes, and doing many other things! If you would like to join, we will also be taking memberships! We hope to see you there!
One Note: When you arrive be aware that the Fairgrounds is also hosting the annual Home Show in the newest building, the Exposition Center. When arriving to park, be sure to tell the attendant you are there for the Woodworking Show so you are parked near the Horticulture Building, not close to the Exposition Center. Check back to see photos of our club's participation at this event!